China keeps outbound tour ban
The Chinese mainland is maintaining the suspension of outbound group tours and inbound tourism due to the high risk of a resurgence of coronavirus infections this winter.
A notice issued by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism on Wednesday said operators of travel agencies must normalize control and prevention measures, and cannot offer services to nonresident foreigners. Outbound group tours are also forbidden.
The ministry suspended domestic and overseas group tours by travel agencies on Jan 24 due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Inter-provincial group tours have resumed since July, as the epidemic is well under control within the country.