Internship in Bali: Travel planning


Flight

As soon as you get the acknowledgement of your internship, you should book a flight. The Bali Airport (Ngurah Rai), also known as Denpasar International Airport is located on an isthmus in the south of the island near Bali. The flight lasts for a distance of approximately 12,000 km around 16-17 hours. These flights often contain one or two stopovers in Doha and Singapore, for example.

Recommended airlines:

  • Malaysia Airlines
  • KLM
  • Thai Airways International
  • Qatar Airways
  • Singapore Airlines


Passport

For entry to Bali, you will need a passport that is valid at least 6 months after arrival. Tourists can enter Indonesia for up to thirty days for free. For a stay which exceeds 30 days, but lasts less than 60 days, you can purchase another visa on arrival for 35 USD, which is also valid for 30 days, but allows a one-time visa extension at the immigration office. To do an internship or a volunteering in Indonesia you need to apply for a visa upfront. To apply for the "social visa" (Social Budaya) you need to have an invitation letter from your host company or project. The visa issued will be valid for 60 days after your arrival in Indonesia and must be extended each month if a longer stay is required.  

Vaccinations

A vaccination against hepatitis A and B, and against diphtheria, tetanus and polio is recommended. For longer stays it’s also recommended to protect against rabies and typhoid. A yellow fever vaccination is recommended only for the visit of certain provinces.

Insurance

For the period of your internship or volunteer work you need a valid travel insurance. Before you buy insurance, please inform yourself about the exact insurance benefits abroad, notably whether transportation is guaranteed to Germany.

Weather

Bali is located in a tropical climate. The temperature is usually between 24 and 30 ° C. In the mountainous regions are cooler and at night the temperature drops occasionally up to 5 ° C. The best time to visit Bali with the best weather, is during dry season.

The dry season begins in March and lasts until October / November. Then there is the best weather to travel to Bali. But also wet season between October / November and March offer great benefits as it is off-season. The Bali weather during the rainy season is in contrast to other tropical countries is very moderate.