A petition was filed at the Supreme Court on Tuesday demanding the island, known for its powdery white-sand beaches and crystal blue waters, stay open.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the shutdown to start on April 26 for a maximum period of half a year, his spokesman Harry Roque said.
Nyepi brings daily activities to a complete halt as people, including thousands of international tourists, stay indoors.
After two years during which Paris was scarred by terror attacks, tourists returned to the French capital in record numbers in 2017, hotel booking figures showed on Thursday.
Hundreds of tourists trapped in a remote New Zealand town for 48 hours after a strong storm damaged roads were freed on Saturday after authorities cleared a highway.
The regulations, which were announced in October but take effect this week, cover nearly all forms of drone use from commercial and recreational to scientific.
Tourists often take early morning hot air balloon rides over the city and the ancient Egyptian temples and relics in neighbouring areas.
A bus carrying tourists from US cruise ships to an archeological site in Mexico crashed Tuesday after running off the road, killing at least 12 people including several foreigners, state authorities said.
The couple unmoored a gondola near St Mark's Square but soon got into trouble as the man did not know how to steer it, the ANSA news agency and the local edition of the Corriere della Sera newspaper said.