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14 Jan 2019 | 09:46 AM UTC

China: Authorities warn against improper behavior ahead of Lunar New Year

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Authorities warn against bad behavior on modes of transportation ahead of Lunar New Year on February 5; crowded conditions at airports, roads, and railway stations expected over the coming weeks

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/8/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/19/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Shanghai). COUNTRY/REGION China

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Nine government agencies warned against bad behavior during the upcoming festivities surrounding the Lunar New Year on Tuesday, February 5. People caught misbehaving on roads and public transportation will be banned from rail or air travel, according to the announcement. Such offenses include smoking, traveling without tickets, using false identification, or reselling tickets.

Lunar New Year festivities begin on Monday, January 28, and continue through the official new year date of February 5 until the Lantern Festival on Tuesday, February 19, with main events from Monday, February 4, to Sunday, February 10. Nearly 3 billion trips are expected to be taken during this period. Crowded conditions are expected at airports, rail stations, and roads, as well as hotels.


Individuals in or traveling to China are advised to adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, as well as local customs and laws. Anticipate crowded travel conditions, including at airports, rail stations, roads, and hotels.


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