China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism on Wednesday issued strict epidemic prevention measures at tourist attractions across the country during the upcoming May Day holiday, which is said to be the hottest holiday since the COVID-19 pandemic with over 200 million Chinese expected to travel.
Under the new rules, Chinese holiday-goers are required to make appointments before visiting tourist attractions during the five-day holiday that begins on May 1. Scenic spots are also required to strictly follow restrictions on crowd size as determined in local COVID-19 prevention measures.
Apart from booking tickets in advance, all tourist attractions will require visitors to register by scanning health code before entry, and have their temperature taken, according to the ministry.
All visitors are required to maintain social distancing and avoid crowding at peak time. Thorough disinfections are also required for all vehicles, hotels and restaurants, the ministry said in a notice.
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