Can Chinese citizens visit Tibet?

You can now travel to Tibet! Tibet has reopened to foreign nationals after being closed due to COVID-19. Now China’s expats can easily travel around within China at present, almost without limitation, including to Tibet.

Can I travel to Tibet now?

Tibet is now open to foreign tourists after its closure of over a year due to COVID-19 precautions. China expats with a Tibet Permit can now easily visit Tibet without any limitation or quarantine. It is very safe to travel to Tibet (pandemic-wise) as it has been the least affected region in China.

Do you need a permit to travel to Tibet?

Tibet Travel Permit, also known as Tibet Visa or Tibet Entry Permit, is an indispensable travel permit for international tourists to enter Tibet in addition to Chinese visa. For every foreign traveler, Tibet Permit is required as a must entry pass to board the flight or Tibet train bound for Lhasa.

Are foreigners allowed to visit Tibet?

Tibet welcomes foreigners from all walks of life. But if you are a journalist or a diplomat, you cannot travel to Tibet as an ordinary tourist. No travel agency can handle your tour in Tibet or help to apply for your Tibet Travel Permit. You have to be approved by the China Foreign Affairs Office to visit Tibet.

Why is Tibet closed to foreigners?

The closure has been an annual occurrence since 2008 when the Tibetan capital Lhasa was rocked by riots linked to the anniversary of an uprising against Beijing rule. Authorities have also stopped issuing travel permits to foreign travelers at short notice during periodic unrest.

Why is Tibet closed?

Can you enter Tibet from Nepal?

Traveling to Tibet from Nepal can be done in two ways directly; across the land border at Gyirong Port and overland to Lhasa via the Sino-Nepal Friendship Highway or by flight to Lhasa Gonggar International Airport.