It’s important to note that compared to many places in the world Bali is fairly safe. So these are some reasons answer for the question : Is it safe to travel to Bali ?


There are some hassles from the avaricious, but most visitors face many more dangers at home. There have been some high-profile cases of visitors being injured or killed on Bali, but in many cases these tragedies have been inflamed by media sensationalism.


Alcohol Poisoning

Outside of reputable bars and resorts, avoid arak, the locally produced fermented boozemade from rice or palm. Deaths and injuries happen – especially on Bali and the Gilis – when unscrupulous vendors stretch stocks with poisonous chemicals.



Numerous high-profile drug cases on Bali and Lombok should be enough to dissuade anyone from having anything to do with illicit drugs. As little as two ecstasy tabs or a bit of pot have resulted in huge fines and multi-year jail sentences in Bali’s notorious jail in Kerobokan. Try smuggling and you may pay with your life. Kuta is filled with cops posing as dealers.

Is it safe to travel to Bali ?
Is it safe to travel to Bali ?


Bali has a number of ‘fake’ orphanages designed to extract money from well-meaning tourists. If you are considering donating anything to an orphanage, carefully research its reputation online. Orphanages using cab drivers as hawkers are especially suspect.



Kuta Beach and those to the north and south are subject to heavy surf and strong currents – always swim between the flags. Trained lifeguards are on duty, but only at Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Nusa Dua, Sanur and (sometimes) Senggigi. Other beaches can have strong currents, even when protected by reefs.

Be careful when swimming over coral, and never walk on it. It can be very sharp and coral cuts are easily infected. In addition, you are damaging a fragile environment.

Water pollution is a problem, especially after rain. Swim far away from any open streams you see flowing into the surf, including the often foul and smelly ones at Double Six Beach and Seminyak Beach. The seawater around Kuta is commonly contaminated by run-off from built-up areas.


Traffic & Footpaths

Apart from the dangers of driving in Bali, the traffic in most tourist areas is often annoying and frequently dangerous to pedestrians. Footpaths can be rough, even unusable; gaps in the pavement are a top cause of injury. Carry a torch (flashlight) at night.

Is it safe to travel to Bali ?
Is it safe to travel to Bali ?

Government Travel Advice

Government advisories often are general and guaranteed to allow for bureaucratic cover should trouble occur.