Bali departure tax goes up


Visitors to Bali will get a little kick in the rear when they leave. The airport tax for foreigners is now 150,000rp, up from 100,000rp. For most people this isn’t a big deal, but for families with kids it’s another negative, takes some of the edge off of those good Aussie dollar rates.

Here is how Bali Discovery explains it.

Bali’s Airport Service Charge Increased 50%
Effective from November 1, 2007 – Rp. 150,000 Airport Service Charge for International Passengers Departing Bali.

Bali News: Bali’s Airport Service Charge Increased 50%
(11/3/2007) In compliance with the decision of Indonesia’s Minister of Transportation issued on October 26, 2007 Angkasa Pura I – the managers of Bali’s International Airport have announced a 50% increase in the passenger service charge paid by every traveler departing on an international flight.

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The higher charge of Rp. 150,000 (US$16.30) took effect from November 1, 2007, and is an increase from the former charge of Rp. 100,000 (US$10.86).

The increase was formally announced via a circular letter dated October 26, 2007, sent by the General Manager of Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport, I Kt. Erdi Nuka.

Some years ago I was leaving flying out of Manila back to Hong Kong after a diving holiday. Down to my last $10 I found the airport tax was $20 and had to generate the last $10 by selling items in my backpack to a fellow traveler. You don’t want to go that route, so remember to have a couple of hundred rupiah extra when leaving, to take care of the departure tax and any ‘mishaps’ that need to be cleared up.