Challenging Tibet visa process lifted

Monday, 14 January 2013 10:10 AM

It was previously difficult to secure visas for Tibet

It was previously difficult to secure visas for Tibet

The challenging visa process travellers were faced with when travelling to Tibet in 2012 has been overturned, World Expeditions has announced.

A new ‘5 Nationality rule’ introduced last year meant that permits would only be issued when a minimum of five travellers of the same nationality applied together.

The new arrangement now allows permits to be issued when there is a minimum of two trekkers, making it much easier to secure permits.

Gordon Steer, UK Manager for World Expeditions, said the new ruling is great news for British travellers looking to travel to Tibet in 2013.

“This is a significant development for anyone wishing to travel to Tibet. Visa rules were changed last year, making it very difficult to confirm travellers when less than five participants of the same nationality had booked on the same departure,” he said.

“World Expeditions is very pleased that these restrictions have been lifted and we look forward to continuing to support the people of Tibet by operating our trips and using Tibetan local partners whenever we can,” he added.

World Expeditions operates a number of trips to Tibet including the ancient capital of Lhasa, the mythical Mount Kailas and the vast Tibetan plateau.

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