Several attractions are reopening in the Hubei Province in China as the coronavirus pandemic wanes in the area.
Xinhuanet reports that 266 major Class-A tourist attractions in the province had reopened. This province was hit hard by the coronavirus, but attractions have gradually been allowed to reopen.
63.2% of the province’s Class-A tourist attractions have now reopened. The Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism has said that 12 of these are top-rated Class-5A attractions.
Advance tickets necessary
Guidelines state that these attractions limit visitor numbers to 30% of the daily capacity. Only outdoor areas are allowed to open.
Furthermore, tickets must be booked in advance and a time slot reserved before you arrive. Visitors are able to book online or by phone.
The attractions will also have more staff on duty to patrol the entrance, main routes and dining areas.
Temperature checks in place
And now the Yellow Crane Tower in Wuhan will reopen this week, according to Shine. The landmark attraction will have a daily visitor limit of 5,400 people.
Tickets need to be booked in advance. Temperature checks will take place at the entrance, and visitors must scan their green QR health code.
Theme parks also reopening
Several theme parks in China have also begun to reopen. Many Fantawild Holdings theme parks have now reopened with heightened safety measures in place. Fantawild Oriental Heritage in Jingzhou and Xiamen and Silk Road Dreamland in Jiayuguan are some of the parks that have reopened.
Temperature checks are in place at all entrances, and the visitor numbers will also be capped at 30%. All cleaning procedures have increased, and restaurants are providing single-use plastic cutlery in the restaurants.
Social distancing will be encouraged throughout the parks, with signs reminding guests to stay apart. Visitors will be seated in every other row on rides.
As theme parks around the world remain closed, many are likely to look at China’s reopening strategy to assess their successes when reopening themselves. With reductions in visitor numbers and social distancing measures in place, theme parks will look different when they reopen.