On Thursday the island of Bali will shut down for 24 hours as locals observe the Hindu New Year, known as Nyepi.

For those travelling in Bali, please consider and plan for the impact that the lack of mobile internet will have on your communication, especially in emergency situations. If you are responsible for groups on the ground, please factor this in to your risk management plan.

Please see our previous coverage for more information.

Official travel advice

From the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

During Balinese New Year, known as Nyepi, local custom requires that all people in Bali observe a day of silence by staying indoors, turning off lights, and making no noise. Ngurah Rai International Airport is closed for the entire day. However, emergency services and hospitals are allowed to operate.

from Travel Advice Summary, which can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/indonesia

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