There’s never a bad time to be in Bali, solely when there’s a volcano melancholy to erupt. The 3,142m Mount Agung, about 75km from a traveller hotspot of Kuta, has been rumbling given Aug and might explode any time. The final time it did, in 1963, it killed scarcely 1,600 people and dispelled charcoal as distant as Jakarta, over 1,000km away.
Tell me some-more about Mount Agung
Tremors are being felt around a northern tools of Bali, overdue to magma issuing towards a surface. At final count, 564 tremors were recorded, as on Monday, 25 Sep 2017. Around 60,000 people staying in a risk section have been evacuated into proxy shelters or are staying with kin in safer locations.
If you’re wondering either this could flow lava on your transport plans, here’s what we need to know.
Can we transport to Bali right now?
Yes, if we go by a central matter released by a Bali Tourism Board on 24 Sep 2017. As per a statement, a latest satellite picture of Mount Agung “shows no showing of volcanic ash,” yet “intense monitoring continues”. It combined that a we Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport (AKA Denpasar International Airport) is handling as normal, with “no record of rushed depart of tourists”.
Tour operators, however, have cancelled treks to a mountain, and India has released an advisory against non-essential transport to Bali. But unless you’re headed to northeastern Bali, where a volcano is, we should be okay.
Is it protected where we am going?
A 12km ostracism section has been noted around a volcano, that means we won’t be allowed wherever it isn’t safe. As per India’s transport advisory, “it would be safer to equivocate travelling to north and easterly Bali”. While north Bali has a famous Singaraja, Lovina Beach, Banjar Gitgit, Sembiran, Sangsit, Air Sanih, Sangsit, Pemuteran, Menjangan and Seririt, easterly Bali is home to Semarapura, Padangbai and Candidasa. These are a areas to avoid, per a advisory.
The categorical traveller areas—Kuta, Sanur, Nusa Dua—are in a southern partial of Bali, as is Denpasar airport, where it is business as usual. At slightest for now.
What if it erupts while we’re there?
While we are in no mortal danger, an tear could aria resources such as food, water, fuel and even seats on flights. In box of volcanic ash, flights will really be affected, substantially even heading to proxy closure of a airfield compartment a conditions normalises. However, Ngurah Rai International Airport communications arch Arie Ahsannurrohim has positive that planes would be diverted to a 7 informal airports, including Solo and Surabaya on a island of Java, and vacating passengers would be given assistance for transport to these airports.
It would also advantage to have some transport word cover. However, not all companies offer policies for volcanic activity, so it’s always best to check.
Where do we lane updates?
Log on to BaliTourismBoard.or.id and revisit their Crisis Center page. In box of emergencies, hit a Consulate General of India, Bali during +62-811-3976388 or +62-811-3867270 or twitter @cgibali.