Updated: on 24 January 2024

Here at Secret Retreats we pride ourselves on being the Asia Experts, helping 1000s of travellers a year to plan and book their holidays in Indonesia and across Asia and it all starts with up to the minute advice on Indonesia tourist entry requirements and answering the most common tourist visa questions such as is a visa needed for Bali. An archipelago of around 17,000 islands, Indonesia is open to tourism year-round and provides both Indonesia visas on arrival (VOA) and e-visas on arrival (e-VOA) to international visitors under a variety of conditions which we will keep regularly updated on this page. As to the commonly asked question of is a visa needed for Bali, you simply need an Indonesia tourist visa to visit Bali or any of Indonesia’s 17,000 islands.

A valid Indonesia tourist visa gives you access to the whole archipelago. Tourist visas are typically issued for stays of up to 30days (some tourist visas can be extended beyond 30days) and are valid for use within 90days from date of issue. The basic requirements for all forms of tourist visa to Indonesia are a valid passport with a minimum of 6months validity (counting the 6 months validity from the date you leave Indonesia) and a confirmed outbound ticket (flight or boat) from Indonesia. Remember also, many immigration police worldwide do not take kindly to passports that have been damaged in any way (blurred and warped from being wet, rips on any pages, any pages missing) and if you present a passport on arrival that has been damaged you may be refused entry. Take care of your passport and get a new one before travelling if it ever becomes damaged in any way. Additionally, Indonesia tourist entry requirements for all forms of tourist visa include a Customs Declaration on arrival. This is an online form that you complete online and on successful completion of the form the webpage generates a QR code which the customs officers will ask to see as you exit the baggage hall. It is advisable to complete the customs declaration form in advance of your arrival in Indonesia, forms can be completed up to 4days prior to your arrival date in Indonesia. Only one form per couple/family travelling together is required. You can access the customs declaration form for Indonesia tourist entry requirements here - https://ecd.beacukai.go.id/ and you can complete up to 4 days in advance of your arrival (advisable to complete before your arrival).

New Indonesia Bali entry requirements have been announced, commencing on February 14, 2024. All international visitors travelling to Bali will be subject to a new ‘Tourist Levy’ on arrival. This new levy is a one-time fee of 150,000 IDR (approx 10USD) that is collected at entry points to Bali (airports and seaports). Travelers are encouraged to settle this payment via the Love Bali website https://lovebali.baliprov.go.id prior to their arrival. Upon payment, a tourism levy voucher will be sent via email, and tourists should store it on their smartphones for scanning at checkpoints in Bali Airport and seaports as proof of payment.

Indonesia Visa Entry Requirements – Visa On Arrival (VOA)

For the Indonesia visa entry requirements for a Visa On Arrival (VOA) you will need a passport (per person arriving with you in Indonesia) that is valid for at least 6 months from the date of your departure from Indonesia, a confirmed outbound flight or boat from Indonesia, and a completed customs declaration form. The fee for the Indonesia visa on arrival is IDR 500,000 per person and can be paid in a variety of currencies and by credit card if you prefer. Payment for the Indonesia visa on arrival is made at the dedicated counter for Visa on Arrival, they will then put the visa stamp in your passport and hand you a receipt, you then present your passport, receipt and boarding pass to the Immigration Police who will stamp your visa valid. You are then free to retrieve your baggage and enter Indonesia for a stay of up to 30days – remember to prepare your Customs Declaration QR Code to show the customs officer as you pass the customs desk. If you prefer to avoid queues on arrival you can apply for an e-Visa in advance of your arrival, we cover that Indonesia visa in the next section.

Indonesia Visa Entry Requirements – Visa On Arrival (VOA)
1. A passport that is valid for at least 6 months from your departure date from Indonesia.
2. A confirmed ticket (plane or boat) outbound from Indonesia after your visit.
3. A QR code from a completed Customs Declaration form https://ecd.beacukai.go.id .
4. The fee for your Indonesia Visa On Arrival, IDR 500,000 per person.
5. The Indonesia Visa On Arrival allows stays up to 30days long, and is extendable.
6. This visa must be used within 90 days from the date of issue.


