Why need the Tibet Travel Permit?
Tibet, part of China, owns special and precious ethnic traditions, cultural and historic relics, ecological environment and etc. which need extraordinary protections. Therefore, China National Tourism Administration regulates that all non-Chinese passport holders, including foreign tourists, Taiwanese tourists and overseas Chinese, who wish to travel to Tibet must obtain the ratification of foreigners' travel to Tibet. The Tibet Travel Permit is always needed no matter foreign tourists visit Tibet from Nepal or other cities in China. Nepal Tibet tourists are also required to obtain a Tibet Travel Permit apart from Tibet Group Visa.
Note: National Bureau states that foreign journalists, diplomatists and government officials and other related foreigners are not allowed to enter and visit Tibet as tourists.
What is the Tibet Travel Permit?
Tibet Travel Permit is the official document which permits a foreign traveler to enter and travel in Tibet. It is a mandatory regional travel voucher issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau in Tibet, so most people usually call it Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit, TTB Permit, or Tibet Visa for short.
As a foremost and compulsory certification, tourists should apply for and get it ahead, otherwise, you are unable to get aboard a train or flight to Tibet. No matter where you choose to enter Tibet from, other Chinese cities or Nepal in south Asia, Tibet Travel Permit always comes first. Once visitors get and hold the Tibet Travel Permit, you can visit Lhasa, Shigatse, Namtso Lake, Everest, Mt. Kailash and many well-known destinations in Tibet.
How to obtain the Tibet Travel Permit?
Any independent foreign travel in Tibet is prohibited. Because all non-Chinese passport holders are required to visit Tibet with organized tour service from Tibet travel agency, prearrange a tour schedule, tour guide, private driver and vehicle and lodgings. To plan a Tibet tour, the priority tourists should do is to contact our travel consultant to work out a Tibet itinerary. We will handle the Tibet Travel Permit and below mentioned travel documents once you confirm all the services, and get them ready before you start your Tibet journey.
Tourists simply need to send us your scan copy of your valid passport, and we will submit the Tibet Travel Permit application and deliver it to your pointed address when necessary. During your whole Tibet tour, you tour guide will take it for you and present it at check points. Read more about Tibet Travel Permit >>
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