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Foreign travel permit necessary for Zhongdian?

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Foreign travel permit necessary for Zhongdian?

Does anyone know if an American needs a special travel permit to travel to Zhongdian (Yunnan)? The consulate in NYC told me we need a special certificate for Zhongdian. Help!

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1. Re: Foreign travel permit necessary for Zhongdian?

No you do not need a special permit to go to Zhongdian.

I think your agent is getting confused with the permit to Tibet.

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2. Re: Foreign travel permit necessary for Zhongdian?

No, you don't need a permit for Zhongdian, while you must apply for a travel permit to Tibet.

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3. Re: Foreign travel permit necessary for Zhongdian?

if you only go Zhongdian and Deqin Tibetan minority's area, you don't need get any special travel permit.

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4. Re: Foreign travel permit necessary for Zhongdian?

Agree about needing no permit to get to Zhongdian. However, passports are checked (but still no permit needed) if you carry on the Deqin and Felai-si.

But, there is a report on LP thorntree about the Zhongdian - Deqin road being closed this Summer for repairs.

See www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/thread.jspa…

and in Chinese: doyouhike.net/forum/…0.html

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