The alert level on Mount Agung in Bali has been raised by Indonesian officials of the PVMBG Geological Agency this evening at 20:30pm local time from level 3 to level 4 due to the increase in volcanic activity. This awareness level is the highest possible volcano status.
The exclusion zone around Mount Agung has been widened to a 9km radius from the top crater with further zones added as far as 12km to the north, northeast, southeast and south-southwest. Inside this radius there should be no tourists or activities. With the expansion of these danger zones, those persons to be evacuated has increased.
Destination Asia has communicated the prior warnings and assisted customers with alternative travel suggestions to avoid staying in possibly affected areas or resorts close to Mount Agung. Tours to the eastern area of Bali have been discontinued and guests provided with alternative activities.
We are in communication with those guests affected and will continue to monitor the situation closely.