Indonesia suffers another eruption

Mount Bromo, located on Indonesia’s main island, is one of Java’s most popular tourist attractions. The Volcano woke up last week after a year’s slumber. This has caused Malang airport located 15 miles away from the Volcano to close. The airport is regularly used for domestic flights and is said to be closed until the 4th of December.

Indonesia straddles the Pacific Ring of Fire, a system of fault lines that leave it prone to earthquakes and is home to active volcanoes.

With this in mind, it is important to remember that because of this risk, the country will be highly prepared for volcanic activity. Volcanic ash ironically has nutritious qualities and helps plants absorb more carbon dioxide from the environment, meaning that island vegetation can often be left unaffected by eruptions.

There are ways to ensure you remain safe when travelling and visiting new places. It is important to ensure you book with an ATOL or ABTA bonded travel agent like Holidays Please. They will ensure the flight doesn’t go ahead should there be a risk at the other end. If you are abroad when something happens you will be moved to somewhere safe.

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