Tibet Travel from KUL Malasia

Malaysia Travelers to Tibet – Latest Update 2020

Travel to Tibet from Malaysia is very convenient and easy. First, you must choose a reliable Tibet travel agency to plan tour itinerary and handle the Tibet travel permits application. The last step is to choose the right transportation to Tibet.

As Malaysian, travel to Tibet requires a Tibet travel permit. Like all other foreign travelers, Malaysians need to apply for a Tibet travel permit. After confirming their trip to Tibet through an officially certified local travel agency (like Tibet Local Guide travel service), the travel agency must submit relevant information to the Tibet Tourism Bureau.

There are two options for transportation from Malaysia to Tibet. First, Malaysia travelers can fly to cities in mainland China such as Chengdu, Kunming or Hong Kong, and then fly directly to Lhasa. You need to apply for a Chinese visa and a Tibet entry letter. And the second is to fly to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, and then fly directly to Lhasa. You need to apply for a tourist group visa and a letter of entry to Tibet. Both methods can reach the holy city of Lhasa in the fastest time. Of course, you can also choose to fly to mainland China and then transfer to Qinghai-Tibet train to enter Lhasa, Tibet. This highest-altitude railway in the world will give you a different train travel experience.

Tibet Travel Restrictions

In addition, we provide multiple Tibet tours itineraries for Malaysian tourists. Whether you choose a group tour or a private tour, we will provide full solution. However, due to the heavy outbreak of COVID19, in the same way that Malaysia country are restricting other travelers to enter their county, Tibet/China may also have tight permits restrictions for travelers from Malaysia and Singapore or any other foreign nationalities.

Should I Travel to Tibet? Is it Safe to Visit Tibet Based on My Situation? (12)

Definitely! We will carry oxygen cylinder for emergency issues. And local hospitals are ready to deal with any emergency cases. We will take good care of every customer during the tour. The rise of altitude is not immediate and it is a gradual process. So if you feel anything wrong, you can inform your Tibetan guide instantly and we may need to adjust the Tibet tour program and wait for you to feel better and take optional easier tour program accordingly. And if anyone feels very uncomfortable, we will let him stay in the relatively low altitude places and will catch him/her later when we finish the high altitude tour.

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This is a major concern among most travelers to China and Tibet. There are NCoV confirmed cases for overseas travelers who return to Thailand, Australia and USA after traveling in China. Even though right now it is very safe to travel in Tibet, but it is quite possible that Tibet will be on the waiting list of reopen after tourism temporal closure. During the national spring festival, most and major tourists attractions are closed for protecting travelers being infected by possible viruses.

Novel-Coronavirus-Spreading-between-people-Tibet Tour Closure

With regards to the question whether Novel Coronavirus can spread between travelers or not, the answer from CCTV reports recently that this kind of disease is contagious from animal to human, but also quite possible for the spreading between human. In limited cases, according to the CDC, but the primary mode of transmission seems to be from animal to human. In terms of how one would catch the virus, the CDC says that human coronaviruses are most commonly spread between an infected person and others via:

  1. —the air (from viral particles from a cough or sneeze);
  2. —close personal contact (touching or shaking hands);
  3. —an object or surface with viral particles on it (then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands);
  4. —and rarely from fecal contamination.
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Answer to this question is that: Tibet social safety is among the best in China. And it is very safe for any travelers to travel in Tibet. No matter whether you are traveling solo or with a group, it is quite safe. However Tibet is with high altitude and many travelers may fill mountain sickness symptoms after arrival, and travelers should prepare a comfortable tour schedule to reduce the pain of AMS (acute Mountain Sickness).

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Travelers worry a lot about AMS-Acute Mountain Sickness! This is very commonly asked by many travelers around the world. Tibet is with average high altitude above 4000 meters above sea level and you have to take precautions to help get well acclimatized.

It s quite normal that most people will face altitude sickness when ascending to a higher altitude and this is especially true when in Tibet.

