- China’s Labor Day begins on May 1
- Tourist sites ordered to limit the number of visitors to key areas
- Tour routes should be optimized to avoid overcrowding in popular places
Chinese government officials today announced the strict implementation of epidemic control measures at tourist sites across the country ahead of Labor Day, which begins on May 1.
The Chinese Ministry of Culture and Tourism has called on tourist sites to limit the number of visitors to key areas such as ticket offices, entrances, main attractions and dining areas.
Tour routes should be optimized to avoid overcrowding in popular places, the ministry said.
Supervision has been “advised” to ensure tourists’ compliance with COVID-19 containment measures covering transport, accommodation, catering, shopping and other sectors.
Also today, China’s Ministry of Education issued a notice requiring schools to keep anti-epidemic measures in place during the holidays, strengthen health advice for outgoing students and staff, and monitor their health. .
China expects to see around 250 million domestic travelers over the next vacation, the majority of whom are tourists.