Natural Disaster Alert – U.S. Consulate General Surabaya, Indonesia

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.

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