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Health & safety

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Emergency numbers

Main Emergency Number 112

Ambulance 118

Police 110

Hospitals in Bali

There are three BIMC Hospitals in Bali located in Kuta, Nusa Dua and Ubud. Expect international standards and English-speaking medical staff (but higher prices than smaller local clinics.)

The main public hospital in Bali is RSUP Sanglah Hospital in Denpasar. They have some English-speaking staff, an international wing and specialists available.

Well Boost Bali has the "Bali Belly" service and doctors on call that can come to your accommodation and help with an IV infusion.

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Is Bali safe for solo female travelers?

"I felt very safe when traveling around Bali and living there as a nomad. However, pickpocketing and petty crime have become more common, especially during the pandemic and the tourism industry shutting down overnight. Be cautious, especially at night and don't be that person who rides with their phone out on a scooter."
Carolin Pilligrath, founder at Breathing Travel

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Best travel insurance for Bali

Travel insurance is mandatory for the duration of your trip. 
Choose a plan that offers coverage for Covid-19 and unexpected quarantine.


*this information is taken from the official CDC website

Apart from routine vaccines, check with your doctor if they recommend taking additional ones against:

  • Typhoid (this might be recommended if you plan on staying for a while in Bali or eating street food)

  • Rabies (Previous rabies outbreaks in Bali happened in 2008 and 2010, mainly due to bites from stray dogs)

  • Yellow fever (A yellow fever vaccination may be required by the Balinese government if you have recently traveled in an area with a high rate of yellow fever infection.)

There has been an increase in bacterial infections and travelers getting typhoid after swimming or surfing in polluted water. We recommend not going into the water during the monsoon season that's currently carrying ocean waste onto Bali’s coastline.

Drinkable tap water?

No. The tap water in Bali isn't recommended for drinking, so stick to sealed bottled water. That includes avoiding ice in your drinks, brushing your teeth with tap water, ingesting water in the shower, and food that has been washed in tap water.

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