Tibet travel permtis and situation update
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This is big good news: Tibet is Open Now (March 25,Monday, 2013)
March 25th, 2013: This is really Big and Good news for foreign travelers. After nearly 2 months closure from early February to March, Tibet is reopen now. We got formal notice from Tibet tourism Bureau this morning that Tibet will open to foreign tourist from April 1st. Our agency has already submitted permit application files for some groups which are supposed to come before April 10.
However, we never push you to come here imediately because the Tibet travel rugulation is changing timely. Please check out the Instant Tibet travel news update. Tibet travel is once a lifetime experience for many people. To travel to Tibet, you'd better google "important Tibet travel tips" and get well imformed before you go. If you have any questions with regards to Tibet travel permits, visa and Tibet travels arrangement, please feel free to email us at sales (at) tibetCtrip.com or submit one online Tibet tour inquiry.
The updated news about Tibet Travel Permit (Feb.4-Monday, 2013): Currently we have been trying to submit one group travel permit (6pax,all same nationality, retired people) for entry in middle of February, but sadly, today, the Monday news release says that the travel permit application can not be accepted for any kinds of foreign tour groups whose travel schedule is between Feb.7 and AROUND THE END OF March. They will release an update in the near future but no one knows the exact first entry date allowed for end of March or early April. This means it is impossible to travel to Tibet in February and March in 2013. And this is a normal situation since 2008, if you are planning to come after 5 April to avoid some urgent cases, just go ahead to plan your tour with us.
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The updated news about Tibet Travel Permit (Jan.15-Tuesday, 2013): Nowadays, there are ONLY A VERY FEW LUCKY foreign travellers in and around Lhasa, the permits application process is partially managable but not every travel agent can obtain the travel permits succesfully. Well currently the weather in Tibet is also quite harsh and it is not so suitable for a comfortable holiday in this winter time. It is suggested to travel to Tibet from middle April onward when it gets warmer. With regards to the permits application situation, you can be informed here or via emails.
The updated news about Tibet Travel Permit (Nov.28-Wednesday, 2012): Nowadays, there are few foreign travellers in and around Lhasa, the permits application process is partially managable but not every travel agent can obtain the travel permits succesfully. Well we are proud to say that via our special relationship (called "guan xi" in mandarin Chinese) we accept the early Tibet Tour Booking for December 2012 and from January to end of February. And hopefully the permits application situation will be better and better after March 31,2013.
The updated news about Tibet Travel Permit (June21-Thursday, 2012): For foreign tourists from China to Tibet, it is still on waiting list but on the other hand, foreign tourists from Nepal to Tibet can be allowed in. Maybe after the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, there is more certain information, stay tuned!
The updated news about Tibet Travel Permit (June20-Wednesday, 2012): For foreign tourists from China to Tibet, it is still on waiting list and there is meeting in PSB (Public Security Bureau) for final decision whether the permits can be processed or not. So early today, many permits application were still blocked and on the waiting list. This makes the situation quite complicated and top urgent for those foreign tourists who are supposed to enter Lhasa from China around June 23 or June24 or so.
The latest news about Tibet Travel Permit (June15-Friday, 2012): From June18, Monday, 2012, Tibet travel permits application can be accepted but we have to submit the permits ONLY 10 working days before tourists entry date for Tibet and they do not accept the submit for the urgent entry permit, for instance, if you are supposed to fly to Lhasa on June 28, we can submit on June18, but you can not enter Tibet as early as June 27 according to the policy.
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The updated news about Tibet Travel Permit (May5, 2012): To obtain the Tibet permits sucessfully, there should be no less than 5 people with the same nationality in one tour group thus foreign individual travellers must have fellow partners with the same nationality travelling together (same flight to Lhasa on the same date). Actually, joining a tour group in Tibet is by no means not a way to not only cut down the cost, but also share the enjoyment with the like-minded people during the trip.
The updated news about Tibet Travel Permit (March27, 2012): Permits application can be accept from March 31 onward, hope more and more tourists can get the permits and travel to Tibet.
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Why a Tibet entry permit needed for foreigners? Considering the special ethnic traditions, the cultural relics, the environmental protection and the transportation capacity of Tibet, when non-Chinese citizens, including foreign tourists, Taiwan tourists and overseas Chinese travel to Tibet, you need not only a Chinese Visa but also Tibet permit.