BREAKING: Denpasar Airport closed due to volcanic ash

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DENPASAR Airport has been closed, leaving holiday-goers in limbo.

The airport will be closed for at least 18 hours and all flights in and out of Bali have been cancelled, as Mount Agung continues to erupt and disperse ash into the atmosphere.

Indonesian authorities have raised the volcano alert to its highest level and ordered people within 10km to evacuate.

View of Mount Agung. Picture: Donal Husni/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The announcement comes after all Jetstar flights to and from Bali today were cancelled early this morning, leaving people stranded at Perth Airport.

Garuda and AirAsia flights were initially still operating to and from Bali until the airport closure was announced.

Travellers have been urged to check airline’s websites as the situation continues to develop.