May, 10, 2010 - 06:23AM

Standing in a Long Line for Paradise
Delays of Up to 4 Hours Reported at Bali’s Immigration and Custom’s Counters.

(5/4/2010) Virtually every local paper in Bali is carrying news of the long delays being experienced by arriving passengers at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport where new Border Control Management (BCM) requirements have made an already long customs and immigration process even longer.

I Wayan Puspa Negara, a member of the Bali House of Representatives (DPRD-Bali), complained to the Bali Post of the numerous steps in the clearance process confronted by passengers entering Bali’s arrival terminal. In addition to paying for and securing a 30-day visa-on-arrival (VOA) and presenting their passport for inspection to immigration officers, Bali visitors must now submit to a fingerprinting and photo session before making their way to the Custom’s area where each piece of baggage is x-rayed before being subject to possible hand inspection.

Puspa said the entire process can take up to two hours from the door of the airplane to the airport’s greeting area. Some tourists complain that the process can, in fact, take four hours for those arriving at peak traffic times.

link – Bali Update article

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