Beijing has reopened 30 percent of its major tourist sites as the novel coronavirus epidemic wanes.
All 73 sites that can now be accessed by the public are outdoor landscape resorts as required by the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism. The reopening date for indoor sites is yet to be announced.
The Great Wall sites of Mutianyu, Simatai and Badaling were among those that have reopened to visitors, the bureau said Sunday.
Gubei Water Town, leaning against the Simatai Great Wall in Miyun District, is expected to reopen on April 23.
Jin Linsheng, vice president of the water town tourism company, said the resort will promote contactless services such as mobile payment, e-tickets and guide machines to prevent cross-infections.
According to an official with the bureau, the tourist sites that resume operation are required to receive no more than 30 percent of the maximum real-time number of visitors, and no more than 30 percent of the daily visitor capacity.