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Visiting China

How to Plan Your Visit to China

There are two ways to visit china: for business or for pleasure. The type of trip you take will determine the type of visa that you need, as well as cover any other basic information that you will want to provide.

If you plan to make this a primarily business-oriented trip, then your best bet for your visit to China is to obtain a business visa. While doing so will not provide incredibly difficult, it will normally require a letter from a company in China inviting you to visit for professional purposes.

However, by obtaining a business visa, your time in customs and getting into the country will be greatly decreased. For those planning to visit China as tourists, you will also need to obtain a visa, though it will be for personal pleasure.

Anyone planning a visit to China will first need to make sure that their visas and their passports are in order. Depending on your reasons for visiting, you may be required to provide additional documents that are related to your visit to the customs authorities.

Among those related documents is your health inspection. Anyone wishing to visit China must complete a health check on the Health Declaration Form, which is provided by inspection and quarantine authorities. If you have any medications or other types of goods, you must declare them and allow them to be subject to investigation.

In addition to the health inspection, you may also endure a frontier and/or luggage inspection on your visit to China. A frontier inspection is enforced to keep those who are prohibited from entering China from doing so. Those individuals include anyone who has broken Chinese laws and has not be allowed to re-enter the country, known or suspected terrorists, anyone with infectious diseases, and those individuals who do not have the proper documentation.

As for luggage, it will be checked for blood or blood products, fruits, peppers, eggplant, and tomatoes, animal carcasses, soil, pathogens, live animals (excluding pets), genetic materials, and soiled or dirty clothing. These items will be quarantined upon inspection to keep those specific items from being immersed in Chinese culture.

Although the regulations surrounding your visit to China may seem strict, they have been enforced without fault for many years and provide you with the safest experience possible while in China. Once you understand these rules, you can focus on the more entertaining aspects of your trip.

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