A section of China’s Great Wall has been reopened to visitors, in a sign that the country’s tourism industry is cautiously recovering from the Covid-19 epidemic. While the reopening has many obstacles, the measures could be adopted by other national landmarks in a post-virus world.
As of the 24th of March the Badaling section of the Great Wall, which is under 50km north-east of Beijing’s city limits, said it would be open to visitors from 9am to 4pm daily.
Even before the coronavirus outbreak officials had taken the precaution to cap visitors at just 65,000 a day. The 70 km stretch was in danger of being overrun and damaged tourist numbers.
Now, tourist numbers will be restricted further to protect them from themselves.
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