Things you Need to Know about Mount Agung

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Fake news about Mount Agung have resurfaced and causing panic on the island. Since 22 September 2017, official authorities had increased the maximum level of alert for anticipating the Mount Agung’s upcoming eruptions which happens in Bali. While the volcanic activities are emerging frequently, the actual conditions in the real field are not terrifying as what the news said.

Through WhatsApp groups, Facebook, and websites, rumors are being spread that the eruption will be highly disastrous and claiming to cause many deaths. Visitors are advised to stay away from Bali from now until  uncertain period of time. This has prompted questions from all travel agents and operators around the world to ensure the visitor’s safety while having their trip to Bali in this period of time.

According to the I Ketut Ardana, chairman of the Association of Indonesia Tour and Travel Agencies for Bali office, international visitors don’t need to worry for coming to Bali due to Mount Agung’s volcanic activities. ” As of now, tourism has not been affected. There are some cancellations, but only a few of them” he said.

In fact, Ngurah Rai Bali International Airport has been operating as usual. There are no  flight cancellations occured for domestic and international routes, no confirmed signs of international airlines to postpone their flights to Bali. Even if the volcano is erupted with lava, it will not affect the aviation industry unless there was also volcanic ash covering the air.

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPNB) also made sure that famous tourist sites in Bali such as Tanah Lot, Uluwatu, Beratan Bedugul Lake and Tampak Siring Castle, Bali Safari and Marine Park, Garuda Wisnu Kencana, Sanur Beach, Tanjung Benoa, Goa Gajah, Nusa Penida area and Kuta Beach are safe amid the alert status of Mount Agung.

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This is happened due to the tourist sites’ location that mostly far away from Mount Agung which located at the northeast of Bali. The 100 kilometers distance from the mountain to popular tourist sites is safe enough preventing lava from Mount Agung’s eruption to reach city centers. In addition, there are plenty of safety zones and aid centers scattered around for easing the evacuation process since the eruption is likely to happen around time spans from September to October. Otherwise, visitors can do their activities normally again in November. This is also reaffirmed by Bali governor Made Mangku Pastika that insist Mount Agung activities will not disturb the tourism industry.

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In fact, Ngurah Rai Bali International Airport has been operating as usual. There are no  flight cancellations occured for domestic and international routes, no confirmed signs of international airlines to postpone their flights to Bali. Even if the volcano is erupted with lava, it will not affect the aviation industry unless there was also volcanic ash covering the air.

 

 

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As comparison, the upcoming eruption of Mount Agung is not as disastrous as previous volcanic eruptions in Indonesia.  There are two types of volcanic eruptions, which involves seismic activities and the one that only spewing ashes and dust. Mount Agung is predicted to have the second type of eruption that is likely similar with Mount Sinabung. There are no casualties occurred from Mount Sinabung’s explosion. On the other hand, Mount Merapi’s first type explosions that occurred in 2010 had caused 18 people died due to the huge volcanic earthquake.

In the end, if the eruption finally happens, six international standard airports adjacent to Bali are ready to serve international flights to conduct emergency landing. tourfrombali.cn is ready to ensure your event runs well despite under the condition of Mount Agung. With handful team from our crisis management experts, we will accommodate you thoroughly by providing transportation, accommodations, and organizing your event safely. See the information below to keep in touch with tourfrombali.com


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