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Tibet to evict foreign visitors for 10 days next month

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Tibet to evict foreign visitors for 10 days next month

/ 08:44 PM September 21, 2017

Jokhang temple in Lhasa, Tibet. Image: Hailin Chen via AFP Relaxnews

Travel to Tibet will be closed for 10 days in October for foreign travelers.

Between Oct. 18 and 28, foreign travelers will be barred from entering the country.

Though the Tibet Tourism Bureau has not released an official announcement, several local travel agencies report receiving the notice earlier this month.

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The reason for the closure is due to the meeting of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, in Beijing next month.

During the sensitive, high-level talks, Tibet will close its borders to foreigners, while visitors traveling the country during that period will likewise be required to leave by Oct. 17.

Alternate arrangements should be made with local agencies. JB

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