Pre-Arrival Letter: 1 Month before departure!!! (for if they need to renew your passports) 

Dear

I hope you are well and that you are looking forward to your holiday in beautiful Bali as you near you travel dates.

To ensure that you have a stress-free travel experience I have a few suggestions and important information to help you while you do your final checks and planning before embarking on your holiday to Bali.

Plastic around suitcases:

All suitcases usually go through a scanner at the airport on arrival and on occasion you may be asked to open your suitcase and this takes time, however I have noticed that if you have your suitcases wrapped in the plastic protective wrap at your airport of departure before you leave your country, they do not ask to open your suitcase when you arrive in Bali and this, in turn, saves you a lot of time and hassle at the airport. (Not guaranteed)

Alcohol and Cigarettes:

You are allowed to bring in 1 bottle of Alcohol per adult person, if would like to enjoy some wine or other alcohol during your holiday, I would strongly recommend that you bring a bottle per person as Alcohol is very expensive in Bali.

You are allowed to bring in 200 (1 carton) Cigarettes per person, there is unfortunately not much of a variety of brands in Bali, but what they have is cheap, Carton of Marlboro about € 10.

Visa:

• Ensure your passport has at least 6 months validity!!!

• If you have a VISA-free stamp in your passport, you CANNOT extend your time in Indonesia, VISA’s are valid for 30 days (NOT ONE MONTH) entry day and departure day counts as a full day!!! If you are one day overdue, the fine is IDR 300.000 per person per day. (After 3 days this becomes stricter and more expensive)

IMPORTANT! PLEASE CLICK ON THE PROVIDED LINK AND READ  http://www.bali.com/visa-indonesia-entry-requirements-bali.html

If before you arrive in Indonesia you suspect there’s a good chance you will want to stay longer than 30 days, I recommend that you obtain a visa upon arrival at the airport for $35 and then you can extend that, for a VISA extension there are many agents in Bali. The fee for an agent and VISA is approximate $ 80/100,- (+ 2x transport cost)  But my advice is that you contact the Indonesian Embassy in your country of residence before travelling to Bali and you probably (before you could) can get a 60 day VISA at the Embassy, this will be less hassle and much cheaper.

•Visitors with a visa-free stamp will NOT be permitted to leave Indonesia from any exit point not listed below so make sure to buy a US$35 Visa if your plans require you to leave from somewhere else.

• Denpasar (Bali airport) + Jakarta + Surabaya + Medan + Batam + Batam (sea) + Bintan (sea)

• For those who needs a Visa on arrival, we recommend the airport VIP pickup service at a fee of  € 35 / $ 35 / IDR 500.000 per person.

• Please place your order in advance to allow us time to make the arrangements, we can put the cost of this service on your final bill.

• I personally don’t need a Visa upon arrival, however, I still prefer to take the VIP service, as you are picked up just as you leave the aircraft going down the escalator stairs, and you will avoid most of the long cues. 

• For those who have heavy or a lot of luggage, I recommend you take one of the luggage carriers, the cost of this service is IDR 50.000 and they bring your luggage to the minivan, it will save you pain in your back.

These are the Nationalities that have Visa Free of cost:

A

Albania

Algeria

Andorra

Angola

Antigua & Barbuda

Argentina

Armenia

Australia

Austria

Azerbaijan

B

Bahamas

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belarus

Brunei

Belgium

Belize

Benin

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

Bulgaria

Burkina Faso

Burundi

C

Cambodia

Canada

Cape Verde

Chad

Chile

China

Commonwealth of Dominica

Comoros

Costa Rica

Cote D'Ivoire

Croatia

Cuba

Cyprus

Czech Republic

D

Denmark

Dominican Republic

E

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Estonia

F

Fiji

Finland

France

G

Gabon

Gambia

Georgia

Germany

Ghana

Greece

Grenada

Guatemala

Guyana

H

Haiti

Honduras

Hongkong

Hungary

I

Iceland

India

Ireland

Italy

J

Jamaica

Japan

Jordan

K

Kazakhstan

Kenia

Kiribati

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

L

Laos

Latvia

Lebanon

Lesotho

Lichtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

M

Macao SAR

Macedonia

Madagascar

Malawi

Malaysia

Maldives

Mali

Malta

Marshall Islands

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mexico

Moldova

Monaco

Mongolia

Morocco

Mozambique

Myanmar

N

Namibia

Nauru

Nepal

Netherlands

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Norway

O

Oman

P

Palau

Palestine

Panama

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Puerto Rico

Q

Qatar

R

Romania

Russia

Rwanda

S

Samoa

San Marino

Sao Tome & Principe

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Serbia

Seychelles

Singapore

Slovakia

Slovenia

Solomon Islands

South Africa

South Korea

Spain

Sri Lanka

St Kitts & Nevis

St Lucia

St Vincent & Grenadines

Suriname

Swaziland

Sweden

Switzerland

T

Taiwan

Tajikistan

Tanzania

Thailand

Timor Leste

Togo

Tonga

Trinidad & Tobago

Tunisia

Turkey

Turkmenistan

Tuvalu

U

Uganda

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

United Kingdom

Uruguay

USA

Uzbekistan

V

Vanuatu

Vatican City

Venezuela

Vietnam

Z

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Indonesian Visa upon Arrival costs USD35

Libya

If your country is not on this list then you need to apply for a visa at an Indonesian Embassy or Consulate within your country.

After you have gone through Customs, You will need to look out for your driver ‘’Gede” if you booked the driver with us he will be meeting you at the arrivals hall holding a sign with your surname and with the name Sahaja Sawah Resort. There may be quite a few other drivers with signs so you will have to keep a keen eye out, but if you are not able to locate your driver you can call him on him mobile  T. +62 8533 9359 016

The drive from the airport can take some time as it all depends on traffic but a minimum of 2 hours, take this opportunity to enjoy the scenery and you will have access to a Tourist Guide and a Bali Map in your car.

Your driver, Gede, will gladly answer any questions you may have regarding what there is to see and do on your holiday, or what Tours available to you. Gede can also provide you with interesting information about Bali and the culture.

You will also have cool towels and water in the car at your disposal.

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Our wish is that you will have a pleasant and memorable stay with us.

Wishing you all the best and warm regards from all the Staff and Family van Elmpt

🙏🏾🙏🏽🙏🏼 May the Gods be with You 🙏🏼🙏🏽🙏🏾