On 22 September 2017, Indonesian authorities raised the alert-level for Mount Agung on Bali island to level 4 (Awas or Warning) due to an increased possibility of a volcanic eruption within 24 hours. Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency has warned residents and tourists to stay 9 kilometres away from the crater and up to 12 kilometres away to the north, northeast, southeast and south-southwest.
Given the possible eruption of Mount Agung, Singaporeans should defer non-essential travel to the affected areas at this juncture. Volcanic eruptions could result in ash clouds that could severely disrupt air travel. Singaporeans currently in Bali should monitor these developments closely and avoid Mount Agung and its vicinity. They are advised to take all necessary precautions for their personal safety, monitor the local news closely and heed the instructions of the local authorities, such as to be ready to evacuate at short notice. They should also purchase comprehensive travel and medical insurance and be familiar with the terms and coverage.
Singaporeans are advised to stay in touch with your family and friends so that they know you are safe. Singaporeans travelling overseas are also strongly encouraged to e-Register with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg/, so that we can contact you should the need arise. Those in need of urgent consular assistance may contact the Singapore Embassy in Jakarta or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office at:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hours)
Tanglin, Singapore 248163
Tel: 6379 8800, 6379 8855