South China's Hainan Province announced it will resume cross-provincial group tours organized by travel agencies as well as other entertainment activities across the province from Thursday after the entire province's risk level for COVID-19 was lowered to low-risk on Thursday morning.
According to Hainan Fabu, the local government's official Weibo account, the entire province became a low-risk area from 10 am on Thursday.
The Hainan Provincial Department of Culture, Radio, Film, Television, Publication and Sports, issued the latest notice which says that travel agencies and online travel companies can resume their business of interprovincial group tours and booking services of flight tickets and hotels.
However, these agencies and companies cannot organize tour groups heading for medium- or high-risk areas, nor can they accept tour groups coming from medium- or high-risk areas.
According to an employee surnamed Huang from the Sanya branch of Hainan China Travel Service Co, the company received the notice saying that operations will restart and the business will gradually resume next week.
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