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.




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.

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  • Rade

    Few months ago i was going from Phuket to Singapore, and at the airport i discovered that i had to pay some new tax, they called it service charge. Nobody new nothing of this, not even guys who travel often to Singapore from Phuket. We were told, while waiting in line to check our tickets, about this tax, and in this words : ” no pay tax no ticket ” Anyway we all had to pay it, and it wasn’t cheap too, it was about 25euros. So yes, be aware of any extra cost you might encounter.
    All the best travels to you all….

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