On September 28, 2018, several earthquakes of varying magnitude struck in Central Sulawesi and triggered a tsunami. They have claimed more than 1500 lives and caused massive damage. The hardest affected areas are Palu and the surrounding area. The repair of the infrastructure damage may take several months.

In July and August 2018, several earthquakes of varying magnitude struck the island of Lombok and the Gili Islands. They have claimed over 500 lives and have caused massive damage. The repair of the infrastructure may take several months.

It is highly recommended to contact your travel agency or airline before travelling to Central Sulawesi, Lombok and/or the Gili Island to check whether your travel arrangements are subject to disruption.

If you are staying in the earthquake affected zone you should continue to follow the advice of the local authorities, monitor local media, keep in touch with your travel agent and/or airline, and keep up-to-date on the situation with your acquaintances or your hotel. Please follow our travel advice and read the recommendations of the Swiss Seismological Service (SED).

In emergencies, you can contact this embassy under +62 21 525 60 61, the FDFA Helpline in Bern under +41 800 24 7 365 or +41 58 465 33 33.

Travel advice (de, fr, it)

SED: What to do about earthquakes when abroad?

 

Mount Agung in Bali has been showing signs of increased volcanic activity.

It is highly recommended to contact your travel agency or airline before travelling to Bali to check whether your travel arrangements are subject to disruption.

If you are in Bali you should continue to follow the advice of the local authorities (especially advice on the exclusion zone as well as evacuation orders), monitor local media, keep in touch with your travel agent and/or airline, and keep up-to-date on the situation with your acquaintances or your hotel. Please follow our travel advice and read our information sheet on Mount Agung.

Travel advice (de, fr, it)

Information sheet (PDF, 485.5 kB, English)

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