Bali customs regulations

Customs information

Traveling to Bali can be an exciting time, but before you leave be sure to familiarise yourself with Bali customs and regulations and their policies on what is permitted and restricted to enter the country.

Customs Bali operates strict regulations and procedures on goods that enter and leave the Indonesian territory. If this is your first visit to Bali it’s important to understand Bali customs for imports and exports, and what consignment or passenger goods they consider prohibited or restricted. These provisions include:


  • Narcotics
  • Psychotropic
  • Explosive materials
  • Fire-arm and ammunition
  • Fire works
  • Defined Books and printed materials
  • Audio and/or visual recording media
  • Telecommunication equipment
  • Color photo copy parts and equipment
  • Endangered species of wild fauna and flora
  • Unregistered food and beverages
  • Dangerous materials
  • Pesticides
  • Ozone depleting substances
  • Goods containing ozone depleting substances
  • Wastes
  • Culturally valuable goods
  • Certain amount of Rupiah in cash

Violation of these provisions can be met with punishment, imprisonment or a fine. So if you are heading out to Bali and eager to get into the holiday mode, remember to check your luggage for these prohibited or restricted items before your departure.

Before disembarking from your flight, remember to fill out the Immigration Card and Customs Declaration Form correctly and include a $25 USD fee. Upon leaving Bali you may be required to undergo a hand luggage search. Customs generally look for alcohol above the duty free limit so be sure to stay within the passenger limits.

No matter where you travel in the world, every country has their restrictions on what is permitted to enter the country, be sure to follow the provisions outlined for Bali before you embark on your journey.

Exportair Bali provides in-depth advice on customs procedures. Contact us today.