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People's Republic of China, the world's most populous country and the largest in East Asia (capital: Beijing).

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Unable to return home to China with my Chinese spouse

Our residence is in China. My spouse is a Chinese national but I am not (I am a UK/US dual-national). We have been visiting relatives in Europe, which is only a temporary residence for all parties ...
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What options are there for a UK citizen to escape the Coronavirus? [closed]

I'm in the UK. I'd like to flee to China to avoid the Coronavirus outbreak. What would be the best way to achieve this? I was applying for a TEFL program there earlier this year- it is currently not ...
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US Travel Visa on Expired PRC Passport used with Hong Kong Passport

I am a Chinese national but now a permanent resident of Hong Kong. My Chinese PRC passport is expired, but it still has a valid U.S. travel visa. Can I enter the U.S. with a Hong Kong Passport using ...
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Will a Feb 2nd transit in Shanghai prevent US entry in April? [closed]

I am a Canadian passport holder,would I be allowed to enter US since my passport has China stamp from Feb 2, 2020. I had a flight that transited in Shanghai. And this April 2020 I have travel plan to ...
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Travelling by plane with a stop in China - will I be quarantined?

I am going to Japan from Western Europe in March (by plane). I have a stop in Shanghai (~2h. long so I'll stay in airport). Due to the Coronavirus related protective measures, will I be quarantined ...
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Concerned about starting graduate school in Hong Kong

I am an international student, supposed to start graduate studies this Fall in Hong Kong, mid August onwards. With the ongoing 2019 novel-CoV (Corona Virus) crisis in Hong Kong, I am getting concerned ...
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Flight Germany to China operated by Chinese airline, still cancelled?

I have booked flight KLM 4303 from Frankfurt to Beijing. All KLM flights to Beijing have been suspended until 15 March 2020. But on my online ticket it says that my flight is operated by China ...
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Travel through Chinese/Korean immigration/customs individually or together?

Me and my friend booked our flights from LAX to ICN together and have a layover in PEK Beijing. When we go to the immigration and customs counters, would we approach them individually or together? ...
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Does the U.S. novel coronavirus ban affect those who've been to areas claimed by China but administered by India?

Per What are the current travel restrictions on individuals entering the United States from regions affected by novel coronavirus? (emphasis added): The 14-day rule does not apply the Special ...
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Does the USA Coronavirus 2019-nCoV travel ban in China include Taiwan? [duplicate]

I plan on traveling to Taiwan soon. Trying to understand the scope of the travel ban. Flights have not been cancelled.
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What are the current travel restrictions on individuals entering the United States from regions affected by Novel Coronavirus?

This community wiki explains the current restrictions by the United States of America on the entry of individuals who may pose a risk of transmission of the Novel Coronavirus discovered recently in ...
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Will I get a refund if I book a flight to China and it's cancelled because of the Coronavirus?

I'm supposed to be travelling to China in late April and I'm happy to do so but wonder if the Coronavirus 2019-nCoV continues it's path of destruction and further lock downs and cancellations occur, ...
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Can I claim on my travel insurance if a country closes its border?

North Korea has closed its border to foreign tourists due to the new coronavirus. I had a tour booked in March, I have been told I will get my deposit back from the tour company if the border is not ...
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Economy hotel chains in China [closed]

I am looking for domestic brands of economy hotels in China that are similar to, say, Ibis in Europe (i.e. roughly in the 3-star range). I would expect them to have locations in most medium-size and ...
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passport validity for travel to China

I have Chinese visa valid up to 14th Feb 2020 and I am entering China in 12th February for 6 days and coming back. My passport expires in 24th April 2020 can I travel on same passport ?
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Chinese citizen, Canadian permanent resident visiting Taiwan from China, is Hong Kong the only way?