Here local Tibetan guide provide you the tips to help you get well acclimatized:

  1. Try to avoid catching a flu before enter into Tibet;
  2. Make sure to get a good night’s sleep the night before flying to Lhasa;
  3. Better drink more water;
  4. Avoid strenuous activity during your first day in Tibet;
  5. Do not overexert yourself after your arrival in Tibet; walk slowly, take deep breaths;
  6. Take time to acclimatize;
  7. Ascend to higher altitudes gradually. DO NOT ASCEND ANY HIGHER if you begin feeling ill;
  8. Do not clime to Potala Palace on the 2nd day upon arrival;
  9. Enquire your doctors for personal advice just for your health condition;
  10. Prepare AMS medication, in accordance with a doctor’s advice.

Anyway first aid like oxygen supply should be available when one has severe symptoms and urgent transfer to hospital is the way to go. The most workable way to deal with is just fly out to a lower altitude.Then it is gone for good and ever.

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As many foreign travelers know that without valid and efficient Tibet travel permits, Tibet is difficult to get in, but it is even more difficult to get around. Travelers should join a group tour or take a private tour (on a tour only!) according to the local regulations on foreign travelers. However the natural beauty of the country, the spiritual atmosphere in the magic nation and the exotic Tibetan culture make it all worth it. Tibet is one of the most beautiful places in the world and it has many things to offer.

If you are heading to Tibet soon, here are some things you should know before your trip to Tibet.

  • Tibetan People (monks, nuns and people from all other walks of life)
  • Tibetan monasteries, palaces and nunneries
  • Tibetan mountains, rivers, lakes, valleys and gorges
  • Spiritual centers, meditation caves and many more
  • Tibetan arts and architecture
  • The Tibetan society (now and then, and the future)
  • Precautions you need to take before going, not only just Tibet permits, mountain sickness, local customs…

A trip to Tibet can be rewarding and adventurous experience, and it gives you a peek into one of the most oppressed nations in the world. But traveling to Tibet isn’t easy with the strict travel restrictions and visa rules. To prepare properly for this trip of a lifetime, here are some facts you need to know about travel to Tibet.

  1. Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) is officially a part of China even though some people may not agree with that.
  2. If you have any pro-Tibetan sympathies, be careful with whom you discuss them.
  3. Discussing political issues with your Tibetan guide might get him or her into a potentially dangerous situation.
  4. There are lots of travel restrictions or tourism bans to Tibet, and it’s NOT easy to enter and the travel here.
  5. Independent travel is not allowed – except in Lhasa – and foreign travelers need to prearrange a tour in order to obtain a Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB) permit.
  6. Without a TTB permit, you won’t be able to board a flight or train to Tibet.
  7. Besides citizens of Singapore, Brunei and Japan, all visitors require a valid Chinese visa to be able to enter China.
  8. Don’t mention Tibet and don’t list your occupation as ‘journalist’ or military person, etc, and public passport does not work.
  9. You will have to decide on your Tibet itinerary upon booking the trip.
  10. Travelers are also free to explore Lhasa on their own but a guide is a must needed if you enter a monastery, palace or any tour sites.

Why The Once a Life Time Tibet tour can be a Rewarding?

  1. Because of your visit to Tibet, Tibet and Tibetan people can get the attention and support from the outside world it deserves.
  2. Travel is one of the best form of education, let alone Tibet is such different from many other destination.
  3. By coming here, talking to our native Tibetans, seeing things from ground level and in the eyes of our Tibetan people can you truly learn about what’s going on, and can therefore inform others about the state that Tibet is in.
  4. The high level of spirituality for many Tibetan people will probably empower yourself from your sole and heart. Tibetans are deeply devoted to their faith and it can be extremely moving to experience their dedication.
  5. Learn to appreciate Tibetan culture and the religious daily life for people from all walks of life.
  6. To learn what has happened in history and what is happening now.
  7. Enjoy the pristine beauty of the natural landscapes and it makes it worth your while. Geography in Tibet is on a humbling scale —dramatic snow-peaked mountains loom over vast plains, zigzagging highways weave their way through high passes draped with colorful prayer flags, while glittering turquoise lakes stand in the shadow of centuries-old glaciers. Home to several of the world’s highest peaks, Tibet is an extremely mountainous region packed to the brim with natural sights that are impressive in terms of magnitude.

For those who are planning to travel Tibet, I hope this list has prepared you for your trip to the wonder of the world. Regardless, expect to be surprised, because nothing will really prepare you for the magic of Tibet.

