After many months of smouldering inactivity, Mount Agung started to erupt on the 25th November and has continued over the last few days.
Ash cloud is now in the skies over the island, and a few flights have needed to be re-routed or cancelled completely. As of this morning (27 November) both Bali and Lombok Airports were temporarily closed, and this situation is being closely monitored by the various authorities.
Longer term action is speculation as no one can anticipate what might happen in the next few days. Depending on the winds, the ash cloud can either linger, get blown away and can reduce itself into much smaller pockets. Today it was being blown towards Lombok and then out to sea.
Despite the Mount Agung Eruption, the island remains calm. The area immediately at the foot of Mount Agung and the surrounding areas have been cleared. General village life continues, albeit it with one eye on the volcano. The resort areas are not affected at the moment, and no smog has been reported. Those with a history of breathing respiratory problems and/or asthma should consider purchasing a face mask from a local pharmacy, and continue to monitor local media reports and advice.
We shall update this advice once the situation develops. We are not volcanologists and we are dependent on information from the various authorities.
In addition to the two local websites, Bali Tourist Board & Indonesia Travel you can also see https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/indonesia for advice from the UK Foreign Office.