China reopens group tours to Vietnam from March 15 hinh anh 1Chinese tourists arrive in Khanh Hoa province. Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)

Beijing (VNA) – The Chinese government has announced a list of pilot countries, including Vietnam, to which China's group tours can be conducted starting from March 15.

This is the second phase of China’s pilot programme on resuming outbound group tours.

The Beijing Youth Daily said on March that in order to continue following the policies of the Communist Party of China's Central Committee and the State Council, from March 15, the Chinese Ministry of Culture and Tourism will allow Chinese tour operators to resume group tours for Chinese citizens to visit the following countries, namely Vietnam, Nepal, Brunei, Mongolia, Iran, Jordan, Tanzania, Namibia, Mauritius, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Zambia, Senegal, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Serbia, Croatia, France, Greece, Spain, Iceland, Albania, Italy, Denmark, Portugal, Slovenia, Vanuatu, Tonga, Samoa, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Panama, Dominica, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, and the Bahamas.

Earlier on February 16, China announced the first batch of 20 countries where Chinese tour operators were allowed to pilot the resumption of group tours for Chinese citizens.

With these two phases combined, China has permitted pilot group tours to 60 countries for Chinese citizens./.