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FAQs About the Travel to China

1. Is it safe to travel in China?

2. What health condition do I need to travel to China?

3. Do I need to bring my medical record?

4. What is the best way to visit China? To Join a pre-packaged tour or make a self-help traveling?

5.When is the best time to visit China?

6.Which months are considered high season and which is low season?

7. May I take Chinese currency to China for my convenience?

8. What lawful rights and interests and obligations are foreigners entitled to in China?

9. How do foreigners go about protecting their rights and interests?


 

1. Is it safe to travel in China?

Answer: Yes. China is still one of the safer travel destinations in the world. Although petty crime, such as pick pocketing and purse snatching is on the increase, especially in major cities, serious crime against foreigners is rare. And also, the Chinese government guarantees the safety of the foreign tourists, even at the situation when the relations between the countries fall into a temporary low.

While, it doesn't mean that you shouldn't be as cautious as anywhere else. You may Click Here to learn some common senses to avoid the potential problems.

2. What health condition do I need to travel to China?

Answer: Generally, there are no special health requirements about travel China. But for those pregnant, elderly, disabled and children travelers as well as travelers with poor health, special care should be ensured. Elderly travelers, or those with medical problems, are advised to make a thorough physical examination before visiting China. All travelers are recommended to bring their medical records along.

3. Do I need to bring my medical record?

Answer: Yes, it is necessary, particularly for those who have a history of coronary or pulmonary diseases. The absence of your medical records would make you disoriented when emergency occurs. A complete medical record should include your blood type, immunization record, allergies, medications you are currently taking (both prescription and non-prescription), your doctor's name, address, phone number, emergency contact name and phone number, and your insurance company's name, address and phone number.

4. What is the best way to visit China? To Join a pre-packaged tour or make a self-help traveling?

Answer: Most visitors to China prefer touring with a pre-booked package, since it is the simplest, the most efficient and the most comfortable way of traveling. Other visitors favor self-help travel because it is more flexible and is easier to customize. Self-help travelers have to arrange accommodation, meals, sightseeing, and transportation for themselves and many problems may arise due to cultural and language barrier.

5.When is the best time to visit China?

Answer: In general, April, May, early June, September, October and early November are the best time to visit China.

6. Which months are considered high season and which is low season?

Answer: The duration of the high season is from 1st March to 30th November, and the low season is from 1st December to the end of next February.

7. May I take Chinese currency to China for my convenience?

Answer: You don't have to take Chinese currency to China since you can easily exchange your currency in hotels and banks. However if you would like to have local currency upon your arrival in China, it is okay that you may take a volume of Chinese currency less than 6,000 RMB yuan without declaration at the customs. You are required to declare your import of Chinese currency when exceeding 6,000 RMB yuan.

8. What lawful rights and interests and obligations are foreigners entitled to in China?

Answer: The General Principles of Constitution of PRC indicate definitely that "the People's Republic of China protects the lawful rights and interests of foreigners within Chinese territory, and while on Chinese territory foreigners must abide by the law of the People's Republic of China."

· Within Chinese territory, the legitimate rights and interests of the foreign visitors are protected by the People's Republic of China. And the freedom of person of the foreign visitors is inviolable as that of the Chinese nationals. And likewise, all foreign visitors must abide by the law of the People's Republic of China. Any activities that disrupt public order, disserve public security and infringe upon the interests of the state, of society and of the collective would be punished according to the laws of China.

· Within the period of validity of their visas, foreign visitors can freely travel the areas open to foreigners. But they should respect the folkways and customs of local areas. While, those who what to visit areas that are not opened to foreigners should apply for a Foreigners Travel Permit from the local public security organ. Only after the approval is granted, can they enter the area legally.

9. How do foreigners go about protecting their rights and interests?

Answer: The People's Republic of China protects the lawful rights and interests of foreigners within Chinese territory. If your legal rights and interests are infringed or something unpleasant happens to you, you may complain to related organs.

Complain to the National Tourism Administrative Bureau directly or to the Institutions of Supervision over Quality in each province, when:

· Your travel agents or hotels or other travel operators offer you poor service or do not follow the agreement

· The guides or other travel staffs extort money from you

· You are injured or your baggage are damaged or lost due to the fault of the travel operators

· And when your other interests are hurt

Also, all the big tourist cities have set up hot lines for tourists to voice their complaints. Most of the complainants were satisfied with the verdicts, which were arrived at after thorough investigations and verification of facts.

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