Long travelled by the westerners, Bali is always a comfortable place to visit. However, with the recent threat of volcanoes, you’ll probably be wondering, “Is Bali still safe?”
Well, if you’re scared of volcanoes or earthquakes, then you may not feel safe in Bali. Eruptions happen quite often here on this island with the latest big eruption of Mount Agung began in December 2018 and it hasn’t really stopped. Needless to say, it’s important for travellers to understand that seismic events happen pretty much all the time here, be it minor or sometimes very major.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has not issued a warning against travelling to Bali. However, all travellers are advised not to travel within 4 kilometres of the volcano’s crater. Even the locals are on high alert. It’s been spewing ash pretty much continuously, coating nearby villages.
That being said, the business in Bali is still as usual. Nature can definitely interrupt tourism and life, but so far nothing has devastated it outright. People still visit Bali in droves and the local government has prepared for the worst. People still go on with their lives and tourist still have an amazing time in Bali.
So, from our point of view, Bali is still safe to travel to for all kinds of travellers if you take the right precautions. But just be aware of the current geologic activity and what to do in case of an emergency.