What is the latest Tibet travel permits information update so far in April 2017? Well, the answer to this question is that: all Tibet permits application process is faster than usual. Nowadays we have obtained many permits for entry date by end of May and permits for June 2017 are also applicable now. However the overland trip from Chengdu to Lhasa is not workable and no agency can apply permits for Sichuan-Tibet overland tour so far.
Moreover, from later last year, the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal has announced a new restriction for the Tibet Group Visa for 26 different nationalities as listed here:1. Pakistan, 2. Bangladesh, 3. Sri Lanka, 4. Afghanistan, 5. Azerbaijan, 6.Lebanon, 7. Syria, 8. Iraq, 9. Iran, 10. Kazakhstan, 11. Kyrgyzstan, 12. Tajikistan, 13. Turkey, 14. Uzbekistan, 15. Albania, 16.Democratic Republic of Congo, 17. Ghana, 18. Cameroon, 19. Kenya, 20. Libya, 21. Mali, 22. South Sudan, 23. Nigeria, 24. Somalia, 25. Tunisia, 26. Chad. So, all these 26 nationalities travelers should obtain the Chinese visa from the Chinese Embassy in their home country.