Tibetan Tourism Bureau announced some important changes in Tibet travel regulation in 2019.
This year they are planning to simplify the process and make it easier for thousands of tourists to get their permits.
Permits will be processed much faster
Starting this year, the process of permit application will be easier and faster.
Travel agency applies for the permits on behalf of visitors. Previously it was taking 15-25 days depending on the itinerary. This year Tibetan Tourism Bureau is planning to shorten the processing time in half.
We still advise our guests to submit all the necessary paperwork in advance. However, it is clear that the permit application process will become more efficient.
Visiting Tibet in March is now allowed
For several years Tibet was closed for foreigners from February to the end of March. Tourists started visiting Tibet from April 1st.
Starting from 2019 visitors are welcome to visit Tibet in March.
We are already accepting applications for tours starting at the end of March.
Permits are available for all nationalities
Starting from 2018 citizens of all nationalities that have a valid Chinese visa can visit Tibet.
Previously citizens of some countries had problems applying for Tibetan permits.
Already in 2018, we had first visitors coming from Norway, Poland, Japan, and other countries.
With all these positive changes, we expect traveling to Tibet become easier and we are ready to welcome more visitors to our homeland this year!
If you have any questions regarding the new process, comment below or contact us at [email protected]
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