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Henan has Suspended Cross-province Group Travel and “Air Ticket + Hotel” Service

Henan Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism has recently issued the Notice on Active Response to COVID-19 to Further Strengthen the Management of Cross-province Travel.

The Notice requires that travel agencies and online travel companies in the province shall suspend on the provision of cross-province group travel and "air ticket + hotel" services, and can not receive tourists from medium- or high-risk regions to Henan. Cross-province group travel and "air ticket + hotel" services can be resumed when there is no medium- and high-risk regions in the province.

After the resumption of cross-province tourism, travel agencies and online travel companies cannot organize tourists to or provide "air ticket + hotel" services to medium- or high-risk regions outside the province. Tour guides who have been to medium- or high-risk regions since July 10 should stop all tour activities, report the situation to relevant departments, and be cooperative in quarantine and inspection. Tour groups already in medium- or high-risk regions should suspend their local tour activities and be cooperative in relevant epidemic investigation work.

Notice on Active Response to COVID-19 to Further Strengthen the Management of Cross-province Travel issued by Henan Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism

Bureaus of Culture, Radio, Television & Tourism of provincial cities, Jiyuan Demonstration Area and county- and city-level administrative units directly managed by Henan province:

Local clusters of cases triggered by imported cases have been reported recently, which makes the landscape of China's epidemic prevention and control even more severe and complicated. To further regulate cultural and tourist sectors so as to prevent the spread of the epidemic, pursuant to the requirements of Notice on Active Response to COVID-19 to Further Strengthen the Management of Cross-province Travel Issued by the General Office of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People's Republic of China (Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People's Republic of China [2021] No. 214) and the unified arrangements for the prevention and control of the epidemic by Henan Provincial Party Committee and Hunan Government, relevant matters on strengthening cross-province travel management are hereby notified as follows:

I. With immediate effect, travel agencies and online travel companies in the province shall suspend on the provision of cross-province group travel and "air ticket + hotel" services, and cannot receive tourists from medium- or high-risk regions to Henan.

II. Cross-province group travel and "air ticket + hotel" services can be resumed when there is no medium- and high-risk regions in the province.

III. After the resumption of cross-province tourism, travel agencies and online travel companies cannot organize tourists to or provide "air ticket + hotel" services to medium- or high-risk regions outside the province.

IV. Tour guides who have been to medium- or high-risk regions since July 10 should stop all tour activities, report the situation to relevant departments, and be cooperative in quarantine and inspection.

V. Tour groups already in medium- or high-risk regions should suspend their local tour activities and be cooperative in relevant epidemic investigation work.

All Bureaus of Culture, Radio, Television & Tourism of Henan Province shall have deep understanding of the importance of this work, adhere to the principle of “people first and life first”, and guide travel agencies and online travel companies to serve the interests of the whole. A good work in epidemic prevention and control shall be done in the one hand by strictly following the requirements of party committees and governments at corresponding levels, and the legitimate rights and interests of tourists and tourism companies shall be protected on the other hand by properly handling the adjustment of tourists' schedules, tour cancellations and refunds in accordance with the law.

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