ABTA releases Bali volcano statement

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ABTA has released the following statement regarding the Bali volcano activity.

We are closely monitoring the activity of volcano Mount Agung on the island of Bali, which is around 71 kilometres from the nearest major tourist destination of Kuta.

Mount Agung has been erupting since 21 November and local authorities have raised the state of alert to the highest level.

Ash clouds have caused the airports on Bali and neighbouring Lombok to close and have resulted in disruption to flights in the region.

There will only be a relatively small number of UK holidaymakers on the island at this time of year. The campaign will start on 28 December and run throughout January

ABTA advises that people on holiday in the region should monitor news reports, follow the advice from local authorities and stay outside the existing exclusion zone, which extends between 8 and 10 kms from the crater.

Volcanic ash clouds could continue to cause flight disruption and may result in further airport closures in the region.

Anyone due to travel to the region imminently should check with their travel provider or airline to establish if their holiday or flight is affected.

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