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TIBET REOPENING 2021

Tibet reopening 2021

TIBET TRAVEL UPDATES IN 2021

After more than a year of being closed to all foreign visitors Tibet is finally reopening for foreign visitors currently living in China.

As we know, covid pandemic changed the traveling regulations around the world and many destinations closed for tourists trying to keep people safe from the virus.

Tibet was closed for all foreigners since early 2020. With no cases of covid in Tibet and tight control helping to prevent the spread of the virus in Mainland China, it finally became possible to travel here.

WHO CAN VISIT TIBET IN 2021

Monk and Tibetans walking on Barkhor Street in the morning
Monk and Tibetans walking on Barkhor Street

Currently, only residents living in China can visit Tibet. That includes foreigners with valid work, business, student visas, and members of their families living in China. You will have to stay in China for at least 28 days prior to entering Tibet. 

You will also need to install a Green Code health app to enter airport or train station in China. 

TIBET TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

There are 3 requirements that foreign visitors have to meet:

  • Provide a proof of residentship in Mainland China or prove that you stayed in isolation for 28 days after entering China
  • Have a negative covid test
  • Install a Green Code app on the phone

Please, note, after you travel to Tibet, you can return back to the city where you live in China and you don’t need to quarantine!

IS IT SAFE TO VISIT TIBET IN 2021

Group visiting Western Tibet

There was only one case of covid positive person in Tibet. It was found in March 2020, and the person successfully recovered. There were no covid cases in Tibet since then.

To keep Tibet covid-free only people with negative covid test can travel to Tibet. 

In addition, travelers have to install a green code health app on the phone that helps to stop the spread.

WHEN FOREIGNERS LIVING OUTSIDE OF CHINA WILL BE ALLOWED TO VISIT TIBET

Right now, we don’t have any information about reopening for all travelers. As we know, the situation around the world is changing rapidly. We will keep posting updates when more news become available.

We hope that with more people getting vaccines, traveling will be safe again soon.

In the meantime, please, stay safe, take care of your family and friends!

We hope to greet you here in Tibet as soon as it will be possible!

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