Interested in traveling to Tibet? Tibet local guide travel service run many kinds of Tibet tours! Once the NCoV19 (COVID19) Coronavirus pandemic situation is over and things get back to normal, we will be more than happy to welcome you to our land and enjoy any trips soon.

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As many foreign travelers know that without valid and efficient Tibet travel permitsTibet is difficult to get in, but it is even more difficult to get around. Travelers should join a group tour or take a private tour (on a tour only!) according to the local regulations on foreign travelers. However the natural beauty of the country, the spiritual atmosphere in the magic nation and the exotic Tibetan culture make it all worth it. Tibet is one of the most beautiful places in the world and it has many things to offer.

If you are heading to Tibet soon, here are some things you should know before your trip to Tibet.

  • Tibetan People (monks, nuns and people from all other walks of life)
  • Tibetan monasteries, palaces and nunneries
  • Tibetan mountains, rivers, lakes, valleys and gorges
  • Spiritual centers, meditation caves and many more
  • Tibetan arts and architecture
  • The Tibetan society (now and then, and the future)
  • Precautions you need to take before going, not only just Tibet permits, mountain sickness, local customs…

A trip to Tibet can be rewarding and adventurous experience, and it gives you a peek into one of the most oppressed nations in the world. But traveling to Tibet isn’t easy with the strict travel restrictions and visa rules. To prepare properly for this trip of a lifetime, here are some facts you need to know about travel to Tibet.

  1. Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) is officially a part of China even though some people may not agree with that.
  2. If you have any pro-Tibetan sympathies, be careful with whom you discuss them.
  3. Discussing political issues with your Tibetan guide might get him or her into a potentially dangerous situation.
  4. There are lots of travel restrictions or tourism bans to Tibet, and it’s NOT easy to enter and the travel here.
  5. Independent travel is not allowed – except in Lhasa – and foreign travelers need to prearrange a tour in order to obtain a Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB) permit.
  6. Without a TTB permit, you won’t be able to board a flight or train to Tibet.
  7. Besides citizens of Singapore, Brunei and Japan, all visitors require a valid Chinese visa to be able to enter China.
  8. Don’t mention Tibet and don’t list your occupation as ‘journalist’ or military person, etc, and public passport does not work.
  9. You will have to decide on your Tibet itinerary upon booking the trip.
  10. Travelers are also free to explore Lhasa on their own but a guide is a must needed if you enter a monastery, palace or any tour sites.

Why The Once a Life Time Tibet tour can be a Rewarding?

  1. Because of your visit to Tibet, Tibet and Tibetan people can get the attention and support from the outside world it deserves.
  2. Travel is one of the best form of education, let alone Tibet is such different from many other destination.
  3. By coming here, talking to our native Tibetans, seeing things from ground level and in the eyes of our Tibetan people can you truly learn about what’s going on, and can therefore inform others about the state that Tibet is in.
  4. The high level of spirituality for many Tibetan people will probably empower yourself from your sole and heart. Tibetans are deeply devoted to their faith and it can be extremely moving to experience their dedication.
  5. Learn to appreciate Tibetan culture and the religious daily life for people from all walks of life.
  6. To learn what has happened in history and what is happening now.
  7. Enjoy the pristine beauty of the natural landscapes and it makes it worth your while. Geography in Tibet is on a humbling scale —dramatic snow-peaked mountains loom over vast plains, zigzagging highways weave their way through high passes draped with colorful prayer flags, while glittering turquoise lakes stand in the shadow of centuries-old glaciers. Home to several of the world’s highest peaks, Tibet is an extremely mountainous region packed to the brim with natural sights that are impressive in terms of magnitude.

For those who are planning to travel Tibet, I hope this list has prepared you for your trip to the wonder of the world. Regardless, expect to be surprised, because nothing will really prepare you for the magic of Tibet.

Interested in traveling to Tibet? Tibet local guide travel service run many kinds of Tibet tours! Once the NCoV19 (COVID19) Coronavirus pandemic situation is over and things get back to normal, we will be more than happy to welcome you to our land and enjoy any trips soon.

