Scenic areas back business, but with added safety precautions

14 March, 2020
With the coronavirus epidemic gradually being curbed in China, many places of interest have recently reopened and introduced various measures to make sure visitors stay safe amid the outbreak.

Yungang Grottoes, located near to the city of Datong, Shanxi province, reopened on March 1, obtaining a total of 130 tourists that day.

Tourists visiting the scenic spot can purchase tickets by scanning a QR code and never have to make contact with workers, according to He Jianguo, deputy director of the managing committee of the Yungang Grottoes.

Meanwhile, tourists’ temperatures will be studied before they enter the scenic area, and only people that have normal temperatures and medical masks will be allowed in.

And also opening for the general public, various tourist destinations have also explored online channels to improve money. Tianzhu Mountain in east China’s Anhui province held a charity sale of tickets online in February, selling 520,000 tickets in 10 days and raising 5.3 million yuan, which was donated to medical personnel fighting against the epidemic.

The Chinese government in addition has made efforts to help scenic spots offset the impact brought by the epidemic. Shanxi province has reduced charges for electricity, water and other utilities for holiday destinations, helped promote attractions, and supported them in developing health- and recreation-oriented routes for tourists.