Nepal earthquake prompts Tibet visa policy changes

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In light of the elevated risk of an aftershock from the Nepal earthquake the Tibet tourism bureau has taken a cautionary stance in their latest update to Tibet visa policy. To help travelers stay ahead of the curve, Tibet Ctrip Travel Service-TCTS ( shares the details.

Tibet travel permits and visa application is easy or difficult? You are welcome to contact Tibet Ctrip travel agency in Lhasa now!

The tragic earthquake that struck Nepal at the end of April has prompted the Tibet Tourism Bureau to take a cautionary stance in their latest update to Tibet visa rules. Some areas are now closed to foreigners in addition to the constant looming threat of Tibet being closed altogether, creating headaches for travelers. With the travel season coming into full swing Tibet Ctrip Travel Service-TCTS ( shares the details.

  • Over fears of aftershock quakes, access to the Everest base camp area has been cutoff with no clear indication of when it will reopen. In addition, mountaineering throughout Tibet has been suspended. The US Geological Survey indicates that there is a dramatically elevated probability of a magnitude 5-6 aftershock in the near future.
  • TCTS is re-accommodating affected travelers and will of course continue to do so if any other areas are impacted. There is a wide array of alternate Tibet travel options available; those who were looking to get their fill of mountain scenery this summer on a trip to Everest base camp may want to investigate visiting Mt. Kailash.
  • While there is a risk of another earthquake in Nepal, travelers should not be hesitant to visit Tibet. Tibet is a large country that offers diverse experiences!

Although changes to travel policy sometimes cause hassles, Tibet travel agency TCTS will do everything within its power to ensure that travelers still have an unforgettable experience. For most, Tibet travel permit policy remains the same. TCTS will keep travelers up to date on any wider changes to policy. With the travel season upon us now is the time to start planning an adventure!

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