Everything you need to know about Bali’s Tourism Tax 2024

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Bali’s tourism tax comes into effect on the 14th of February 2024, aimed at preserving its natural beauty and cultural heritage. Tourists planning to visit Bali need to mark a crucial update in their calendars and travel admin.

Here’s everything you need to know about Bali’s tourism tax 2024.

Understanding The New Bali Tourism Tax

The Bali provincial government has announced a new tourism tax of IDR 150,000 per visitor, applicable to international tourists entering the island. The tourism tax policy is being introduced as part of a bigger mission by the Provincial Government to promote sustainable and dignified tourism in Bali.

The revenue generated from this tax will be directed toward funding environmental initiatives, cultural preservation projects, and infrastructure improvements. This will enhance the visitor experience without compromising the island’s integrity.

How Will It Affect Your Trip?

For travelers, the new tourism tax means planning for an additional expense of IDR 150,000 (about USD10) upon entry into Bali. Every tourist needs to pay this, children are not exempted.

The new tourism tax applies to those visiting mainland Bali as well as its surrounding islands such as Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, and Nusa Ceningan.

The tourism tax is collected per entry, meaning if you leave Bali and travel to another part of Indonesia, you will need to pay the levy again upon your return to Bali.

Why Now?

Bali tourism chief Tjok Bagus Pemayun first announced the start date of the levy in September 2023.

He has since confirmed that the funds will be managed by the Bali Provincial Government, the Bali Tourism Office, and the BPKAD.

Bali is not alone in its pursuit of sustainable tourism. Other destinations, such as Venice and Bhutan, have implemented similar taxes to balance the impacts of tourism with environmental and cultural preservation.

How Do I Pay The Bali Tourism Tax?

According to The Bali Sun, he assured the payment for the levy can be processed quickly at immigration counters.

However, according to a recent official notice, tourists are encouraged to pay the tax via the Love Bali website or app before leaving for Bali.

Whether you’re drawn to Bali for its restaurant scene, serene beaches, vibrant culture, or spiritual ambiance, your visit now carries an added layer of purpose. As we look towards a more sustainable future, Bali’s new tourism tax is a step in the right direction, ensuring that the island’s magic is preserved for generations to come.

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