The authorities have withdrawn the alert status for the Tangkuban Parahu volcano in West Java, allowing the nature tourism area to be reopened to visitors after almost a month of closure.
The normal status for the volcano, located 20 km north of Bandung, was declared at 4.30 pm on Monday, according to Surono, head of the Indonesian Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation, Geological Agency of Indonesia.
He said the alert status was declared following a rise in activity in the Ratu crater, one of the nine craters of the volcano.
Although people are now allowed to visit Tangkuban Parahu, they are advised to refrain from descending into the Ratu and Upas craters or stay anywhere near any of the other craters.
Tangkuban Parahu is an active volcano and the Ratu and Upas craters at its peak, measuring 1,000 meters and 400 meters deep respectively, are the main attraction for visitors.