Update 2020-08-13: After another eruption on Thursday (13 August) on Mount Sinabung, which led to a two-kilometre column of smoke, Indonesian authorities issued a warning for air traffic. Currently the warning level for the volcano is at the second highest level. An area of five kilometres around the volcano has been declared a restricted zone. Further eruptions are possible.
2020-08-10: After at least two eruptions on Mount Sinabung on Saturday and Monday (08 and 10 August), people were instructed to wear breathing masks and to avoid an area of three kilometres around the volcano. Large amounts of ash were released during the eruptions. Warnings about possible lava flows have also been issued.
Travellers are advised to inform themselves via local media and authorities about the current situation on site, to follow instructions from authorities, to exercise caution, as well as to avoid the surrounding area of the volcano.