Hope for Australian tourists stranded in Bali

Australians stranded in Bali have finally received some good news, with forecasters predicting the volcanic ash cloud will clear up on Tuesday.

Conditions were deemed unsafe on Monday, when all flights to and from Bali were cancelled.

But forecasters have offered hope that the ash cloud could clear on Tuesday, allowing some daylight flights for holidaymakers.


Jetstar and Virgin have earmarked a limited number of flights for departure from Denpasar Airport if conditions improved overnight.

Virgin issued a statement on Monday afternoon saying its priority was returning passengers home to Australia.

“As Mt Rinjani continues to erupt and flying conditions remain unpredictable in the days to come, our priority is to bring guests home from Bali, rather than fly more guests in who could potentially be delayed in returning home due to ongoing eruptions,” the airline said in a statement.

Both Virgin and Jetstar have offered passengers scheduled to fly to Bali the option of travelling to alternative holiday spots.