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Emergency Restrictions Imposed on Tour Groups to Tibet

Xinmin Evening News, a popular newspaper published in Shanghai, recently reported on an emergency notice that the Tibet Tourism Bureau issued regarding new restrictions on tour groups going to Tibet. The new rules required that, starting August 19, all groups and individual tourists who have not yet reached Tibet must cancel their travel plans. For those who are in Tibet already, all buses are limiting the total number of passengers to no more than 20, including the driver, the tour guide, and one policeman. Many travel agencies confirmed the news and are adjusting their business offerings to Tibet. However, many said that they did not receive the “official announcement.” Instead, they obtained the notification from their partners in Tibet.
Source: Xinmin Evening News, August 22, 2014