Tourists prepare to depart from Sanya Phoenix International Airport in Hainan province on Tuesday. Tens of thousands of tourists were stranded in the island province due to Covid-related travel restrictions. Photo: AFP
Tourists prepare to depart from Sanya Phoenix International Airport in Hainan province on Tuesday. Tens of thousands of tourists were stranded in the island province due to Covid-related travel restrictions. Photo: AFP

Covid-19 surge hits China’s top tourist destinations

  • The tropical island province of Hainan reports more than 1,300 infections on Thursday as travellers struggle to return home following flight cancellations
  • City in Tibet extends lockdown as outbreak in the region grows, while Xinjiang reports new cases caused by BA.5.2 Omicron subvariant

Tourists prepare to depart from Sanya Phoenix International Airport in Hainan province on Tuesday. Tens of thousands of tourists were stranded in the island province due to Covid-related travel restrictions. Photo: AFP
Tourists prepare to depart from Sanya Phoenix International Airport in Hainan province on Tuesday. Tens of thousands of tourists were stranded in the island province due to Covid-related travel restrictions. Photo: AFP
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