China has recently restored outbound travel. Domestic tourists may apply for a visa to go abroad, while disease control measures for inbound tourists, including nucleic acid test and centralized quarantine, are lifted. Inbound tourists with normal health declaration who pass routine quarantine at custom port will be released into public areas in China.
The data show that, within one hour after the release of the policy, international flights research volume at online platforms witnessed an eight-fold increase, indicating surging outbound tourism. Based on the search volume for international flights, Hangzhou is one of the top 10 domestic departures.
Singapore, Japan, Korea, Thailand and other Asian countries are the most popular destinations. In some Asian regions, ticket fares for flights and rates of luxury hotels are 20-30% lower than those before the COVID-19 outbreak.
Favorable outbound policies and lower prices make these regions the first choice for Chinese tourists.