On arrival in China from abroad, foreigners have
to go through the following procedures: Health Check, Frontier Inspection, State
Security, Luggage Check, Customs Declaration.
All the receipts of the valuable
articles (such as jewelry, jade, gold and silver ornaments, handicrafts, artifacts,
paintings and calligraphy) you bought in China should be kept for the exit check.
Antique are not permitted to take out of China unless certificates for export
of cultural relics from the Chinese Authorities are presented to the customs. details...
Insurance In China
you travel outside your home country for business or sightseeing,a travel insurance
policy is a very good idea. It is possibly the best way to protect you against
accidences may occur during your travel period. All european and American travelers
buy travel insurance from their own country. China travel agencies can buy insurance
for their tourists upon request in China. details...
Matter in China
Chinese currency is called Renminbi (people's
money), often abbreviated as RMB. Issued by the People's Bank of China it is the
sole legal tender for both the Chinese nationals and foreign tourists. The unit
of Renminbi is yuan and the smaller, jiao and fen. The conversion among the three
is: 1 yuan = 10 jiao =100 fen. In spoken Chinese, yuan is often called as kuai
and the jiao as mao. details...
Visa and Passport
Chinese government requires that your passport
must be valid for at least six months after the expiry date of your visa. You'll
need at least one-entire blank page in your passport for the visa. Your country's
embassy or consulate can usually add additional pages to your passport if need
season to visit China
China is a vast country with very wide-ranging
climatic conditions, so a decision about when to go should be based on the regions
your trip will cover and what type of weather you enjoy. Normally, the most comfortable
season is early autumn (September to early October). At that time, temperatures
are reasonable (about 50-71.6 F)throughout China. details...
There are two kinds of additional travel fees in China's
airports, domestic and international. When one travels within China, an "airport
construction fee" of 50 RMB (about 6 US$) is levied at all domestic airports.
When catching a departing flight out of China, a departure tax of 90 RMB (about
11 US$) will be charged. details...
In China, the standards of medical care and availability of medicine vary
immensely from region to region.
Major cities like Beijing, Shanghai and Xi'ian
etc. have well equipped medical facilities. Some hospitals have separate divisions
for foreigners. There are Doctors and Nurses who are very well versed in English.
Highly qualified staff assures good medical attention. details...
Although the practice is not officially recognised, tips are now frequently
offered to and accepted by travel guides, tour bus drivers and porters. details...
Bottled mineral water is sold for around 3 RMB, and is widely
available in stores, restaurants and street kiosks. Usually, a bottle or two is
provided free in your room by the hotel. details...
On departure, travelers must fill in Exit Registration Cards and have
their passports and visas checked. All articles you have declared on the Customs
Luggage Declaration Form upon arrival should be brought out of China. If any item
is missing, a certificate by the relevant department is required or else a certain
amount of import duty would be charged on it. All the articles detained by the
customs upon your arrival, except those are already rotted or out of date, could
be gotten back. details...