Potala Palace in Tibet during sunset

Ever been banned from a country? Nope, us neither. But that's all about to change thanks to the Chinese Government's latest decision.

The Tibet Tourism Bureau has announced that Tibet will be closed to all foreign travelers from 18 October through 28 October due to high-level meetings held by the China Communist Government. Any foreign travelers already in Tibet will be forced to leave by 17 October and cannot return until 29 October. 

Tibet is a popular destination among Chinese travelers, but it is not as accessible for foreigners, who need to apply for visitor permits through Chinese travel agencies and are always included in supervised travel groups. To find out more about the ban, check out the Tibetan Government website.