Travelling to Bali
Bali is a popular overseas destination for Australians – it’s beautiful, close to home, and can be budget friendly. This island paradise caters for a variety of holiday styles. Choose your tempo – surf, sand and sun at Seminyak or unearth your inner bliss at a rainforest retreat in Ubud.
As with every destination, there are risks when travelling in Bali. This is where a travel insurance policy may come in handy. Before you leave home, consider the choice of travel insurance that covers you for overseas emergency assistance.
Allianz Travel Insurance has Basic, Comprehensive and Multi-Trip travel insurance policies for your next holiday in Bali. For an added premium, our Comprehensive and Multi-Trip plans offer optional additional cover for loss of personal effects and luggage, trip cancellation and more2.
For information about COVID-19 benefits under select policies, visit our COVID-19 benefits page.
Health and safety when travelling to Bali
Keeping safe in Bali
Theft and petty crime are common in Bali. Keep your valuables on your body and stay alert, especially in crowded areas and at night.
There is also the possibility of volcanic eruptions and tsunamis, and other natural events. Please refer to Smartraveller for the latest updates.
Staying healthy in Bali
Health risks in Bali can include diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, Japanese encephalitis and rabies. You may wish to consult with a travel doctor or clinic prior to travelling to understand any options for preventative measures.
Some medications are illegal in Indonesia, and harsh penalties can apply even if you have a valid prescription. Ensure your medication is legal before you arrive.
You may need to be evacuated for treatment elsewhere if you become seriously ill or injured. Being uninsured may mean you have to arrange payment for your evacuation before you can be treated.
Adventure activities in Bali
Bali is world-famous for its surfing, with thousands of tourists flocking to the legendary beach breaks and reefs each year.
Allianz Comprehensive Travel Insurance is designed to cover adventure activities like surfing (up to 2 nautical miles off any land mass) and snorkelling (at a depth no greater than 10 metres). If you plan on getting more adventurous with activities like abseiling or riding a motorcycle, consider purchasing an Adventure Pack as an add-on.
For a full list of sports and activities as well as what the Adventure Pack is designed to cover, read the Product Disclosure Statement.
Riding mopeds and motorcycles in Bali
If you plan to ride motorcycles, mopeds, motorised scooters or quad bikes, you might want to consider purchasing an Adventure Pack
, which is an optional add-on for our Comprehensive policy.
The Adventure Pack is designed to cover eligible policy holders while riding on a motorcycle, moped, motorised scooter or quad bike2 if you meet the following conditions:
- You hold the appropriate class of licence (excluding Learners licences) in Australia for the vehicle you’re driving, or if your Australian licence is not recognised in that country - a licence valid for the country you’re riding in.
- When you’re riding as a passenger on a motorcycle, moped or motorised scooter, the driver holds a licence valid for that vehicle and for the country it’s being ridden in.
- You’re the driver of a quad bike and you’re not carrying a passenger. Note that you’re not covered if you ride as a passenger on a quad bike.
- You wear an appropriate safety helmet at all times.
- You aren’t racing or riding a motorcycle, moped, motorised scooter or quad bike in a professional capacity.