Denpasar (ANTARA News) - Bank Indonesia said earning in visa on arrival (VoA) from foreign tourists visiting Bali in the first six months of the year reached US$28. million.

The earning in VoA rose from US$25.6 million in the same period last year, economic researcher of the central bank in Bali Sunarto said here on Saturday.

Sunarto said foreign holidaymakers stay relatively longer or more than a week in one visit resulting in higher VoA fee.

Those staying longer than a weeks in Bali are charged with a VoA of US$25, he said, adding the fee is US$10 for staying less than a week.

"In the Bank Indonesia`s report, there is no foreign visitor paying US$10 for VoA. That means they all stay for more than a week," he said.

Foreign visitors to Bali come by air, sea and land but most of them come by air, some directly from their countries and others via other cities in Indonesia.
(Uu.AS/H-ASG/F001)

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