Latest Updates on Students & Teachers May Holiday Travel Ban

Source: OT-Team (AFJ)

As of April 27, 2020, the local educational departments of Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Heilongjiang, Henan, Anhui, Hunan and Hubei have announced a ban on teachers and students for traveling during upcoming May Day holidays so as to curb the outbreak of the COVID-19 and ensure campus safety. 

Cities & Bans

Although the bans vary from place to place, it comes to a consensus that in general students and teachers are not encouraged to travel during the holidays. Below is a list of the cities that have issued bans:

Travel Tips

On April 24, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism also posted an announcement to remind people of the travel safety during the holidays, and suggest a certain group of people not go traveling considering the epidemic situation.

  • Tourists should check in advance about their destinations in terms of safety. If it turns to be a medium-or-high-risk area, then it would not be allowed to go.

  • People shall pick outdoor tourist attractions as much as possible, and avoid the crowded places or visiting at the peak hours. More importantly, do not go to the crowded indoor places.

  • Tourists should pick hotels and restaurants with good hygiene and ventilation conditions, and keep windows open for ventilation after check-in or before dining.  Always maintain an over-one-meter social distance from others.

  • Before setting off, make sure to take a sufficient number of masks, disinfectants and other protective supplies. Do not take the mask off during the journey, and remember to wash hands frequently.

  • Do a good job at self-health monitoring. When feeling physical discomfort, especially fever, cough or any other respiratory symptoms, people should go to the nearest hospital ASAP.

  • The elderly, chronic disease patients, the mothers-to-be and other groups of people who are relatively vulnerable to the COVID-19 are not recommended to travel, especially for a long-distance one.