As of June 22, a total of 10,064 A-level national tourist sites across China have reopened to the public, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism said at a press conference of the Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism on Wednesday. of the Council of State Affairs.
At the upcoming dragon boat festival, which runs June 25-27, standardized epidemic prevention and control measures will still be in place nationwide to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, the reporters Liu Kezhi, director of the ministry’s procurement management department.
These reopened tourist attractions will not receive more than 30% of the maximum capacity of tourists during the holidays, Liu said, while some of the indoor attractions may open under the direction of local authorities.
In addition, making reservations before traveling is recommended by the ministry. Tourist sites should improve their ticket reservation systems and help make online reservations a regular practice, Liu added.
For areas prone to tourist congestion, including entrances, health and safety checkpoints, major tourist spots and restaurants, measures should be taken to avoid massive public gatherings, Liu said.
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“A-level” refers to the rating categories used by Chinese authorities to determine the quality and service of a tourist attraction. There are a total of five categories from A to 5A, 5A being the highest level which refers to the most important and best maintained tourist spots in the country.
(Cover: Qianmen Street in Beijing, June 23, 2020. / VCG)