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The ABTA Destinations team continue to monitor the activity of volcano Mount Agung on the island of Bali. The Indonesian authorities have raised the alert level to maximum, and flights to/from the island are being disrupted by intermittent airport closures.
FCO Travel Advice Update – Indonesia The FCO has updated its travel advice for Indonesia with an update to the Summary – Mount Agung in East Bali has been erupting since 21 November 2017; on 27 November the authorities raised the alert level to level 4 (maximum); ash clouds have caused disruption to flights and airport closure in Bali and Lombok; you should contact your airline or travel agent before flying, monitor local media reports, follow the advice of the local authorities and stay outside of the exclusion zone.
Summary: Ash clouds have caused airport closure for periods in both Bali and Lombok and disruption to flights in the region. The authorities are monitoring the situation closely and airports in the region are likely to continue to be closed for periods of time. You should confirm your travel arrangements directly with your airline or travel agent before travelling to the airport. You should monitor local media reports, follow the advice of the local authorities and stay outside the existing exclusion zone, which extends between 8 and 10 kms from the crater. Volcanic activity may escalate. Volcanic ash clouds could continue to cause flight disruption and may result in further airport closures in the region. The overall level of the advice has not changed. There are no restrictions within the advice. View the travel advice in full here
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