China STVs exempt from ban
China STVs exempt from ban

The Chinese government’s ban on outbound tour groups will not affect those who apply for a special tourism visa (STV), says a key official.China decided to prolong the suspension of outbound and inbound tours this winter to prevent the spread of Covid-19 after authorities imposed travel restrictions since January.“Tourists who apply for STVs can continue their journeys despite those bans, as the order is restricted to tour groups only,” said Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, the tourism and sports minister.But the ministry will send a convincing message to Chinese officials once again about stringent …

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