Eruption of Mount Bromo volcano

This Bulletin is current for Saturday, 29 January 2011.
The Bulletin was issued on Friday, 28 January 2011, 15:23:48, EST.

Since 27 January 2011, a number of flights between Bali and Australia have been cancelled or redirected due to a volcanic ash cloud from the eruption of Tenggar caldera in the Mt Bromo volcano complex in East Java.

At this stage, the airport at Bali remains open, however, some airlines have decided to cancel or delay departures to and from Bali. Flight disruptions could continue in Bali and could also occur in other parts of Indonesia.

Any Australians affected by these disruptions should, in the first instance, contact their airline, travel agent and/or insurance company for advice and assistance.

You should monitor the media for information about flight disruptions.

Australians should read our full travel advice for Indonesia, which is kept under constant review.

Be a smart traveller. Before heading overseas:

o organise comprehensive travel insurance and check what circumstances and activities are not covered by your policy
o register your travel and contact details, so we can contact you in an emergency
o subscribe to this travel advice to receive free email updates each time it's reissued.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra may be contacted on (02) 6261 3305.