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China Travel Tips

Entry Regulation
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...


Travel Insurance In China
If 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...


Money 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...


China Travel 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 be. details...


Best 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...


Airport Fees
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...


Medical Service
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...


Tipping
Although the practice is not officially recognised, tips are now frequently offered to and accepted by travel guides, tour bus drivers and porters. details...


Drink Water

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...


Exit Regulations
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...

 
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