Jakarta, IO – The Provincial Government of Bali will soon implement a policy of collecting Bali entry fees for foreign tourists effective next year. Bali governor Wayan Koster said the entrance fee will be set at Rp150,000 (around US$10).
Foreign tourists can pay this fee via e-payment after arriving at Ngurah Rai Airport. “The rate is set in rupiah so it doesn’t fluctuate against US dollar,” said Koster, per detikcom, Thursday (13/7).
The levy is based on Law 15/2023 on the Province of Bali. It allows the Provincial Government of Bali to seek new source of funding in the form of levies on foreign tourists, which is also governed by regional regulations.
Koster said the tax will constitute a revenue stream for the province’s budget. The funds will then be used to build tourism infrastructure in Bali.
“The funds from this levy will be managed by regional apparatus in a targeted, transparent and accountable manner,” he said. (un)