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In order to reduce the risk of cross infections in crowded places, notices have been issued at several major scenic spots across China based on the requirements by the government in the prevention and control of the novel coronavirus.
The Palace Museum, Beijing
The Palace Museum has been closed since Jan 25, the first day of Spring Festival. The museum has refunded ticket fees to those who had bought them online. The reopening date has not yet been decided and it will be closed until further notice.
Huangshan Mountain Scenic Area, Anhui province
From April 15, the number of people allowed to enter the scenic area has been reduced to 15,000 per day－30 percent of its maximum capacity. Tourists need to purchase tickets online with their real names, and will need to show the e-tickets upon entry.
Tourists must also apply for health certificates online and scan a QR code for verification before entering the scenic spot. Each tourist group should have no more than 30 people.
Museum of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Qin Shihuang, Xi'an, Shaanxi province
The museum started allowing entry to individual tourists on March 25 and tourist groups are still not allowed. Ticket booths at the museum are closed and only online reservations are accepted.
Visitors can order tickets through its website or at its official WeChat account.
The maximum number of visitors at the museum should not exceed 8,000 daily and temporary closure measures should be enforced when the number of tourists exceeds the limit.
Tourists need to verify their identity and health information by scanning a QR code made by the municipal government and need to have their temperatures taken before entering the museum.
Visitors must keep a distance of more than 1.5 meters from each other. Tour guide services are suspended, but a self-service guide on its WeChat account is available.
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The Great Wall at Badaling, Beijing
Starting from March 23, the Badaling Great Wall is partially open with areas such as the Great Wall at Shuiguan, Ancient Great Wall and the Great Wall of China Museum temporarily closed.
Visitors can reserve tickets on its official WeChat account or on its website. The scenic spot will only allow visitors in at 30 percent of its full capacity to ensure the health and safety of tourists.
ID cards and health certifications will be verified at the entrance. Visitors are strictly forbidden to gather together and must keep more than 1 meter apart from one another at all times.
Jiuzhaigou National Park, Sichuan province
The national park reopened on March 31 and allows entry to both individual tourists and tour groups. Tourists who have recent travel history outside of China are not allowed to enter the site.
Only Shuzheng valley, Rize valley and Zechawa valley are open, with a daily visitor limit of 10,000. Visitors are also divided into smaller groups to enter the scenic area at different times.
Online reservations and ID cards are required for entry into the park. Medical workers and one of their family members can get free tickets at any time during the next 12 months from March 31, excluding Labor Day and National Day holidays.