News about Bali
Various news items about Bali.
Visa rules are implemented: The Indonesian government their policies on entrance visa."visa on arrival", for the duration of one month. If you want to stay longer you must apply for visa before you enter Indonesia.
Rumours about new ownership laws The government is planning to allow foreigners to own land in their name, in Indonesia. Up to a certain size of property, for private use. The Government has started with condeminiums in Tourist areas, that have been built on state owned land, that can be legally owned by foreigners.
Also the so called "Hak Pakai" is now beeing used more frequently:
It allows you to have your property in your name - freehold for 10 years at a time. Renewable every 10 years.br>
Visas are waived for nationals of 39 countries for visits of no more than two months (non-extendable). The countries are: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Morocco (entries only through the airports of Jakarta, Medan and Bali), Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States of America, Venezuela and Yugoslavia.
Entry and departure must be made through the airports of Medan, Batam, Pekanbaru, Padang, Surabaya, Jakarta (Soekarno-Hatta), Bali, Manado, Ambon, Biak, Kupang (Timor), Balikpapan (East Kalimantan) and Pontianak (west Kalimantan) and/or the seaports of Medan, Batam, Tanjung Pinang (Riau Islands), Jakarta (Tanjung Priok), Surabaya, Semarang, Bali (Benoa and Padang Bai), Ambon and Manado.
Taiwan visitors with passports coded "MFA" or "M" issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Taipei, whose point of departure is Taipei international airport are allowed visa free entry through the airports of Jakarta, Medan and Bali and the seaport of Batam Island only within one week of leaving Taipei airport to enter Indonesia.
For other ports of arrival and departure, visas are required. Visas are also free for registered delegates attending a conference which has received official approval.
For those who are not nationals of the above-stated countries and who arrive and/or leave from non-designated ports, tourist visas can be obtained from any Indonesian Embassy or Consulate. Two photographs are required and a small fee is charged.
OUT OF BALI
Bali is also the departure point for trips to Lombok, the neighbouring island that people are beginning to discover.
Ferries, hydrofoils and shuttle flights fly back and forth daily.
The Nusa Tengara islands and Sulawesi are also easily accessible from Bali with boats and flights.
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