Entry & Exit Requirements
U.S. and Canadian citizens must have a valid passport to enter China. Passports must be valid for at least six months after the date of entry.
A visa is required and must be obtained in advance from the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China. If you do not have the appropriate visa, you will be refused entry into China, fined, and subjected to immediate deportation.
U.S. citizens traveling to China may apply for a 10 year multiple-entry visa.
If you are not traveling with a U.S. passport, please check with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China for the requirements based on your nationality.
The Centers for Disease Control recommends that all travelers be up to date on routine vaccinations such as measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus vaccine, varicella (chicken pox) vaccine, and your yearly flu shot before every trip.
There are no vaccinations required for entry into China.
Some physicians recommend that travelers get hepatitis A and typhoid vaccines before visiting China.
Please consult your physician for additional information and recommendations based on your individual circumstances.
The effects of the sun can be damaging to the eyes and skin. Spending time outdoors exposes you to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, even on cloudy days. To protect yourself from the sun, use a broad spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 15, protect skin with clothing, wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses, and drink plenty of fluids.