Roaming In Bali Without Paying Tourist Tax? The Police Will Now Check!

To ensure the implementation of the tourism tax, the Ministry of Tourism in Bali will now deploy Tourism Task Force Officers to check whether tourists have paid the tax.

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Tourism Task Force Officers will now check receipts for tourism tax payment

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The Ministry of Tourism in Bali will now deploy Tourism Task Force Officers to ensure the implementation of the tourism tax.

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The Officers will ensure the implementation of the tourism tax

Tourism Tax Spot Checks

As confirmed by the country's tourism officials, the Tourism Task Force Officers in Bali will now conduct “spot checks” at the top tourist attractions twice a month to ensure that the tourism tax rule is being followed.

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The spot checks will be done at top tourist attractions

The Officers will ask tourists to show proof of their payment of the Tourism Tax Levy, and the tourists will have to showcase their QR codes for scanning. With hundreds and thousands of tourists set to arrive in Bali by the end of June, the government wants to ensure that all tourism rules are being followed.

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Tourists will be asked to show the Tourism Tax Lexy payment QR codes

Bali Tourism Tax Levy

The tourism tax, known formally as Bali Tourism Tax Levy, was first put in place on February 14, 2024. Through it, the province has generated more than $7.1 million in revenue for the Bali Provincial Government so far. However, the government expected the sum to be greater than the current number, which is why strict actions will be taken from now on to ensure its application.

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The tax has generated more than $7.1 million so far

It was also noted by the government that in the first two months of the tax being in place, more than 60% of international tourists still did not pay the tourist fee. Though the officials have been conducting spot checks since the implementation of the rule, the government is all set to follow it thoroughly from now on.

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More than 60% of international tourists did not pay the tourist fee

Government Says

Talking of the rule, Tjok Bagus Pemayun, head, Bali Tourism Office, said, “We hope that travel agents and hotels will urge tourists to always bring proof of payment when travelling, and tourists will also be asked to show the QR code to officers when checking in. We continue to carry out outreach all the time, and whenever we have the opportunity, I convey about the tax, which will later be used to preserve Balinese culture and nature.”

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Tjok Bagus Pemayun, head, Bali Tourism Office
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