We just got the latest news on Tibet permits in June 2012 that the Tibet permit policy is changed again in Jun of 2012. A harsher policy was issued by the government. It was said that non-Chinese foreign tourists are allowed to visit the Tibet from this week, but under tight new restrictions and with new, unexplained stipulations. Following a meeting on Jun 18, the Tibet Tourism Bureau was reported to have decided that permits for foreigners would again begin to be processed from Jun 20.
However, only groups of five people from the same country will have their permits processed. Thus, a group made up of people from different countries will not be granted a travel permit.
Also, people from Norway, the UK, Austria and Korea will not be able to apply for permits to travel to Tibet. No reason was given for the decision.
And while Tibet reopens on Jun 20, the Everest Base Camp will continue to remain closed. Again there was no reason for the decision.
Finally, the Tibet Tourism Bureau has told travel agencies that in order to process permits for the required groups of five, travel agencies will need to submit proof that the applicant tourists had paid in advance 50% to 100% of their tour costs.
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