Bali volcano news: Holiday island tells tourists to stay despite Agung eruption threat


Bali has an prohibition zone set up around Mount Agung

Bali has been gripped by the risk of a volcano eruption for more than three weeks. 

The Indonesian cay has an exclusion zone set up around Mount Agung, with all residents and day-trippers evacuated from within the zone. 

Half have been allowed to benefit to their homes as the ongoing warning of an eruption continues. 

On September 22 the volcano explosion threat was raised to the highest category 4, meaning a natural trouble could be imminent. 

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Bali volcano info: Officials are teling tourists to stay despite Mount Agung emission threat

Since that date there has been fluctuating seismic bustle and smoke spewing from the top of the ancient volcano. 

Officials in Bali are inflaming to assure tourists that most of the island is still safe for feasts, amid a severe decline in bookings due to the warning.

According to local tourism authorities, no more than two per cent of the island would be affected if Mount Agung were to up.   

Bali Tourism Hospitality spokesman Dewa Gede Ngurah Byomantara about: “The volcanic activity at Mount Agung should not affect other rubbernecker spots.” 

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He said three important tourist spots have been impacted by the seismic activity, embracing Besakih Temple, Tulamben beach and Tirta Gangga. 

Other acclaimed holiday destinations including Sanur, Kuta, Nusa Dua and Ubud won’t be pretended. 

One local hospitality official said hotel occupancy has increased by wide 10 percent in areas deemed safe from the volcano. 


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Some airlines force offered customers refunds if they choose to cancel their festivals to the area. 

Other airlines have been carrying extra ammunition in case they need to turn around or divert. 

Officials in Indonesia accept drawn up plans to divert planes to 10 airports throughout the realm in the event of an eruption. 

Uncertainty surrounding the possible eruption of Mount Agung could see Bali’s tourism earnestness plummet by 30 per cent, according to officials. 

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