arrival in China from abroad, foreigners have to go through the following procedures,
just as in other countries.
arrival, the first check you have to pass is the Quarantine Check. At the checkpoint,
you will be required to show your visa and passport and fill in a Health Declaration
Form. Anyone with listed diseases such as yellow fever, cholera, VD, leprosy,
infectious pulmonary tuberculosis or AIDS will be prohibited. Those coming from
areas with epidemics yellow fever must show their valid certificates of inoculation
against this disease. Those with symptoms of fever, diarrhea, vomiting or rashes
must declare this information accurately.
this procedure, you are required to fill in Entry Registration Cards, and present
your passport, visa and quarantine certificates for inspection.
frontier inspection station has the right to forbid the personnel with any of
the following circumstances to enter China:
Those who hold no exit-entry certificates
Holders of invalid, false, altered exit-entry certificates
Holders of other
Those who refuse to receive the health check and the
Those who fail to pass through the port specified
who are forbidden to enter by the Ministry of Public Security of the State Council
and the Ministry of
who are not permitted according to the Chinese laws and administrative regulations
the sake of maintaining social safety, the frontier inspection station has the
right to check all the luggage brought into China.
and waste materials, food, micro-organisms, biological products, portions of human
body, blood or its products, or animals that may spread infectious diseases among
humans are forbidden to enter. Any printed material, film, tapes that are 'detrimental
to China's politics, economy, culture and ethics' are also forbidden to bring
Each travel is recommended to take no more than one Bible into China.
during this process, customs declaration will be made. And only when you pass
all the procedures that you really and legally enter China.
There are two channels, red and green, in China customs.
Take the red one if you have something to declare, otherwise the green one. If
you are uncertain which channel you should take, then take the red one.
you take the red channel, the customs officer will check it to see whether you
have to pay duty or you have to deposit the things at the Customs, or whether
you can take them into China but have to take them out on your departure. If you
take things such as computers, cameras, video cameras, gold and silver, printed
or recorded materials, or anything more than you need during your travel in China,
or something that you will not take out of China when you leave, you have to fill
in the Customs Luggage Declaration Form to declare.
copy of the form must be retained by the traveler and submitted to the customs
when leaving the country. All the items declared on the form must be brought out
of China or else import duty will be charged on them.
are allowed to carry into China a limited quantity of duty-free goods including:
liters of alcoholic beverages
(2 ounces) of gold or silver
less than 5,000
RMB with a total value less than 6000 yuan
amount of perfume
still camera and reasonable amount of film
Prohibited imports include: fresh
fruit, arms, ammunition and explosives, printed matter, films or tapes "detrimental
to China", narcotic drugs, animals and plants.
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.
may not be taken to China in detail?
Arms, imitation arms, ammunition and explosives of all kinds
Counterfeit currency and securities
Printed matter, films, photos, gramophone records, cinematographic films, loaded
recording tapes and video-tapes, compact discs (video & audio), storage media
for computers and other articles which are detrimental to the political, economic,
cultural and ethic of China
Deadly poisons of all kinds
Opium, heroin, morphine, marihuana and other narcotic drugs or hallucinatory drugs
Infected animals, plants and products; injurious insects and other harmful organisms
Foodstuffs, medicines and other articles coming from epidemic-stricken areas or
those easy to spread diseases