Beijing, Sep 22: On the eve of 60 years of Communist rule,China banned foreign tourists from travelling to Tibet said an official.
Tan Lin, an official with the business administration office at the Tourism Bureau of Tibet, said foreign tourists from Tuesday, Sep 22 would not be allowed but those present would be allowed to stay.
China will celebrate Thursday, Oct 1, with parade through the heart of Beijing, a speech by President Hu Jintao and a huge fireworks display.
Meanwhile, following two knive attacks near Tiananmen Square last week, knives sale is banned till Thursday, Oct 8.
During sensitive periods, foreigners need special permission to visit Tibet.