Tibet tourist ban lifted

China has reopened Tibet to foreign tourists, state media said, almost two months after imposing a ban before politically sensitive anniversaries.

A group of 11 German travellers had arrived in the regional capital of Lhasa, Xinhua News Agency said, on a six-day tour, which would take them to a number of “key scenic spots” before leaving for Nepal.

China requires foreigners to obtain special permission to visit Tibet and routinely bars them from all Tibetan areas of the country during sensitive periods to keep news of unrest from leaking out.

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