Travellers Cheques and Credit Cards
Travellers cheques are accepted by leading banks and hotels in principal cities. The use of travellers cheques in Indonesia is as popular as in any other county. Diners Club, American Express, Visa and Master Card are widely accepted at hotels, department stores, shops, restaurants and night clubs. According to the Indonesian banking regulations, payment by credit cards should be charged in local currency.
An airport departure tax of Rp. 150,000 is levied by the airport authority for travellers on international flights and Rp. 35,000 for domestic flights. The tax must be paid in Rupiah.
Electricity used in Indonesia is 220 volts.
Only Rupiah (Indonesian currency) is accepted at regular stores and restaurants. Certain foreign currencies and major credit cards are accepted by most hotels, restaurants and souvenirs shops.
IDD (International Direct Dialling)
Country code - Indonesia: 62 city code - Bali: 361
Government offices open at 8 am daily except on Saturday and Sunday. Many small shops in Denpasar are closed in the afternoon (usually 1 pm to 6 pm) and re-open in the evening until 9 pm. However, shops in tourist areas are generally open all day. Banks are open from 8 am to 2 pm Monday to Friday.
Most major countries currencies, either bank notes or traveler checks, are easily converted into rupiah (Indonesia currency). Banks and Money Changers can easily be found in the largest towns in Bali, but it is advisable to carry sufficient rupiah (Rp) when traveling to the less popular areas of Bali. Almost all hotels and other business will accept foreign currency, but usually at lower rate of exchange than offered by Bank and Money Changers. For your convenience a bank is located at Ngurah Rai International Airport. ATMs, located throughout most popular tourist areas to include the airport, provide quick and safe access to funds from your personal or business bank accounts.
Bali is linked via satellite to all major countries of the world. International calls can be made (via the operator or IDD-001/008) from any private / business or hotel telephone.
Most major countries currencies, either bank notes or traveler checks, are easily converted into rupiah (Indonesia currency).