The Indonesia Visa On Arrival is available to citizens from the following countries:

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Bahrain
Egypt
Jordan
Kenya
Kuwait
Morocco
Oman
Palestine
Qatar
Rwanda
Saudi Arabia
Seychelles
South Africa
Tunisia
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
Albania
Andorra
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Monaco
Netherland
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
San Marino
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Vatican
Argentina
Brazil
Canada
Chile
Colombia
Ecuador
Guatemala
Mexico
Panama
Peru
Suriname
USA
Australia
New Zealand
Brunei Darussalam
Cambodia
China
Hong Kong
India
Japan
Kazakhstan
Laos
Macau
Malaysia
Maldives
Myanmar
Philippines
Singapore
South Korea
Taiwan
Thailand
Timor Leste
Uzbekistan
Vietnam


With this Indonesia visa on arrival you can:
  • Visit family or friends.
  • Visit Indonesia for the purpose of tourism, business, government business, purchasing goods, meetings, or transit.
  • Attend meetings, incentives, conventions, and exhibitions as an attendee.
You must:
  • Be staying in Indonesia for visit purposes only.
  • Be financially sufficient during your stay in Indonesia.
  • Comply with all visa conditions and Indonesia laws.
  • Other information
  • Prohibited from working.
  • Prohibited from attending events as a speaker.
  • You can extend this visa for another 30 days of stay.
  • You cannot convert this visa to another visa or stay permit.

Indonesia e-Visa Requirements – (e-VOA)

The Indonesia e-visa requirements are similar to the Indonesia visa on arrival. You will need a passport that is valid for at least 6 months past the date of your planned departure from Indonesia. You will need a confirmed outbound ticket from Indonesia. You will need a completed Customs Declaration to present the QR code to the customs officers as above with the Indonesia visa on arrival. The evisa Indonesia is valid for stays up to 30days and must be used within 90days from date of issue. The Indonesia evisa application is made here - https://molina.imigrasi.go.id. If granted, you will receive your evisa by email. Be sure to download and print your Indonesia evisa before your departure to Indonesia and go to the e-VOA counter on arrival in Indonesia.

Citizens from the following countries are eligible for an e-VOA:

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Bahrain
Egypt
Jordan
Kenya
Kuwait
Morrocco
Mozambique
Oman
Palestine
Qatar
Rwanda
Saudi Arabia
Seychelles
South Africa
Tanzania
Tunisia
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
Albania
Andorra
Armenia
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Czech Republic
Croatia
Cyprus
Denmark
Eire (Ireland)
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Italy
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Monaco
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
San Marino
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Slovenia
Sweden
Switzerland
Ukraine
UK
Vatican
Argentina
Brazil
Canada
Chile
Colombia
Ecuador
Guatemala
Mexico
Panama
Peru
Suriname
USA
Venezuela
Australia
New Zealand
Brunei
Cambodia
China
Hong Kong
India
Japan
Kazakhstan
Laos
Macau
Maldives
Malaysia
Myanmar
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Singapore
South Korea
Taiwan
Thailand
Timor Leste
Uzbekistan
Vietnam


With this Indonesia evisa on arrival you can:
  • Visit family or friends.
  • Visit Indonesia for the purpose of tourism, business, government business, purchasing goods, meetings, or transit.
  • Attend meetings, incentives, conventions, and exhibitions as an attendee.
You must:
  • Be staying in Indonesia for visit purposes only.
  • Be financially sufficient during your stay in Indonesia.
  • Comply with all visa conditions and Indonesia laws.
  • Other information
  • Prohibited from working.
  • Prohibited from attending events as a speaker.
  • You can extend this visa for another 30 days of stay.
  • You cannot convert this visa to another visa or stay permit.

Visa Free Entry Indonesia – ASEAN Passport Holders ONLY

There is visa free entry to Indonesia for holders of passports from the 11 ASEAN countries. Passport holders from the following countries can enjoy visa free travel to Indonesia.

Brunei Darussalam
The Philippines
Cambodia
Laos
Malaysia
Myanmar
Singapore
Thailand
Vietnam
Timor Leste


Stays are granted for up to 30days on arrival and no fee is due. However, please note that as with the VOA and e-VOA, applicants for the visa free entry to Indonesia will need a passport that will be valid for at least 6 months after the planned departure date from Indonesia, and a confirmed outbound ticket (plane or boat) from Indonesia. Note also that a Customs Declaration is required.

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