According to The Guardian, China recently eased travel restrictions due to the impact of Covid-19 on foreign visitors to Tibet in an effort to boost tourism development. Beijing is aiming to reach 61 million visitors a year by 2025, more than 15 times the number of residents of Tibet.
With an average altitude of 4,900 m, Tibet is the highest land on Earth, surrounded by the Himalayas, Karakoram, Kunlun and Hengduan mountains. This area is also famous for the highest mountain in the world Everest – the border between Nepal and Tibet. Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, China has issued a ban on foreign explorers climbing Everest from the Tibetan side to prevent the risk of spreading the epidemic from neighboring Nepal.
Here are some pictures taken after the travel restrictions were eased: