Fast Facts: Bali

What is the weather like in Bali?

Bali's dry season occurs between April and October, with heat and humidity indexes still high. Monsoon season is between November and March with January and February being the wettest months.

Check out the current weather conditions in Bali.


What is required for entry into Bali?

See our Visa page for information on passports and visas to Bali.


Are there any health precautions I should take?

Malaria risk exists throughout the year in the whole country except in Jakarta Municipality, big cities, and within the areas of the tourist resorts of Bali and Java.

Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization


What is the currency?

The currency in Bali is the Indonesian Rupiah. Please review the current exchange rate fpr the Indonesia Rupiah..

Tipping: 10 % in restaurants, Rp 500 per bag for porters


What are the best things to shop for in Bali?

Shop for the Indonesian textile batik, silver, leather crafts, baskets, cloth, porcelain, tin art objects, wood, ikat, masks, coffee, tea and honey. Be prepared to bargain for everything! Start low and expect to meet the seller at least halfway.

Yogyakarta: leather crafts and handbags made of plant fibers, silver, batiks, and wayang kulit puppets.
Irian Jaya: wood carvings.
Surabaya: Ikat weavings and batik.


What are the voltage requirements in Bali?

Voltage: 127/230 V *Conversion to 230V in progress; complete in principal cities; plugs C, F, and G. You will need a voltage converter and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit. View more information about electrical standards around the world.


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