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Indonesia (Bali) - Travel Advice

Added 25th September 2017 - Updated 16th February 2018 - Current 15th September 2019

Some Governments advise against all travel within 4 kilometres of the Mount Agung crater in east Bali and 7 kilometres of the Mount Sinabung crater in Kalo Regency, North Sumatra.

The volcano Mount Agung is located on the island of Bali, about 71 kilometres (44 miles) from the tourist destination Kuta. The exclusion zone around the summit of Mount Agung extends as far out as 4 km (2.48 miles) from the crater.

The Indonesian authorities lowered Mt. Agung’s alert status from level 4 (highest) to level 3 (standby). The authorities have indicated Mt. Agung continues to show signs of volcanic activity and the possibility of an eruption remains.

Protests have taken place in Manokwari, West Papua Province, and Jayapura, Papua Province, during August and early September 2019. You should monitor local media and avoid all protests, demonstrations and political rallies in these and other areas, as they could become violent with little notice.

Anyone with concerns about travel in this area should contact their Booking Store for advice. 

Customers in the area are advised to follow the advice of the local authorities. 

Bali Tourism Board website

Please also follow the travel advice of your Government: 


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STA Travel are monitoring this situation and updates will be added to this Travel Advice page.

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