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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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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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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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What are the costs of acquiring asian visas as a Nigerian? [closed]

How much does it cost to get a visa to travel from Africa (Nigeria) to any country in Asia such as China, HK, Japan, Singapore?
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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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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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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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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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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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What is the seafood here? Got it in Chinese market [migrated]

can someone tell what is the food here and how to cook it?
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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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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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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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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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Where can I take Chinese visa photos in the USA?

I'm applying for a Chinese visa. Requirements Photo size: 48mmx33mm, width of head: 15mm to 22mm, height of head: 28mm to 33mm. I live in Missouri. It sucks. I tried CVS, Walgreens, Walmart. Nobody ...
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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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China → Taiwan → Hong Kong, is single entry Chinese visa enough?

I booked a flight to Beijing and return flight from Hong Kong. My plan is to visit in my 3 weeks trip mainland China, then Taiwan, then Hong Kong. Is single entry Chinese visa (valid for 90 days) ...
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Traveling with medical equipment in checked baggage

My wife uses a compression machine to treat lymphedema, which is a result of her breast cancer treatment several years ago. She needs to use the machine almost daily, otherwise her arm swells, which ...
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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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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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Transit in Beijing on separate airline tickets

Rephrasing a question I had in the comments of another question into a new question. Me (Belgian) and my wife (South-Korean) are planning to travel from Seoul to Barcelona during a very busy (and ...
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Are there any special requirements to utilize the 144 hours Chinese Transit Visa?

I will be traveling to Beijing, China in January for 3 days. I did verify here that I qualify for the 72/144 hour visa free entry into China as a US Citizen. Do I need to do anything before I leave ...
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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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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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Exchanging Dollars for Yuan

I'm heading to China next month. Any tips for exchanging dollars for yuan? Will I be able to use credit card to get yuan at an ATM?
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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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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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Can a traveller use Alipay/Tenpay mobile payments in China?

Can a short-term visitor to China sign up to Alipay (Taobao) or Tenpay (WeChat/QQ) mobile payments, without Chinese ID or a Chinese bank account? If yes, how?
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Can I apply for a UnionPay card while traveling in China?

I'm now in China and found that so many stores only accept UnionPay even if they insist on accepting credit cards. For example today I ate at a local shop in Shanghai, which I went to because I was ...
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Can I read my Gmail while traveling in China?

I read in some places that Gmail.com is sometimes blocked. Is there a workaround so that I can access my email while I am in China?
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Are candles a welcome gift in China?

I'd like to deliver some candles to a friend in China who hosted me at his place as a Christmas gift. (I know it is a bit late, but I guess for a non-Christian it doesn't really matter…) ...
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Travel Visa-Free stopover Guangzhou, multi-city

Does anyone know if the following itinerary is valid for a visa-free stopover in Guangzhou? Brisbane, Australia -> Singapore -> Guangzhou -> Brisbane? If I buy the tickets multi-city will this work? ...
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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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Why does the Chinese immigration ask for the Hong Kong landing slip when applying for the Shenzhen SEZ Tourism Visa when entering Shenzhen?

Why does the Chinese immigration ask for the Hong Kong landing slip when applying for the 5-day visa ("Shenzhen Special Economic Zone Tourism Visa") when entering Shenzhen through one of the ports ...
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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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drive from China to UK in Chinese registered car

My husband wants to drive his Chinese registered car from China to UK across Kazakhstan, south west Russia and across Europe to UK to raise money for charity. Do you know of a car insurance company ...
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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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Is the fast ferry between Pingtan, China and Taipei, Taiwan still going?

Seat 61 has a page on ferries between Taiwan and China. A promising option is the SeaCat between Keelung Taipei and Pingtan. It should be priced from $2,500 NTD and take three hours. But the website ...
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Can one enter Shenzhen from Hong Kong with a Special Economic Zone visa despite having a non-fully utilized, still valid Chinese L (tourist) visa?

Can one enter Shenzhen from Hong Kong with a Special Economic Zone visa despite having a non-fully utilized, still valid Chinese L (tourist) visa? If it is possible, will the Chinese L (tourist) visa ...
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Departing before the visa is valid, and landing when it is valid - is this a problem?

On August 31, I am flying out of Washington, DC to Ho Chi Minh City, with a connection in Beijing (both via Air China). My connection will occur on September 1st, and by the time I arrive in Vietnam, ...
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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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What rights do you have in China to appeal stuff being taken off you in transit?

I debated this, but I think it's askable. I just flew transit through Beijing. Did NOT enter the country. You still have to go through security though, but whatever, it just takes time. Until I got ...
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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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Where can I use Apple Pay in China?

How good is the coverage of Apple Pay in China? Obviously not as good as Alipay. But is it useful?

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