Though most of Bali has been marked safe but travellers should not venture within 4km of the Mount Agung crater in East Bali due to ongoing volcanic activity. The international airport of Bali and resorts are open as normal. FCO’s travel ban has been lifted on northern Lombok and the Gili Islands (Gili Trewangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air). FCO advise anyone going there to “exercise caution, particularly around damaged buildings”. Lombok airports and resorts in the south, including Sengiggi on west coast, are open as usual.
Sumatra is one of Indonesia’s largest islands. All travel within seven kilometres of the Mount Sinabung crater in Kalo Regency, North Sumatra has been advised against by FCO after it produced a large ash cloud in February. The rest of Sumatra is currently considered safe.
Another major island, Sulawesi has four regions: Southern Sulawesi, South East Sulawesi, Northern Sulawesi and Central Sulawesi. The capital of Central Sulawesi, Palu has been hit by the earthquake. FCO has advised against all travel to Palu and Donggala, Sigi, Mamuju Utara, and Parigi Moutong districts in Central Sulawesi.
In case of essential travel, plan your journey very carefully, check with your travel insurance provider. More advice on staying safe is available from the International Rescue Corps.