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Tibet reopened, but new restrictions apply.

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Tibet reopened, but new restrictions apply.

Tibet is now opened, but there are several new restrictions to get the permit:

Permits can only be issued to a group with five or more than five people. (Note: NOT four people or more than four people, but FIVE!)

So right now no permits will be issued to a group with one person, two people, three people or four people.

All members in the same group must belong to the same nationality. No mixed nationalities, unless you have proof of relationship, e.g. marriage certificate, birth certificate, etc. Only these two relationships are possible to form a group with mixed nationalities.

There is a very strange rule that no permits will be issued to the following nationalities: Austrian, British, Korean and Norwegian.

A proof of money transfer of at least 50% of the tour cost from the travelers to the tour agency must be provided. It can be a bank receipt.

Everest Base Camp is not opened yet, but we expect it to be reopened soon, check out this page for more updates soon.

Permits for the Chamdo Area is not available.

Permits for overland trip from Sichuan to Tibet, or Yunnan to Tibet, are not available.

Indian nationals require special permits to visit Tibet. If you are Indian-passport holders, make sure the tour agencies fully understand the special requirements for Indian nationals.

For more update, please check out: http://www.cafespinn.com/en/tibet/

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1. Re: Tibet reopened, but new restrictions apply.

Thanks you for your update. There are few other posts clarifying your statement. It's good news for people wishing to visit Tibet. Even you can apply from travel permits from Kathmandu now.

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It would be useful for any group who have ACTUALLY entered Tibet after June 20th (especially from Nepal or other countries) to comment on their experience (ie any problems etc)

All we hear is probably from travel agents and other interested parties.

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3. Re: Tibet reopened, but new restrictions apply.

Once again...easier to get into North Korea. I would not go under these circumstances. China is big enough.

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4. Re: Tibet reopened, but new restrictions apply.

thanks a lot. U R great to keep us up w/ this area.

We'll like to go late July early Agust we're my wife and I for now ( US CITIZEN ) any hope???????????

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