Over 80,000 tourists trapped in ‘Hawaii in China’ after Covid outbreak

Over 80,000 tourists trapped in 'Hawaii in China' after Covid outbreak

The latest Covid outbreak comes during peak tourist season in Sanya. (Case)

Beijing:

More than 80,000 tourists are stranded in a resort popularly known as “Chinese Hawaii” after a Covid outbreak led authorities to impose strict travel restrictions.

Tourist hotspot Sanya is a city of more than one million people on the southern island of Hainan, where 483 Covid cases were reported on Sunday.

All flights from the city were canceled over the weekend as authorities also halted the sale of train tickets.

Tourists who want to leave must test negative in five PCR tests over seven days, health authorities said.

Hotels in the city have been asked to offer guests a 50% discount until travel restrictions are eased, an official said at a press briefing on Saturday.

China is the only major economy still sticking to a zero-Covid strategy with instant shutdowns and long quarantines, hurting local tourism.

The country’s borders have also remained largely closed since early 2020, halting international tourism.

The latest Covid outbreak comes during peak tourist season in Sanya, a popular surf spot.

All entertainment venues, including spas, karaoke bars and pubs, have been closed since last week, but essential services such as supermarkets and pharmacies remain open.

Tourist hotspot Sanya is a city of more than one million people on the southern island of Hainan, where 483 Covid cases were reported on Sunday.

All flights from the city were canceled over the weekend as authorities also halted the sale of train tickets.

Tourists who want to leave must test negative in five PCR tests over seven days, health authorities said.

Hotels in the city have been asked to offer guests a 50% discount until travel restrictions are eased, an official said at a press briefing on Saturday.

China is the only major economy still sticking to a zero-Covid strategy with instant shutdowns and long quarantines, hurting local tourism.

The country’s borders have also remained largely closed since early 2020, halting international tourism.

The latest Covid outbreak comes during peak tourist season in Sanya, a popular surf spot.

All entertainment venues, including spas, karaoke bars and pubs, have been closed since last week, but essential services such as supermarkets and pharmacies remain open.

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