February 28 (TravelAndy): Tibet will remain closed for foreign tourists till the end of March, CNN said.
The Chinese government announced the closure with effect from February 25.
No travel permit will be issued to international travellers seeking to visit Tibet during this phase.
However, with a huge number of domestic Chinese tourists coming in to see Tibet, business will hardly be affected, feel local travel agents, tour operators and hoteliers.
This ban on foreign tourists is related to the anniversary of the riots that occurred in 2008 in protest against Chinese occupation of Tibet.
Restrictions on the entry of foreigners during this period has been an annual exercise since the riots took place.