China has reopened Tibet to foreign tourists, but with restrictions on some nationalities and maintaining the recently implemented minimum group size requirement. The nationalities that are still not allowed to enter Tibet include the United Kingdom, Norway, Austria, and South Korea. Here’s a link to more info on the Tibetan Review web site.
These policies show that China continues to use Tibet as a political football to the detriment of native Tibetans. It’s a callous approach to issues that could easily be resolved by showing a bit of compassion and respect for the needs of local Tibets that the Chineses insist on ruling. China has shown itself to be an inconsistant and unreliable tourism destination through their policies, which has caused me to quit promoting China as a destination, although Red Lantern Journeys will continue work with clients planning trips there.