Bali is an Indonesian island, located just a few degrees south of the equator, and has a tropical climate, hot all year round. However from December to March, the west monsoon can bring heavy showers and high humidity, but days are still often sunny with the rains starting in the late afternoon or evening and passing quickly. From June to September, the humidity is low and it can be quite cool in the evenings. At this time of the year there is hardly any rain in the lowland coastal areas. At higher elevations such as Bedugul or Kintamani, it gets distinctly chilly and you will need either a sweater or jacket after the sun sets. Temperatures are high and uniform throughout the year. They are slightly higher from October to March, when the daily average is around 27 °C (81 °F), and a bit lower from June to September, when the daily average is around 26 °C (79 °F). Moreover, hot days are possible all year round (except in January, at the height of the rainy season), with peaks of 37/40 °C (99/104 °F). In the rainy season, high relative humidity makes the heat muggy.
All foreigners wishing to enter Indonesia must have a Passport valid for at least six (6) months from the date of arrival along with proof (tickets) on onward or return passage. Please contact the Indonesian Embassy/Consulate in your country before the congress in order to check if you require any other immigration procedures to visit Indonesia.
Free Tourist Visa Indonesia now provides special Short Stay Visa Free facilities for tourists who are nationals of total 169 countries who wish to travel to Indonesia. Tourist Visa Free Facilities are valid for 30 days, are non-extendable and cannot be transferred into any other type of stay permit.
The following are the Countries granted Visa Free Facilities according to Presidential Decree No. 21 of 2016:
Antigua and Barbuda
Commonwealth of Dominica
|Holy See (Vatican City)|
Republic of Korea
Macao (SAR of China)
Papua New Guinea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent (Grenadines)
Sao Tome and Principe
Trinidad and Tobago
United< States of America
United Arab Emirates
More Information on imigration available at: www.imigrasi.go.id
Passport holders of all other countries and non-tourists of the aforementioned countries must obtain valid Indonesian visas at an Indonesia Embassies or Consulates in their home country prior to departure to Indonesia. For details and enquiries please contact the Indonesian Embassy in your home country.
Invitation letter or other necessary documents to obtain Indonesia Visa will be provided by the Secretariat of 16th APCP, 9th ASMIPS (PIT), and 6th APCPN based on request. However this letter aims to assist participants for their travel to Indonesia and does not imply any commitment for the Organization Committee to provide nancial support.
The Indonesia Rupiah is also called IDR. Information of daily exchange rate can be found in newspapers or from the net. Some Indonesia banks provide this on their websites. IDR and US$ are the most acceptable currencies. Most tourism resorts have money changer facilities. When you are traveling to remote areas it is advisable to exchange your money and clear your check. Credit cards are only acceptable in big hotels, restaurants, shops and traveling agencies Rough exchange rate:
Rp. 10,615 = 1 AUD
Rp. 13,315 = 1 USD
Rp. 16,332 = 1 EUR
(Currency rate as of January 2018)
Automatic Teller Machines are mushrooming all over the island, especially at shopping centre and bank branches. It will be easy for you to nd one in any of the main tourist centres. Most of them are connected to international banking networks thus making it possible to look for machines that are a?liated with your own ATM network. You can draw usually between 1.5 million and 3 million in one go. Thus if you need more money you will have to pull several times adding to the bank charges, as each transaction counts. There should be a sticker on the machine, which says either 50.000 or 100.000. Naturally, the ones with Rp. 100.000 bills can go up to 2.5 or 3 million.
An airport tax of IDR 150,000 is levied by airports on departing passengers on international ights and IDR 40,000 for those on domestic routes. Most airline today incorporate airport tax into their total tickets cost on purchase. Do make sure that this is already included.
Electric power supply is 220 volts in all regions. So be careful with your 110-volt electronic equipment. The sockets will only t with two pins rounded-tip plugs (technically known as Type C, E, and F) or use adaptors. Most hotels and many restaurants in large cities provide internet connections or free WiFi.