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Tibet to reopen to foreign tourists

Foreign tourists will be allowed to get into Tibet as of April 5, a tourism official said on Sunday.

 

"Tibet will resume receiving foreign tourists as of April 5, and we warmly welcome them," Bachug, head of the tourism administration of Tibet Autonomous Region in southwest China, told Xinhua.

 

"Reception work was suspended in March for the sake of travelers' safety," said Bachug.

 

"Tibet is harmonious and safe now. Travel agencies, tourist resorts and hotels are well prepared for tourists," he said.

 

So far, more than 100 foreign tourist groups have been registered to visit Tibet, according to him.

 

(Xinhua News Agency March 30, 2009)