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Yes, as of Jan.25,2020, it is already closed and there are no any single travel permits to Tibet can be processed, for those permits which were already issued out for traveling in late January and February, all these permits will be suspended and foreign travelers must cancel the trip plan for late Jan. whole month of February and March, and it is quite possible that Tibet travel permits closure will be until end of April or till end of May. Because of the Novel Coronavirus outbreak in some parts of China such as Wuhan, for the public’s safety and health concern,  Tibet tourists scenic attractions were closed already for public.

Updated on March.23,2020, Due to the worldwide COVID19 quick spread, international flights to Beijing from countries such as Italy,Germany, France, UK, Spain, Middle East, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc can not land in Beijing but have to be diverted to other airports. These airports include Tianjin, Shijiazhuang, Hohhot, Jinan, Qingdao, Nanjing, Shenyang, Dalian, Zhengzhou, Xi’an etc.

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 335,900 people and killed more than 14,600. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems.

Travelers from countries heavy hit by COVID19 may not land in China per scheduled itinerary. This is actually a travel ban and it will surely infect foreigners travel to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Xi’an, etc. And this is to say that foreign travelers can not enter Tibet according to any pre-managed travel itinerary. So far no Tibet permits can be applied and all foreign travelers planning to travel to Tibet need to postpone the trip to after June 2020 at least.

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Updated on March.23,2020: There is a surge in imported confirmed coronavirus cases as students, others fly back to China. Due to the worldwide COVID19 quick spread, international flights to Beijing from countries such as Italy,Germany, France, UK, Spain, Middle East, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc can not land in Beijing finally but have to be diverted to other nearby airports. These airports include Tianjin, Shijiazhuang, Hohhot, Jinan, Qingdao, Nanjing, Shenyang, Dalian, Zhengzhou, Xi’an etc.

The latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 335,900 people and killed more than 14,600 worldwide. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems.

Due to More Imported Cases, Tibet/China Protect local People and Foreign Travelers via Flights Restrictions

Travelers from countries heavy hit by COVID19 may not land in Tibet, China per scheduled itinerary. And most probably passengers may have to be quarantined for around 2 weeks in designated area. To those foreign travelers wanting to visit Tibet, this is actually a Tibet travel ban and the restrictions will surely infect foreigners arrival entry to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Xi’an, etc. So it is to say that foreign travelers can not enter Tibet according to any pre-managed travel itinerary. So far no Tibet permits can be applied and all foreign travelers planning to travel to Tibet need to postpone the trip at least after June 2020. If there is instant news from tourism authority in Lhasa, we will update it. Foreign travelers can also write to us for reliable Tibet travel suggestion for any traveling after June 2020 (info@tibetlocalguide.com).

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If I am from New Zealand, can I travel to Tibet in 2020? New Zealand is the paradise for worldwide travelers since many years ago. Tony, as one of the general managers from Tibet local guide travel service team, went to New Zealand for more 5 times and had some special feeling on KIWI people and the beautiful country. Tibet, the hometown of Mt. Everest attracts hundreds of KIWI travelers every year, and the mostly well known one is Edmond Hillary who conquered Mt. Everest peak in 1956.

With the outbreak of COVID19 worldwide, New Zealand was also hit by this deadly virus and this is really horrible to New Zealanders. We, the whole team from Tibet local guide travel service, as one people, sincerely wish New Zealand will not be infected too much and tourism can keep well. It is good to know that New Zealand announces lockdown as Canada withdraws from Olympics in 2020. Fingers crossed and wish God will protect the land on the South Pacific Ocean!

Once the worldwide health situation goes better and the COVID19 crisis is over, and Tibet gets back to normal, Kiwi travelers are more than welcome to travel to Tibet. Based on the southwest of Pacific, with around 3-4 hours to Sydney, Melbourne, Australia, New Zealand has direct flights to Shanghai, Beijing and Chengdu, as well as Guangzhou. And it is even more convenient to fly from Auckland, New Zealand to Chengdu directly by Sichuan airline on every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, since there are more and cheaper flights to Lhasa Tibet from Chengdu. If you are from New Zealand and want to travel to Tibet, you are welcome to contact us by sales@tibetctrip.com or info@tibetlocalguide.com or Gail from Auckland for references: http://www.gailnicholls.co.nz

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Many Norwegians desire to travel Tibet in the past. However it has been  8 long years without seeing travelers from Norway in Tibet since any Norwegian travelers set foot on Tibet in 2008. Tibet travel permits restrictions apply to this Nordic country, but it was open in the last two years. Well with the current COVID around the globe, which draws tens of thousands of travelers to travel to pandemic epicenters and more and more tourism restrictions policies happen around the whole world.

