Mount Agung takes a break

DENPARSAR, 7 December 2017: There have been no major changes reported in activity from Mount Agung, this week, according to the latest update by Asian Trails, which has a team on the ground monitoring the situation for tour clients.

The latest update from the tour firm confirms that local authorities are keeping the alert level at 4 (out of 4), although there is currently no smoke or steam coming from the crater.

The safety parameter of 10 to 12 km around the crater rim is still in place.

The situation could change dramatically. Experts admit it is difficult to predict the outcome although they fear a major eruption could occur in days or months.

All tourist areas are safe including Ubud, Soutt, North and West Bali. However the tour operator recommended that visitors avoid  Northeast (Kubu, Tulamben) and East Bali (Candidasa, Sidemen) although there was no imminent danger.

Both Bali and Lombok’s airports are open and all flights are operating normally. Almost all airlines serving Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport are back on schedule.

However, China’s aviation authorities suspended all flights to Bali following the successful evacuation of Chinese tourists over the weekend.

Flights from regional gateway airports such as Singapore, Bangkok and Hong Kong are operating normally.