Is 2020 Suitable to Travel in Tibet due to Potential Novel Coronavirus?

Well it is a big concern for most worldwide travelers. People begin to ask whether this will infect their trip plan to Tibet and or other parts of China. Well it looks quite clear that the traveling in February will be seriously infected since most tourists attractions are not allowed in, and this is the right method to protect the travelers and avoid further virus transfer, thanks to the government wise decision but we wish the situation will become normal again soon after the new year. By the way Tibetan new year 2020 is to be on Feb.25 and there is no any report about Novel Coronavirus diseases cases report so far here in Lhasa. It is still too early to say whether it is suitable to travel in Tibet in 2020 and there is no information of Tibet closure on Tibet permits. But we do suggest travelers postpone their Tibet travel plan, since people do not have to book the tours so early. Permits can be applied few weeks before arrival date. check further about Tibet permits FAQs.

Traveler’s Risk Assessment

Outbreaks of novel virus infections among people are always of public health concern. The risk from these outbreaks depends on characteristics of the virus, including whether and how well it spreads between people, the severity of resulting illness, and the medical or other measures available to control the impact of the virus (for example, vaccine or treatment medications).

The Number of Coronavirus Cases (Updated 2020.1.26 12:00)

Tip: In an effort to decrease the escalation of cases, many activities that may cause crowds to gather have been be canceled including events like large New Year celebrations, popular tourist attractions, movie releases and so on. We have received notice of the closure of tourist attractions in Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai, Chengdu, Zhangjiajie, Huangshan, Guilin, and Tibet etc. The reopening time of these attractions has not yet been decided. We do not recommend traveling to Tibet and other parts of China before the end of February. Check further about the China Coronavirus cases.

Why has the number of confirmed coronavirus cases risen so quickly since January 17th?

  • The method of diagnosing the Coronavirus has been confirmed and now the discovery process takes less time.
  • The Chinese government has implemented a strict policy that requires local governments to be transparent about the number and severity of cases.
  • The Spring Festival travel rush has speeded up the spread of the virus. It is predicted that the number of cases will continue rising quickly in the following 1-2 weeks because of the large movement of people within China.

Our government has learned a lot from the SARS outbreak which we all remember. This time they have acted quickly and are co-operating with the WHO to keep the world informed about what is happening. Tibet Local Guide Travel Service team have been in the travel industry for over one decade and we have lots of experience with handling such critical situations. It is important to us that you feel comfortable and safe during your visit and we will respect any requests or decisions you make regarding your travels.

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Any customer that has booked a Tibet trip with us can cancel or reschedule it for free. If you would like to change your trip, we also offer tours to destinations such as Nepal and Bhutan.