Location: Bali, Indonesia.
Event: Mt. Agung, an active volcano in East Bali, is currently emitting ash. As of June 29, the ash cloud has closed the Bali airport until 07:00 p.m. local time. The airport on the neighboring island of Lombok is currently open, and the port in Gilimanuk in West Bali serving ferries to the island of Java remains open. The moving ash cloud may cause regional airports to periodically close and re-open. Travelers should contact your airline for up-to-date information on your flight. Mt. Agung is approximately 36 miles (58 kilometers) straight-line distance from Ngurah Rai Airport and popular tourist destinations of Kuta and Seminyak.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid travel to the restricted area around Mt. Agung and monitor local media for updates. The exclusion zone is approximately 2.5 miles (4 km) from the crater.
- The status of the Bali and neighbouring Lombok airport can be found at https://www.bali-airport.com/id and at https://lombok-airport.co.id.
- Information on the volcano’s latest status can be found on the following websites: https://magma.vsi.esdm.go.id/, http://www.vsi.esdm.go.id/ and https://www.bnpb.go.id/.
- We encourage U.S. citizens in Bali to notify friends and family of their well-being and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for regular information.
- U.S. Consulate General Surabaya, Indonesia
+62 31-297-5300; after-hours: +62 81-133-4183
- U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia
+62-213435-9055/9054; after-hours: +62-213435-9000 then press 0
- U.S. State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Indonesia Country Specific Information
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Follow the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya on Twitter and Facebook and the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta at Twitter and Facebook.