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Entry China Regulation

On arrival in China from abroad, foreigners have to go through the following procedures, just as in other countries.

Health Check
On 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.

Frontier Inspection
During this procedure, you are required to fill in Entry Registration Cards, and present your passport, visa and quarantine certificates for inspection.

The 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 persons' certificates
Those who refuse to receive the health check and the frontier inspection
Those who fail to pass through the port specified
Those who are forbidden to enter by the Ministry of Public Security of the State Council and the Ministry of

State Security
Those who are not permitted according to the Chinese laws and administrative regulations

Luggage Check
For the sake of maintaining social safety, the frontier inspection station has the right to check all the luggage brought into China.
Old 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 into China.
Note: Each travel is recommended to take no more than one Bible into China.

Also during this process, customs declaration will be made. And only when you pass all the procedures that you really and legally enter China.

Customs Declaration
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.

If 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.
The 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.

Visitors are allowed to carry into China a limited quantity of duty-free goods including:
2 liters of alcoholic beverages
400 cigarettes
50g (2 ounces) of gold or silver
US$ less than 5,000
Chinese RMB with a total value less than 6000 yuan
Reasonable amount of perfume
1 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.

Remember: 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.


what may not be taken to China in detail?

1. Arms, imitation arms, ammunition and explosives of all kinds
2. Counterfeit currency and securities
3. 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
4. Deadly poisons of all kinds
5. Opium, heroin, morphine, marihuana and other narcotic drugs or hallucinatory drugs
6. Infected animals, plants and products; injurious insects and other harmful organisms
7. Foodstuffs, medicines and other articles coming from epidemic-stricken areas or those easy to spread diseases


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