The new reservation system for the China Pavilion worked well on its first day of operation, with ticket holders passing through the gate with newly installed scanning machines without any problems.
A volunteer surnamed Huang said the new tickets and machines had no impact on the speed of people entering the pavilion. The plastic reservation ticket is now embedded with anti-counterfeiting chips.
The new ticket is a thin plastic card. It gives a one-hour window for visitors to enter.
The tickets have different colors for morning, afternoon and night to make it more difficult to counterfeit. The colors are changed each day.
Staff workers stand beside each ticket machine, similar to those on city buses, to help visitors use the tickets and recycle them.
The tickets will be disinfected once each week.
The tickets are only valid on the day they are issued.