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Tibet Reopened to Foreign Tourists on June 25

updated: 2008-07-01

Tibet will re-open to visits by foreign tourists on Wednesday, the local authority said Tuesday.

An official named Tanor, the Tibet regional tourism administration deputy director, said two Swedish tourists would arrive in Lhasa on Wednesday. Four others from Singapore would come Sunday.

The success of the recent torch relay proved Tibet to be more stabilized and the time was right to reopen, he said. "Tibet is safe. We welcome the domestic and foreign tourists."

(Source: China Tibet Information Center)