Recently flights scheduled to land in Beijing, Shanghai may not be able to land there but have to be diverted to land at other nearby airport, so travelers from Norway or other countries in Europe should plan a tour of Tibet for a later time in 2020 or 2021 when the situation gets back to normal.

For the Norwegian travelers to Tibet, once Tibet is open, they should follow the process below to get their Tibet travel permits approved.

SIMPLE Tibet Tour Booking Process for Norwegian travelers 

  • Step 1 – Contact one local Tibet travel agency to offer you a private tour or Tibet group tour;
  • Step 2 – Pay required deposit to secure the Tibet tour booking;
  • Step 3 – Provide Norwegian Passport data page & Chinese visa page in due time
  • Step 4 — Pack your bag for the tour, pay the balance upon arrival and enjoy the trip
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By end of 2019, there were many travelers to Tibet from Malaysia. With daily flights from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Chengdu, the gateway city to Tibet, the travel to tibet from Malaysia and Singapore actually is very convenient. But with the outbreak of COVID19, more and more Malaysian travelers would better postpone the trip to Tibet and many other parts of China. This is a good suggestion to protect Malaysian ravelers and also Tibetan local people.

In the same way that Malaysia tightens overseas travel to Malaysia, China will also tighten the inbound travel from abroad, because recently there is a big surge of imported COVID19 cases to China. It looks very clear that any overseas travelers to Tibet will face more restrictions both from mainland China entry regulations and the Tibet travel permits requirements.

With the uncertainty surrounding the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic,Tibet Local Guide travel service booking center’s whole team want to reassure our travelers across the globe with a trusted source of unbiased Tibet travel permits information. Throughout these challenging times, foreign travelers need to keep a peaceful mind and wait for next comfortable and safe jourey to Tibet when your time comes.

Here below is the Tibet travel permits timeline from January 1.2018 to March.24,2020:

[January 1,2018 Tibet Permits Update]   Tibet Travel Permit application went well and all foreign travelers can get permits for traveling before Feb.10,2018, while the Tibet permits for trip between Feb.10 and March.31,2018 can not be approved.

[March 14,2018 Tibet Permits Update]  Tibet Travel Permit application can be processed for foreign travelers for entry as early as March30, but all travel permits can only come out around March.25, 2018, and urgent permits delivery may be a must for early entry date around March 30, 2018.

[April 5,2018 Tibet Permits Update]  Tibet travel permits policy got back to normal and all foreign travelers can enter Tibet if they hold needed and the right documents. Journalists, military soldiers, government service people who hold none personal passports can not get Tibet permits, these people must contact government related offices to get the unique documents.

[August.15,2018 Tibet Permits Update]  Tibet inbound tourism has been going well so far and Tibet Travel Permit process took normally around 10-20 working days. It depends on whether your trip covers Kailash-Lake Manasarovar or not, travelers need to book Kailash tours at least 40 days in advance to avoid urgent permits application. Here the government tries to improve the permits issuing efficiency and Tibet tourism bureau will develop the new online application system and so in the near future it would be in use.

[October.15,2018 Tibet Permits Update]  Tibet weather gets dry and cooler now, the government hold series of conferences to promote Tibet winter tours. There is no closure of Tibet Travel Permit and permits application process is quite smooth now. The tour prices are normally with seasonal discounts. Tibet travelers can plan shorter distance and cultural focused trips.

[Feb.1,2019 Tibet Permits Update]  Tibet permits can not be applied as usual and we suggest foreign travelers avoid the travel season between February 1 and March 31, 2019. But good news that we can accept booking for entry date as early as April 1, 2019.

[March 26,2019 Tibet Permits Reopen Update]  Tibet permits process recovered and foreign travelers can enter Tibet from April1, we have begun permits application for early April trips.

[May 26,2019 Tibet Permits Policy Update]  Tibet Entry Travel Permit regulation is getting easier now and the permit processing period was also shorten more than one week since April 10 this year, now average Tibet Entry Travel Permit Processing time is around 10 working days for regular tours without Kailash, if travelers trip covers Kailash and Lake Manasarovar, it still takes 3 weeks time normally. On the other hand, the good news that all travel agencies here in Lhasa Tibet can submit the permits application via the online system and it saves some labor work.

