Jakarta, Dec. 27 -- The Tourism Ministry has decided to temporarily stop tourism promotions for destinations affected by last weekend?s tsunami that hit the Sunda Strait, calling on tourists to avoid beaches during Christmas and New Year holidays.

"The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) has issued a warning that the waves will be high from Dec 22 to 29, 2018, in a number of coastal areas of Indonesia. Therefore, the people and tourists are expected not to be ignorant about the government's appeal," Guntur Sakti, chief the Ministry's Tourism Crisis Center Team (TCC), stated in Jakarta on Wednesday.

Tourists or other holidaymakers should avoid beaches, especially those in regions affected by a devastating Sunda Strait tsunami la...