According to the Yunnan Transportation Department, it is necessary for passangers traveling overland by bus to personalize the tickets. This regulation shall be valid from 1. March 2017 and means that - as for train ticket bookings - also for purchasing bus tickets, a valid ID card or passport is necessary. More precisely, full name and passport / ID card number need to be mentioned.
For us as a local tour operator, this means that we for bus ticket bookings in Yunnan from March onwards would also need to ask our customers for either copies of their valid passorts or directly the full name and passport number. People buying overland bus tickets at the counter in Yunnan or online also need to mention their details accordingly. These will be checked before bording the bus.
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