[August 20,2019 Tibet Permits Application Situation Update]  
Tibet Entry Permit application process is fairly slow these days, but there is no news from our inner Chanel of Tibet closure in September 2019, as there are rumors spreading that Tibet will be closed in September due to the upcoming ceremony. Normally September is the peak season for foreign travelers because there are less Chinese mainland travelers, while the weather is great. Wish Tibet will remain open till end of this year.

[January 1,202o Tibet Permits Reopen Update]  Tibet Permit application was quite ok but the winner application efficiency is fairly slow. There were less people working in the TTB (Tibet tourism bureau) office in winter months as usual. The online submission was easy for travel agencies since April 2019, but all travel permits workers have to wait patiently to wait for many meetings a week. These regulations restrictions on Tibet permits really added much extra work and increased the cost of waiting. As local agency in Lhasa, we know how early to apply permits to avoid urgent cases. Anyway foreign travelers can still enter Tibet in February.

[January 22,202o Tibet Permits Latest Issue]  This is a really Big but BAD news: The Novel Coronavirus NCoV19 broke out in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, and all travel permits application has to be suspended. Travel agencies have to hand back the permits which were already issued out. Tibet main tourism attractions such as Jokhang Temple, Potala Palace, and dozens of others are to be closed. From now on, travel agencies can not get any permits for foreign travelers.

[January 29,202o Tibet Permits Latest Issue]  A few weeks after the NCoV19 outbreak in Wuhan, Hubei province, Tibet remained the only region in China without confirmed case, but this was until Jan 29th, 2020 the first case of the Novel Coronavirus infection was reported. Tibet tourists attractions doors were shut for public and it is sure and wise that foreign travelers should avoid traveling in the following weeks. Mr. Zhang, the 34-year-old man from Suizhou city, Hubei Province, took the train from Wuchang and arrived in Lhasa on Jan 24, 2020. The next day, he himself came to a designated hospital in Lhasa for the treatment and was soon hospitalized and quarantined. Later, he was tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus (later named COVID19 by WHO). Currently, his health remains stable and is still in the isolation unit for further treatment. And importantly, no more new cases have been reported in Tibet since then.

[March23,202o Tibet Permits Latest Update] With the quick spreading of COVID19 in Italy, Spain, Iran, South Korea, USA and many other countries worldwide, China sees a surge daily for imported COVID19 cases, all Beijing inbound flights will be diverted to land in nearby airports such as Tianjin, Dalian, Xi’an, Shijiazhuang, and anymore. Other major gateway entry airports will take precautionary measures as Beijing. Many governments around the world announced travel warning to their fellow citizens. As a responsible agency with a group of Tibetan tour operators in Tibet, we battle together and do all necessary preparation work in our power to expect for the Tibet tourism recovery. But, we do suggest foreign travelers not come to Tibet/China in the near future even after it is reopen. Please keep an eye on the worldwide safety situation before you book any trips anywhere.

Read some reference about Malaysia government’s tourism restriction timeline:

[3.16 Update] Malaysia announced that it will lock its country for two weeks. Foreigners are not allowed to enter Malaysia, and Malaysia’s own nationals are also prohibited from leaving the country.

[3.7 update] Malaysia prohibits entry of foreigners who have been to the following places in the past 14 days:
Hubei Province, Jiangsu Province, Zhejiang Province, China, Cheongdo-gun, Daegu, South Korea, Hokkaido, Japan, Lombardy, Veneto, and Emilia-Romagna, Tehran, Qom and Gilan, Iran

[2.11 update] Malaysia prohibits entry of Chinese citizens with passports issued in Hubei, Jiangsu or Zhejiang or foreigners who have visited Hubei, Jiangsu or Zhejiang in the past 14 days. If the place of issuance is elsewhere and the place of birth is these three places, the itinerary needs to be carefully checked. If you have been to Hubei in the past 14 days, any foreign citizen in Jiangsu or Zhejiang will be barred from entering. Sabah has banned entry of foreigners who have been to mainland China in the past 14 days. Sarawak has banned entry of all Chinese citizens and foreigners who have been to mainland China in the past 14 days while the Singapore-Malaysia Johor port is closed to Chinese citizens.

