The rest of Bali outside of the danger zone (below on the map) was free from ash and businesses and day to day life continued to run as normal. Wind direction was being monitored as this would have affected where the ash falled. Major towns and tourist locations (Ubud, Sanur, Kuta, Seminyak & Uluwatu) are afely miles away from the crater and so far no ash has been reported to have fallen in these areas. Depending on the direction of the wind, if there is an excess of volcanic ash, it is recommended to use N95 face mask when outside to protect yourself.
Even though minor volcano movements were reported earlier this year, Mount Agung has kept quiet during the last months. As we all know, nature is unpredictable, so we can just write about the current situation and at the moment there is no relevant activity of the volcano that is of danger for locals or travelers.
HOTELS AND THE AIRPORT IN BALI
Businesses, restaurants and hotels are currently all open.
There are still many ceremonies and offerings being made by Balinese Hindus across the island to pray to the Holy Mount Agung and for an end to the eruptions and for the safety of the people of Bali.
TRAVEL AND HEALTH INSURANCE
Each insurance company differs, so we recommend to check your travel insurance carefully whether extended stay, flight rebooking or healthcare is covered by your insurance provider in the case of a natural disaster. Mount Agung is located in Bali's northeast and far from popular tourist areas around the south coast, the peninsula or Ubud (which is still safely 45km away from the danger zone).
HOW YOU CAN HELP
If you would like to help the evacuees and affected people from last year's eruption, you can donate online:
Photo via Mount Agung Relief Facebook group
If you are currently in Bali, we are collecting donations and working with local NGOs who are providing food, shelter, healthcare and sanitary items, face masks and more. You can make donations at:
The Yoga Barn, Jln. Pengoseken, Ubud
Bali Yoga Shop, Jln. Hanoman and Dewi Sita, Ubud