My mother is a permanent resident of Canada and a Chinese citizen. She booked a plane ticket to China. If she gets a visa on her Chinese passport from the Taiwanese consulate in Toronto, then flies to ...
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Recourse against bank ATM fraud in China

While in Beijing recently I had an ATM belonging to the largest bank in the world (the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China) issue me with a sheaf of nice crisp new counterfeit notes. I noticed ...
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China visa application: arrival flight connects to a domestic flight. Which flight number do I put down?

I am a British citizen filling out a visa application form for China, but I am struggling on what to put as my flight number for my arrival flight as it is from the Philippines and contains two ...
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China visa free entry with Turkish stamp in passport

I've read a lot of stories that people with Turkish stamps in their passports get rejected at the airport in China. There's a few connecting flights which are really affordable from the UK, but ...
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Do I need to recheck in baggage in PVG?

I’m flying on China Eastern JFK-PVG-ICN. My flights are on the same ticket. Will my baggage be checked through all the way from JFK to ICN or do I have to claim and recheck in my baggage at PVG? If I ...
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Can you bring vitamins into China?

I wonder if it's ok to bring standard multi vitamins into China? I usually carry a 100 pill can with me. Is it legal? Will I have to declare it? Should I be ready to show it? Sometimes my total ...
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Is it okay to travel in China with temporary residence permit form?

My passport is currently being held in the Exit-Entry Administration Bureau in Shenzhen as I’m applying for a Chinese residence permit extension. They gave me a stamped “temporary residence permit ...
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Transit visa in China for a Nepali citizen

I have Nepali citizenship. I have a flight from Sydney to Kathmandu with stops in China. Do I need a transit visa? I already bought the online ticket. Here is my itinerary. Outbound FLIGHT: MU ...
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Are UnionPay cards universally accepted in China or would you still need Alipay or cash sometimes?

I currently live in the US and could get a UnionPay credit card from the local branch of ICBC. Would having this card be sufficient to never have to use cash or other forms of payments while traveling ...
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Traveling to a country known for mass surveillance. How can I protect my data/privacy?

In the next year I will likely go to China, USA and a couple other countries. Both China and the US are known to sometimes take your electronics when arriving and searching them, possibly even ...
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Transit Visa for China for layover in Guangzhou and Wuhan

I will be traveling to SFO from Delhi in Feb 2020. I am an Indian citizen and I have B1/B2 Visa for the USA. Route: Delhi → New Baiyun, Guangzhou (4h 05m Layover) → Wohnung (2h 00m Layover) → SFO ...
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How to track buses in China?

Is there any app allowing to track buses and other types of public transportation (at least large cities of) mainland China, which has an English interface? I assume even if one gets Google Maps to ...
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Any negative precedents obtaining Chinese travel document for children born abroad?

My Chinese wife, my two children (Schengen country nationals) and myself (also Schengen country nationals) are travelling to China soon. Applying for a Chinese visa is a rather expensive: for the ...
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Do Swedish citizens need a tourist visa for China?

I wonder if Swedish citizens are required to apply for a tourist visa before visiting China or if we have visa-free entry like in many other countries, or visa on arrival?
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Are flight tickets required when applying for a Chinese single-entry tourist visa?

I have read that a Chinese single-entry tourist visa is valid for about 3 months after issued and that one should send copies of flight reservations when applying. I guess one could cancel those ...
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Transit visa mainland China, Qingdao

I'm an Indian passport holder. I'm having a flight (Shandong airlines) Osaka (KIX, 12:55) - Qingdao (TAO, 14:45) - Flight number SC8092 15 hr layover in Qingdao Qingdao (TAO, 06:00) - New Delhi (...
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Checked baggage for domestic connecting-flight in China from international flight

I am planning to travel to Xiamen, China from Berlin, Germany and some of the flights have a stopover in a Chinese city like Guangzhou or Beijing. In this case, do I need to take my luggage first from ...
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Can I use a chinese s2 visa for tourism?

A few years ago, a friend in China invited me to spend a significant amount of time with his family. I applied for a 10 year tourist visa, using his letter of invitation and one of his family's houses ...
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Harbin, China in January, What clothing is needed?

