Australia Has Issued Travel Advisory for Bali: Embassy

Sonya Michaella    •    26 September 2017 14:40 WIB
Australia Has Issued Travel Advisory for Bali: Embassy
Mount Agung is located on Karangasem regency in eastern Bali. (Photo: Antara), Jakarta: The Australian government has issued a travel advisory for Indonesia's Bali island amid Mount Agung's possible eruption.

"Local authorities have temporarily suspended all outdoor activities such as hiking and camping activities in proximity to the crater. Monitor local media reports and follow the instructions of local authorities," said the Australian Embassy in a written statement on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

"An eruption of Mount Agung could impact air travel in the region. Contact your airline or tour operator to confirm travel plans," said the Australian Embassy.

Mount Agung's alert status has been raised to the highest level since last week. More than 50 thousand people have been evacuated to safer areas until now.

Mount Agung's latest eruption occurred in early 1960s. The disaster killed more than 1,000 people.