MFA warns Singaporeans in Bali of possible volcanic eruption, asks them to stay safe

Ministry of Foreign Affairs warned Singaporeans to avoid traveling in areas closer to Mount Agung in Bali, Indonesia due to a possible eruption of the volcano.

Mount Agung in Bali, Indonesia
Mount Agung, an active volcano located on the resort island of Bali that has been placed on alert level 3 following recent seismic activity, is seen from Mataram on nearby Lombok island, Indonesia September 21, 2017, in this photo taken by Antara Foto. The picture was taken September 21, 2017. Antara Foto/Ahmad Subaidi/via REUTERS Reuters

The Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in a travel advisory issued warnings regarding the possible eruption of Mount Agung, Bali in Indonesia on Saturday, September 23. The Singaporeans were notified to avoid traveling to the nearby zones of the volcanic mountain.

Singaporeans who are currently in the affected area have been advised to take all precautionary measures for their personal safety and closely follow the local news. They have been instructed to be observant of the instructions given by the local authorities such as those related to swift evacuation at a short notice. The advisory further stated that the people should procure comprehensive travel and medical insurance and be well acquainted with the terms and conditions of the same.

Indonesian authorities on Friday, September 22 raised the alert level for Mount Agung to level 4 "Awas" or "Warning" due to an elevated possibility of its eruption within 24 hours.

Indonesia's National Disaster Mitigation Agency apprised the tourists and locals to stay 9 km away from the crater and keep a distance of 12km away to the north, north-east, south-east and south-southwest.

The volcanic mountain, situated 75km from the tourist hub of Kuta, has been reverberating since August. Singaporeans have been advised to stay in constant contact with their family, friends, and relatives, so as to be informed of their whereabouts and safety conditions. Those traveling overseas have been asked to e-register with MFA so that the ministry can get in touch with them when required or in case of an emergency.

To get assistance from the consulate directly, one can contact the Singapore Embassy in Jakarta or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office.

Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Indonesia (Jakarta)

Jln HR Rasuna Said, Kuningan, Block X/4, KAV No 2,

Kuningan, Jakarta Selatan 12950

Tel: + 62 (21) 2995 0400 or +62 811 863 348 (24-hours)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hours)

Tanglin, Singapore 248163

Tel: 6379 8800, 6379 8855