Bali’s International Airport is closed due to the volcano’s threat to erupt. A massive ash cloud has been emerging from the volcano for days now and the authorities have closed the airport down as the highest threat level for eruption has been reached.
Holidaymakers in Bali
Bali is a well-known holiday destination for British holidaymakers. Most popular destinations are on the other side of the island, leaving them safe for the time being. 40,000 habitants in a range of 10 km around the volcano have already been evacuated. The volcano is situated in the north of Bali at a distance of over 70 km from the popular Kuta and Seminyak.
Volcano eruption is extraordinary circumstance
As the Bali Airport is closed momentarily, flights from and to the Indonesian Island are cancelled. Passengers flying via transfer airports such as Singapore and Dubai are stranded. Flight cancellations and delays submitted to the current situation in Bali, are the consequence of an extraordinary circumstance by force of nature. These passengers are not entitled to financial compensation based on EU Regulation 261/2004, but they are however entitled to care during the delay.
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