USA Winter 2018-2019
GETTING TO BALI
Here are helpful instructions to make your travels to Bali more easeful.
What airport do I fly into?
Make all travel arrangements into Denpasar (DPS). Please be aware that you will need to depart the US one to two days before the start of the training, depending on the flight schedule you chose. The international airport code for Denpasar, Bali is DPS.
FROM THE GATE
Make it easy on yourself, get a free luggage cart.
PASSPORT & VISA INFORMATION
Important note about passports:
Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months upon arrival in Indonesia. You should also be able to demonstrate an outbound flight from Indonesia and have at least two blank pages in your passport, or you will be denied embarkation by your airline. Please keep a photocopy of your passport.
Important note about visas:
Most countries are under the Visa On Arrival (VOA) system. Therefore, in most cases, you will apply for a single entry tourist’s visa for a 30 day stay. You should know 45 nations are now allowed to visit Bali visa-free for 30 days. More info can be found here: http://www.embassyofindonesia.org
What kind of Visa do I need?
A 30-day zero cost ($00 USD) tourist visa (often referred to as a Visa On Arrival, since you can get it when you land at Denpasar International Airport) is required to enter Bali.
Do I need a visa to visit Bali?
Yes, depending on your nationality. U.S. passport holders will need to show a passport valid for six months after the arrival date in Bali, a return ticket and $00USD (because it is free) for a 30 day visa.
NOTE: If you take the FREE visa, it is NOT extendable and you will have to leave Indonesia on the 29th day OR pay a hefty fine per day you have overstayed your visa.
- If you are staying less than 30 days upon arriving into customs hall go to Customs line, have your Customs Form pre-filled out, passport ready. Then proceed to Baggage claim.
- If you are staying longer than 30 days and getting a 60 day Visa then go to Visa On Arrival (VOA) line. Cost is $35 for Americans, check with your nation for exact cost.
Do I need any inoculations?
Generally speaking, traveling to foreign countries exposes you to new germs and diseases. All inoculations inquiries need to be directed to your physician for an accurate assessment of your individual need or preference.
- Get your bags, then go forward to putting bags through security screening (x-ray of all your bags carry-on’s included quick and easy) – hand over your Claims Form. You are allowed 1 liter of alcohol per person (wine included), there is a small fee (usually $10) if you bring in more than your 1 liter. Alcohol in Bali is very expensive (taxed at 300%) if not made in Bali.
- Pick up bags, and walk out to meet your driver.
- When you leave this hall, you will be in the real world. And there are lots of people here! Look for your driver holding a sign with YOUR NAME on it.
- Do not let anyone hold your luggage cart besides your driver. Or better yet, just wheel out your own cart and follow your driver.
TRANSFER OPTIONS BETWEEN DENPASAR AIRPORT AND UBUD
For all taxi shuttle services you will need to make advanced reservations.
Use my friends Transport company. Owner Agung Alit. The cost is $25-30 per person or per car if you are sharing it with another. Contact Agung his whats app is +62 812 3918 3383
FROM AIRPORT TO UBUD
1. Etiquette: Your driver will be friendly and kind. Please make loving conversation. This is Bali, he wants to tell you about his country. He is happy to be serving you and deeply grateful for time together. He is not to be ignored. He is important.
2. As you drive from Denpasar airport take it all in. You are not in Kansas anymore. There is even a temple at the airport (as there is in every home, business, building in Bali). You will drive through Kuta (the Vegas of Bali) know you will get to the real Bali so just hold tight. Your drive will take 1 hour or if at peak time of traffic a bit more.
3. Upon arrival you will be greeted with authentic LOVE and big smiles from the staff. Be as gracious as you can be. Say THANK YOU “Terima kasi”
4. While in Bali always act from your Highest Self. When in doubt ask yourself, what would love do?