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Couple going to Bali!

Posted by AjaPapaya on 5/2/2013 at 02:46


We are a danish couple going to Bali on the 19th February, but we have a few questions.

First of all, we will be leaving Bali in the afternoon on the 13th march and we are a little worried about getting to the airport etc. due to Nyepi being on the 12th march this year. Anyone have any experiences and tips on being in Bali for Nyepi?

Secondly we are not sure about visas. We have read in a few guidebooks that you can just get it upon arrival in Bali in the airport and pay 25 US$ ? Another option is to get it before we leave from the Indonesian embassy in Denmark, but that involves a lot of paperwork and we have to pay double of what it will cost in the airport..
Anything you can tell us about visas and Bali will be helpful!

Thank you!
- Aja

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Posted by busylizzy on 5/2/2013 at 03:59

My understanding is that you will be fine with getting to the airport, particularly the day after. The only trouble that I had was getting a boat. I had planned on moving between Lembongan and Penida that day, but all boats are off the water.

Visas are $25 on arrival for most nationalities. I did a quick google and came up with this: Based on that, you will be eligible for visa on arrival.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 5/2/2013 at 20:28 admin

No problem with Nyepi as you're talking about the day after Nyepi.

Danes are eligible for VOA so no problems there either.

Have fun!

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Posted by mooball on 6/2/2013 at 06:32 TF writer

Yep, visa on arrival. $25, pay by credit card, USD, Euro.

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Posted by AjaPapaya on 6/2/2013 at 12:05

Thanks for all your answers!

Any recommendations on how to spend Nyepi? Is it best to get your own place (maybe a small villa?), so you can keep indoor and out of the way without being locked inside a dark hotel room? :)

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