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Some tourist attractions and a third of Shanghai parks are open

Expect more intercity trains and an extended presale period too

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Wednesday 1 June marks the beginning of a new normal. Over 22 million Shanghai residents living in low-risk areas are allowed to walk out of their compounds while many tourist attractions and parks are slowly reopening.

Tourist attractions

Some tourist attractions, such as Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower, are open as of today. Venues are currently operating at 50 per cent of their average daily capacity; therefore, reservation to these attractions is a must. Also, you need a negative PCR test result, taken within the past 72 hours, to enter these places.
For those who want to be close to ocean creatures, Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park will be open from Friday 3 June, allowing a maximum of 5,000 visitors per day. Pre-registration is required, with booking systems open from Thursday 2 (click here).


Craving some greenery? According to Shanghai Observer, a third of Shanghai parks are open today, including Hengshan Park and Guangqi Park in Xuhui, Century Park and Binjiang Forest Park in Pudong, Chenshan Botanical Garden in Songjiang and Jinshan City Beach in Jinshan. Same as tourist attractions, a 72-hour negative PCR test result and pre-registration are compulsory.
The Shanghai Zoo will reopen on Thursday 2 June from midday, and so does Shanghai Botanical Garden.


All Shanghai subway lines have resumed regular operation as of today, though a slightly longer waiting time (between five and ten minutes) is to be expected between services. To take public transport, one needs to show a negative PCR test result within 72 hours and scan the Venue Code, or Changsuoma (场所码), which can be found inside each subway station.
More intercity high-speed trains resume operation from Shanghai South Railway Station and Hongqiao Railway Station today, with more trains from 10 June. Again, you will need a 48-hour negative PCR test result, along with a 24-hour antigen self-test result and a green health code to enter the station. You’ll be exempt from the antigen test if you have a 24-hour negative PCR result. What’s more, you can now book your train tickets 15 days ahead, starting Wednesday.

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