Sunday, December 24, 2017

Before you travel to Bali:

Before you travel to Bali:

  • ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance and check whether any restrictions apply
  • contact your airline or tour operator to confirm flight schedules and whether they are offering alternative destinations
  • speak to your accommodation provider about contingency arrangements they are making
  • make contingency plans in case your travel plans are disrupted and make sure you have access to additional money and other necessities, including medication
  • register your travel and contact details at
  • subscribe to our travel advice for Indonesia to receive free email updates each time the travel advice reissued
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If you're in Bali

  • stay outside the exclusion zone around the crater
  • plan for the possibility that you won't be able to depart Bali on your scheduled flight and any impact this may have on your other personal commitments. Ensure you have ongoing access to accommodation, funds and other necessities, including medication, beyond your original date of departure from Bali
  • speak to your accommodation provider about contingency arrangements they're making
  • you're responsible for ensuring that you meet the conditions of your visa.  If you have concerns about your visa or have overstayed, consult the Indonesian immigration authorities well in advance of your scheduled departure. The Indonesia immigration office in Jimbaran is at:
      Kantor Imigrasi Ngurah Rai (Ngurah Rai Immigration Office)
      Jl. Perum Taman Jimbaran No. 1 Mumbul, Kuta Selatan – Bali
      Tel: +62-361-9351038
      Fax: +62-361-9357011
  • contact family and friends in Australia with regular updates about your welfare and whereabouts
  • closely monitor the media and other sources of information, such Magma Indonesia, Indonesia's Disaster Management Authority , the Australian Bureau of Meteorology Volcanic Ash Advisory and the Indonesian Directorate of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (Bahasa Indonesia)
  • digital pamphlets published by the International Volcanic Health Hazard Network (IVHHN) provide information on the potential health hazards of volcanic ash, and advice on how to prepare and respond to ash fall
  • expect delays and disruptions to transport and tourism services
  • if you wish to leave Bali and are unable to do so on your scheduled flight, consider contacting a local tour operator or travel agent about bus and ferry options to other regional airports
  • follow the instructions and advice of local authorities, including any evacuation orders. Take official warnings seriously.
If you require consular assistance, contact the Australian Consulate-General in Bali. If you're unable to contact the Consulate-General in a consular emergency, you can contact the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra on +61 2 6261 3305 or 1300 555 135 within Australia.

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