Travel Information

There requires a special permit for anyone travelling in Tibet. The permits yet time is not granted either, because the Chinese government bars tourists entering into Tibet and certain states in China, therefore, you have be aware of about the rule and regulation of China, otherwise, you are fined either. therefore, be wise enough while choosing your travel agents and processing of travel permit in to Tibet. Bear in mind that in order to enter China, you need a visa as well as at least six-month validity remaining on your passport. If you do not have a valid passport and the appropriate Chinese visa, you will not be allowed to enter China and will be fined and subject to immediate deportation.

Tibet Travel Permits

Mainly two kinds of permits are issued for traveling in Tibet—the entry permit also called TTB permit and the Alien travel permit known as PSB permit.

TTB permit: Tibet Entry Permit

Tibet Tour Permit is issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB), therefore, this sort of permission is also called TTB permit. You need to show this sort of permit when checking in at the airport or prior to buy a flight to Lhasa. This permit is required for group traveling by vehicles.

PSB permit—Alien Travel Permit

The alien travel permit is also called PSB permit. This sort of permission is issued by the Public Security Bureau (PSB) of Tibet. This permit is required in order to travel in the restricted areas in Tibet.

How to get the travel permits?

We do have local agents in Tibet. Therefore, we request to provide us the information given in the following prior to your visit:

  • Your full name
  • Your gender
  • Your date of birth
  • Your passport number
  • Your nationality

All information must be exactly the same as in your passport. Keep in your mind that you need to apply for the travel permit at least 10 days prior to your entry date in Tibet. The PSB permit is not issued to individual. Therefore, you need to go through the travel agency.