Planning Ahead

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PLANNING AHEAD TO BALI

Passport

Your passport must be valid for 6 more months.

Medicines

  1. Be sure to have any prescriptions or medication you may be taking up to date and have enough dosage to supply you through your visit.
  2. Many western medicines are not available and if they are the costs are 2 to 3 times more because of import duties.
  3. Bring an antiseptic for minor scratches. Lip balm, bug spray, aspirin, and vitamins are all available but once again the prices are steep.

American Currency

  1. Due to serious problems with Asian counterfeiting, some $50 and $100 bills or notes are not accepted by banks or businesses in Indonesia.
  2. NO bills or notes printed before 1999 (1998, 1997, 1996, etc.) of any amount.
  3. Use bills or notes printed in 2000 or later. 2001, 2002, 2003, etc.
  4. No currency in the C and D Series.
  5. The CB and DB bills or notes will not be accepted. Print this or forward to your bank. Ask a bank officer to go over this to be sure.
  6. We recommend going to a local bank before leaving and obtaining the amount you plan to bring to Bali in the latest currency you can obtain.
  7. There are ATMs everywhere in Bali however it is best to check with your local banker to see if there are any Indonesian banks that have fee arrangements with your bank.
  8. The fees can be quite high here as there is no regulation for international transfers.

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