Beijing to resume group tours but not to flood-hit areas or overseas

Travel agencies in Beijing can now resume their inter-provincial group tours, and process domestic flight bookings and accommodation reservations, local authorities announced on Monday.

Group tours to medium- and high-risk areas are not allowed yet, and the same goes for trips to flood-hit areas, according to the notice by the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism. Overseas travel has yet to get the go-ahead.

Tourist attractions in the city should continue to follow epidemic prevention measures such as entry by appointment only and limits on numbers of visitors. The number of tourists at scenic spots has been adjusted from 30 percent of their maximum capacity to 50 percent. Indoor attractions will reopen gradually.

Tourist sites should strengthen cleaning and disinfection procedures, including garbage classification, and avoid crowd congestion.