Starting from 2019 local authorities on Bali plan to impose a US$10 levy on every foreign tourist who enters the popular tourist island. Meanwhile, the levy on the entry of a domestic tourist would be Rp10,000.

Bali Governor I Wayan Koster said this new levy should add around Rp1 trillion in additional local revenue as Bali is expected to be visited by some 7 million foreign tourists in full-year 2019. The additional income that will be generated through the new levy will go to the local budget for cultural development and environmental preservation.

The new levy plan is currently being studied. A decision is expected to follow within the next five weeks. If approved, then it will come into effect at the start of 2019.