If you have been following the news recently, you will have heard about the increased volcanic activity caused by Bali’s Mount Agung. A lot of people – even those who have booked Bali villas and other expensive accomodation – have cancelled their travel plans in early 2018 because of fears over the island’s safety, and this has caused lower than usual tourist numbers.
However, there really isn’t a whole lot to be worried about. If you are interested in travelling to Bali, now is probably the perfect time. The volcano isn’t a big problem anymore, and there is very little risk of a large eruption happening in the near future. However, the fear caused by it means that there will be less people in the island paradise, leaving more space for you and your friends or family to enjoy your holidays!
What caused the Bali volcano scare?
In September 2017, Mount Agung began to show signs of seismic activity. Scientists were worried about a potential eruption after smoke and ash began billowing from the mouth of the mountain at regular intervals, and this fear quickly spread to locals, tourists, and travellers planning to visit the area. The area was placed on the highest alert for a volcanic eruption, and it was feared that any eruption would be major, causing catastrophic damage and huge ash clouds.