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Vietnamese embassy helps get tourists out of Bali, Indonesia

The Vietnamese Embassy in Indonesia has received requests for support from around 50 Vietnamese tourists who are stuck in Bali, Indonesia, due to volcanic eruption, of whom 30 have left Bali safely by land.

Passengers at Gusti Ngurah Rai airport on Bali island

The embassy said some other people are waiting for assistance from airlines or for the re-opening of Ngurah Rai airport.

According to estimations of the Bali hotel association, about 800-1,200 Vietnamese tourists visit the island each month.

Nguyen Thanh Hai, a Vietnamese citizen who has lived in Bali for seven years, said that about 12 Vietnamese nationals living in the island are in safe conditions because no one is residing within the dangerous 12-km radius from the volcano.

Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency has announced a downgrade in warning of Mount Agung from “red” to “orange”, one level below the most serious. However, dangerous area is still defined within a radius of 10km.

Meanwhile, the Ngurah Rai international airport was re-opened at 15:00 of November 29. However, Indonesian authorities warned that direct flights to the island may be interrupted if the wind changes its direction.

More than 1,300 flights to and from Bali have been canceled since the airport was closed on November 27, affecting almost 180,000 passengers.

Source-VNA