First visa exempt Australians arrive in Bali (21st March 2016)
Beginning of March President Jokowi finally signed the decree approving the much awaited visa exemption for Australia. However, after being let down so many times, the news was hardly mentioned in the media even though it was officially announced.
Happy messages from passengers arriving in Bali were posted today (21 Mar) on FaceBook.
Early morning arrived passengers still had to pay for the Visa on Arrival while lucky late afternoon visitors were told to keep their money and enjoy their holiday in Bali.
Other countries that received visa exempt status: Albania, Andorra, Antiqua and Barbuda, Armenia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cote D’Ivoire, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru. Nepal, Nicaragua, Palau, Palestine, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Solomon Island, Sri Lanka, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and grenadines, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe.