There are some things you should know when travelling to Indonesia and Nusa Lembongan.
VISAS: Always ensure you have at least 6 months on your passport before travelling. You will need a visa to enter Indonesia. New Indonesian legislations allows approximately 45 countries to enter the country for free on the new "FREE" Visa on arrival (VOA) scheme. Regulations are subject to change so always check with your airline or travel agent for more information.
BANKS/ATM's: There are no banks in Nusa Lembongan. There are now several ATM's on the Island that accept Mastercards & VISA cards. During high season these run out of cash frequently so if you have time, we recommend bringing cash with you for your day to day spending and cost of excursions (snorkelling/bike hire etc). Most of the upper market Restaurants & Dive centres will take card. If you do run out of cash there are money changers on the island that will charge you 6-7% commission on using credit card facilities.
CURRENCY: Indonesian Rupiah known as IDR or Rp
MEDICAL: There are two medical clinics on the island. Jungutbatu Medical centre has recently undergone a revamp however the centre is still for basic medical needs only and minor emergencies. Any major emergencies will need to be dealt with in Bali. For serious medical treatment you will need to be evacuated to Bali via emergency boat charter or helicopter. Always travel with travel insurance that will cover you for any unforeseen circumstances. There is a NEW small Private medical centre in Mushroom Bay.
VACCINATIONS: Check with your local GP for recommended vaccinations for travelling to Indonesia and make sure your vaccinations are up to date when travelling.
INSURANCE: The island is much safer than Bali and the crime rate is low, however we still recommend you lock away valuables in the safes provided in your rooms and always travel with insurance to cover you for any accidents, lost luggage or medical mishaps.
VOLCANOES, EARTHQUAKES & TSUNAMIS: Seismic activity is a way of life in Indonesia. Although rare they do happen and we want to make sure you are covered in the unlikely event volcanic eruption, earthquake or Tsunami. Due to the unpredictability of such events it is impossible to predict when or IF they might occur however there are things you can do to ensure you are covered. Always check with your travel operator and insurer what you are covered for in terms of flight delays / cancellations etc due to such activity.
Villa Kasih is unable to offer refunds do to cancellations caused by the above but are happy to issue you a formal letter for your insurer in the unlikely event that you should you require.
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