My brother is going to be travelling to Harbin, China from South Africa in January. According to google the average temperature is -24 to -13 Celsius, What clothing will he need when he arrives there? ...
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Chinese Visa: Maximum duration of longest stay with double entry

I want to apply for a tourist double entry visa for China. I intend to stay for around 15 days in China. Then leave China for around 1 month (will be in Taiwan) and then back to China for another 15 ...
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Transferring between Pudong International Airport and Hongqiao International Airport

I am arriving from London via an Air China flight in Pudong at 6:45 a.m. and have an Air China flight to Shenzhen that departs from Hongqiao at 11:30 a.m. I understand that there's a shuttle service ...
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Number of entries on Chinese tourist visa

I am an Indian national living in the United States and am flying from the States to India with a 2-hour transit in China, and then back to the States with a 3-day gap between the India-China and ...
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Can you get a Chinese tourist visa without an arrival date?

Sometimes I find some cheap flight tickets from Stockholm to Beijing and Shanghai. I know a Swede must have a visa for touristing in China but I don't know when I'd like to go as these cheap tickets ...
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Which skyscrapers in Tianjin, China have observation decks?

Apart from the TV tower, are there any skyscrapers in Tianjin where the public can access an observation deck? I'm sure there are information online for whoever speaks Chinese, but that's not me...
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Can I take the high-speed bullet train Beijing–Hong Kong under Chinese 144 h visa-free transit rules?

In a few days I should go fly to Beijing and then would like the 8 hour train from Beijing to Hong Kong using 144 TWOV. The issue is that I have read a lot of articles/discussions online about people ...
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Does TWOV apply when transiting China via multiple cities/airports including leaving the airport to see the city?

Would the visa free rule apply when transiting China via multiple Chinese cities/airports (not just a single airport)? In this case it would be UK -> Beijing Capital (PEK) -> Dalian (DLC) -> Japan. ...
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From Kolkata to Guangzhou, China. Transit ticket to Bangkok suvarnabhumi airport [duplicate]

Hello I am Bangladesh Citizen currently studying in india and I am on a tourist visa. In the month of October 2019 I am travelling to china for vacations and I booked a ticket from india to Bangkok ...
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As tourist in China do I have to fear consequences for having publicly liked South Park?

I am a German citizen planning to travel to China next year for leisure. On my various social media accounts I have previously liked South Park (including using characters from the show as avatars, ...
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Getting a SIM card at Beijing airport

There are lots of guides about this online, but they all seem rather outdated. Does anyone know if it's possible for a tourist to buy a SIM card at Beijing airport (terminal 2)? What should I keep in ...
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Chinese transit visa for Indian citizen

I am an Indian citizen living in Canada on a work permit. I am planning to take a China eastern flight for my next trip to India. The itinerary is as follows : Vancouver International Airport YVR -> ...
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Rent mobile WiFi hotspot for China

I will be traveling to Nanjing, China from Germany for 4 days and I would like to rent a mobile WiFi hotspot during my trip. Are there any recommended websites that offer it where I could pick up in ...
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Beijing customs asking me to wait until 2020 to show receipts, is this normal? [closed]

I travelled to China last week to see family and was stopped by customs and they removed several items which I had brought for gifts and told me I need to show the receipts to pay tax. I’m ok with ...
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Kazakhstan to China by train in 2019?

Is it still possible to go from Kazakhstan to China by train? If I search on the web site of the national railway company Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, I don't find any connections to China.
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Traveling from Europe to Beijing, China with prescription drugs

I have to travel from an European country to China for work (10 days). I received a kidney transplant several years ago, which requires me to take some medications (7 different pills) every day. My ...
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Can you relocate to Taiwan after being deported from China? [closed]

My Ukranian girlfriend was recently deported from China for a minor offense. She wants to relocate to Taiwan to be closer to me since I'm still in China. The problem is we're worried that might not ...

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