Bali's international airport was reopened on Wednesday, although a volcano on the island is still erupting. Indonesia's president has urged anyone still within the exclusion zone to get out "for the sake of their safety.", CBS NEWS reports.
Airport spokesman Arie Ahsannurohim said ash from the Mount Agung volcano had drifted south and southeast, leaving clean space above the airport for planes to land and take off. The reopening came Wednesday afternoon in Indonesia.
The airport had been closed since Monday morning, disrupting travel for tens of thousands of people.
President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo ordered all concerned ministries and agencies, as well as the military and police, to help the Bali government cope.
Authorities on Monday told 100,000 people to leave an area extending up to six miles from the volcano. Some though have stayed.
Airport spokesman Ari Ahsanurrohim said more than 440 flights were canceled Tuesday, affecting nearly 60,000 passengers, about the same as Monday. Without aircraft, getting in or out of Bali requires traveling hours by land and taking a boat to another island, enduring choppy seas in Bali's rainy season.