The Malaysian government announced on January 27 that Chinese residents of Hubei were banned from entering the country (the passport was issued in Hubei). Malaysian residents have also launched a petition in hopes of banning Chinese citizens from entering the country altogether, but this has not yet been implemented.

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Our foreign travelers begin to ask whether novel coronavirus outbreak will infect inbound tourism in Tibet, because their Tibet travel plan is fixed and in the upcoming spring season. Well, till now it is very safe to travel in Tibet and there is no novel coronavirus case report from Lhasa Tibet. However it becomes popular that many Chinese people begin to ware mask in public areas and people delay their travel plan and choose to stay at home in some cities, especially in Wuhan. 

Mayor of Wuhan (Central China’s Mega city): Stay away

By ZHOU LIHUA in Wuhan and ZOU SHUO in Beijing | China Daily | Updated: 2020-01-22 07:28
Please check this news via China Daily (local official news recourse: https://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202001/22/WS5e27890ca3101282172729d5.html)
China Tibet NCoV cases may infect Inbound Tourism
Workers disinfect a market in Wuhan, Hubei province, on Sunday. MIAO JIAN/CHANGJIANG DAILY

Reducing travel in and out of city may curb disease spread, he says

The mayor of Wuhan, Hubei province, called on people not travel to and from the city in order to combat the ongoing pneumonia outbreak.

Mayor Zhou Xianwang said during an interview with CCTV on Tuesday that reducing the flow of people will also decrease the possibility of the virus spreading and lighten the pressure on disease prevention and control efforts.

Wuhan set up a prevention and control center to combat the outbreak on Monday, the city’s health authorities said.

Led by Zhou, the center heads eight task forces made up of authorities involved in emergency management, publicity, transport, market regulation, medical treatment and epidemic control and prevention, according to the Health Commission of Wuhan.

The city will strengthen measures to scan passengers for higher body temperatures at airports, train and bus stations and ports, and reduce or cancel all unnecessary large gatherings.

Patients with serious symptoms should be treated by a team of medical workers with a specific plan, and hospitals should strengthen the protection of their staff to prevent infection within hospitals.

The city will promptly and objectively release information about disease prevention and control.

TLG quoted this news from third party news Chanel and this doesn’t represent our points of view, we can not judge and evaluate the case’s situation, travelers should check from their ordinary news recourses to get further details.

Here below you can learn more about  “Wuhan Coronavirus, the Chinese pneumonia outbreak”

The 2019–20 novel coronavirus outbreak, also known as the Wuhan coronavirus, the Chinese pneumonia outbreak or the Wuhan pneumonia (simplified Chinese: 武汉肺炎; traditional Chinese: 武漢肺炎; pinyin: Wǔhàn fèiyán), is a viral outbreak that was initially identified during mid-December 2019 in the city of Wuhan in central China, as an emerging cluster of people with pneumonia with no clear cause, which was linked primarily to stallholders who worked at the Huanan Seafood Market (华南海鲜市场), which also sold live animals. Chinese scientists subsequently isolated a new strain of the coronavirus, designated as 2019-nCoV, which has been found to be at least 70% similar in genome sequence to SARS-CoV. It is not clear however, whether the 2019-nCoV is of the same severity or lethality as SARS.

On 20 January 2020, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang urged decisive and effective efforts to prevent and control the pneumonia epidemic caused by a novel coronavirus. As of 22 January 2020, 17 deaths have occurred, all in China, and there is evidence of human-to-human transmission. Extensive testing has revealed more than 500 confirmed cases, some of whom are healthcare workers. Confirmed cases have also been reported in Thailand, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Macau, Hong Kong and the United States. Read further on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019–20_outbreak_of_novel_coronavirus_(2019-nCoV)

Here is the governmental official news website (XinHuaNet) for more reference: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-01/14/c_138703493.htm 

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With the worldwide tourism situation becoming more complicated, as one responsible Tibet travel agency, we do not suggest Malaysia travelers to rush to Tibet in the 2020-2021 season. If you have any questions on Tibet travel, please check more Tibet Travel FAQs or email to info@tibetlocalguide.com.

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