Bali Volcano Eruption


Bali Volcano Eruption Update, Mount Agung

The Volcano in Bali, Mount Agung, erupted on the 25th of November. At first, the volcano emitted clouds of ashes and steam into the air, rising up to at around 1,500 meters. Sometime in the night and early morning of the 26th of November the eruption entered the magmatic state, as Mr. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho from the National Disaster Agency (BNPB) confirmed at around 3pm.

The government has adjusted the alert level back to its highest level 4 (AWAS). Within the evacuation zone (8-12km radius) the sulphur gases and volcanic ash start to dry up some vegetation. The volcano is still active emitting smoke and ashes regularly.

The airport s operating normally and has re-opened since Nov 29 2:30pm local time. Since then thousands of stranded passengers could leave the island, although some airlines are still not servicing Bali regularly.

VONA, the Volcano Observatory Notice for Aviation changed their alert level from orange to red.

BNPB also warned people from staying away from the rivers near Mount Agung because of Cold Lava flows (Lahar). Lots of rocks, ash, and debris get washed down the slopes also due to heavy rains. Those can get quite powerful at times and can get dangerous.


Read our Editor's article: IS BALI SAFE?

Even though nobody did get hurt during the volcano eruption and the danger zone is far away from the tourist areas, FACEBOOK has established a crisis page, where facebookers can let their worried friends and families know, that they are safe. FB Volcano Crisis Page 


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Contact Numbers

Airline Offices in Bali and Jakarta use (+62):
Air Asia Bali: (0)361 760116, 755799
Cathay Pacific Bali: (0)361 286001
China Airlines Bali: (0)361 287840 ext 1107
Emirates Jakarta: (0)21 29345555
KLM Jakarta: (0)21 29272222
Qantas Bali: (0)361 288331, 288333
Singapore Air Jakarta: (0)21 5507130 Ext. 32

Main Consulates & Embassies

Flight Status and Schedule Bali Airport, Transportation

You can check the current status of all flights coming into Bali and leaving Bali online on the website of the airport (click button below). Due to volcanic ashes some airlines will cancel flights at their own discretion even if the airport might be operational. 
Airport authorities provide free shuttle services from the airport to Mengwi bus station and to the harbour of Padang Bai. The ministry of transportation also provides buses to Surabaya International Airpoort for a ticket price of IDR 300,000 per person. The bus ride takes between 12 and 14 hours, including the ferry to Java. However, heavy rains and lots of traffic are causing traffic jams and delays.

Getting in touch with airlines

Please make sure your contact details that you gave the airline are up-to-date. Also the social media pages and websites of your airline should have all the necessary information. Try to call the callcenters first. Ticket offices in Bali are very crowded these days and you might have to wait for hours to get to the clerk.



Bali Airport Tweets

BNPB Disaster Agency Tweets


Eruption of Agung

Ash-cloud moving towards Lombok



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