How strict are Bali on passport damage?

In 2019, Balinese authorities began enforcing a $7000 fine for airlines if they carry passengers with damaged passports, with some even being made to return to Australia. This has resulted in many travellers being turned away at airports across Australia, unable to have their holiday.

Can we travel to Bali without passport?

Is an Indian passport required for Bali? Yes, an Indian passport is required to enter Bali. You need to have a passport that is valid for 6 months after you get your visa for Bali and has at least 2 blank pages.

Does Bali require 6 months passport validity?

Entering IndonesiaThe fee is US$35 (A$50) per person and there will be a small additional processing fee when applying online. Your passport must have six months validity for you to enter Bali. For all other visas, visit the Indonesian Directorate General of Immigration website.

Can I travel with a slightly damaged passport?

In most cases, if a passport's appearance has been fundamentally affected, it contains a damaged chip, or has incurred other superficial wear and tear, it will not be accepted as a travel document.

What passport damage is acceptable?

HM Passport Office classes a passport as damaged if: Details are indecipherable. The laminate has lifted enough to allow the possibility of photo substitution. There's discolouration of the bio-data page.

Is Bali strict on passports?

What requirements do I need to go to Bali?

Travelling to and from Bali

  • Visa requirements. Visas are required to enter Bali, including transit. …
  • Damaged passports are not accepted. Entry into Indonesia may be refused if your passport is damaged, including normal wear and tear that impacts the legibility or scanning. …
  • Forms and apps. …
  • When you arrive. …
  • Transiting.

Can unmarried tourists go to Bali?

"Bali is Bali as usual, which is comfortable and safe to be visited," said Bali Governor Wayan Koster. Visitors will not be required to prove their marital status when checking into accommodation, and local officials will not carry out checks, Mr Koster said.

Can I travel if my passport expires in exactly 6 months?

The Issue Date of your passport can be found on the data page of your passport book or on the front of your passport card. Some countries require that your passport be valid at least six months beyond the dates of your trip. Some airlines will not allow you to board if this requirement is not met.

How much damage is acceptable for a passport?

Damage that might require you to replace your passport includes water damage, a significant tear, unofficial markings on the data page, missing visa pages (torn out), a hole punch, or other injuries. Normal 'wear and tear' of a U.S. passport is expected and likely does not count as 'damage.

Are slightly damaged passports accepted?

As a rule of thumb, if you're unsure whether the passport is too damaged or not, it's better to assume it's too damaged and replace it. The last thing you want is to have a vacation ruined because border authorities declared your passport invalid due to damages. The authorities could even detain you or send you home.

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