China Tourism News
China Tourism News
According to a notice issued by the Tian'anmen Area Administrative Committee, the Tian’anmen Square in Beijing will be closed from June 23rd to July 1st, 2021. The surrounding places are also closed, including the Forbidden City, Tian’anmen Tower, Great Hall of the People, Memorial Hall of Chairman Mao, Monument to the People's Heroes, and National Museum of China.
Since May 10th, 2021, foreigners in China can realize their dream of visiting Tibet. After being closed for more than a year, Tibet has finally reopened to foreigners, including those currently living in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Book a tour through a local travel agent and apply for a Tibet Travel Permit to start your trip. Remember to prepare the Chinese employment certificate and the nucleic acid test proof. They are must documents during the pandemic.
On March 8, 2021, China officially launched the Chinese Version of "International Travel Health Certificate" on the mini program of China’s mainstream social media WeChat. It is applicable to Chinese citizens who want to go abroad. Apart from China, other countries are attempting to introduce Covid Vaccine Passports to facilitate international travelers.
As spring is approaching in March, the major parts of China now get warmer and warmer, welcoming the blooming spring flowers. This year, with the elimination of domestic medium and high-risk Covid-19 areas, tourists can go for spring outing and appreciate flowers safely, which in turn causes a boom in flower tours. The most popular destinations include the Yuyuantan Park in Beijing, Qinglong Temple in Xi’an, China National Flower Garden in Luoyang, Nyingchi in Tibet, and Luoping in Yunnan.
If you have never witnessed the stunning beauty of a world covered by a soft white blanket of snow, it is now time to see it in some of the best winter destinations of China, including Harbin, an icy city with exotic flavor; China Snow Town; Yabuli, the best place for skiing in China; Beiji Village at northernmost China, and the Rime Island in Jilin.
According to the announcements published on November 4 and 5, 2020 by Chinese embassies, foreign nationals from certain worst-hit countries by covid-19 are temporarily forbidden from entering China, including the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Russia, the Philippines, India, Ukraine, and Bangladesh. Those who are in urgent cases can apply for a special visa at the Chinese embassies in order to enter China.
Since 0 am. September 28, 2020, it is allowed for foreign visitors who hold valid Chinese residence permits to enter China for three purposes, which is for work, for personal matters, and for a reunion. For those whose permits had been expired since 0 a.m. 28 March, if they don’t change the purpose to China, they can apply for new visas with the expired visa and relevant materials.
3 night Dang-Dang bus routes have been put into use in Beijing since August 27, 2020 to serve passengers, offering a good opportunity to enjoy the spectacular night views of the city. The 3 routes are respectively Chang’an Avenue Line to pass through China World Trade Center CBD, CITIC Tower, Zhongnanhai; South Central Axis Line along Tiananmen Square, the Great Hall of the People, Beijing Railway Station; and East Line through Sanlitun and Shichahai.
From July 20, 2020 on, China has required all the overseas passengers who leave for China to take a nucleic acid test for COVID-19 within 5 days before boarding the flight and the test should be carried out in the medical institutions designated by Chinese embassies and consulates. The measure is to mitigate the virus transmission across the border.
At the 209th session of the Executive Board of UNESCO on July 7, Xiangxi Geopark in Hunan Province and Zhangye Geopark in Gansu Province have been declared the UNESCO Global Geoparks and China’s total global geoparks have reached 41, accounting a quarter of the word’s total 161. There will be altogether 15 sites to join at this session.