Ocean park

Ocean Park reopens with prevention measures in place

Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

A fantastic underwater world.

Ocean Park reopens with prevention measures in place

Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

On Sunday, a visitor has her reservation and health information checked to enter the Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park.

Ocean Park reopens with prevention measures in place

Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

Visitors visit the park’s jellyfish pavilion.

Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park in the Pudong New Area resumed normal operations from Sunday, with visitor numbers kept at 75 percent of its daily maximum capacity.

The rain failed to dampen the residents’ enthusiasm for the park, with the joyous atmosphere of days gone by.

The park has reopened six popular pavilions including a pavilion with penguins. Visitors lined up before 9am, the park’s opening time, in good order.

“I haven’t been on an inter-district trip for more than two months, and it’s really soothing when I see these polar bears and beluga whales,” said visitor Li Yi, with her son, who traveled to the park from Hongkou District. .

Strict pandemic prevention and control measures are in place and visitors must have a negative nucleic acid test result within the previous 72 hours to enter.

A mandatory reservation is also required.

They must also have their temperature and health checked through a device called a “digital sentry”.

They are reminded to wear masks during visits.

Ocean Park reopens with prevention measures in place

Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

Children with mascots at the park on Sundays.

Ocean Park reopens with prevention measures in place

Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

A child approaches an orca.

Ocean Park reopens with prevention measures in place

Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

A mysterious and fantastic underwater world.

All restaurants inside the park remain closed.

The park conducts real-time monitoring of visitor flow, with an alarm mechanism in place when visitor numbers approach maximum capacity.

The ocean park announced that it was open to medical workers across the country free of charge until the end of this year in appreciation for their dedication in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

It began its trial re-operation between June 4 and June 11 with free entry offered to 5,000 visitors per day. The majority of visitors were families.

More A-level outdoor tourist attractions in Shanghai have now returned to normal.

The Playa Maya water park in the Songjiang district announced its reopening on June 18.

More than 40 tourist attractions in Shanghai such as Century Park, Chenshan Botanical Garden, Fengjing Ancient Town, Sheshan National Forest Park, Yuehu Sculpture Park, Jinshanzui Fishing Village, Jinshan City, Guangfulin Relics Park, Luxun Park and Shanghai Daguanyuan (Grandview Garden) have reopened.