Entry Regulations

What are the procedures for foreigners entering into China at the open port?TOP

The procedures for entering into China are Health Check, Frontier Inspection, Custom declaration, and Security Check.

What certificates should I prepare when entering into China?TOP

1. Valid passports, visas, certificates or other related documents

2. “Entry Card”, usually dispatched on aircrafts or vessels right before arriving at border of China and filled at the Frontier Inspection Station.

3. For those who need to declare about their belongings, declaration form is to be completed before passing customs.

4. Additionally, baggage might be examined randomly by Chinese Customs.

Are there any specific requirements upon visitor’s health status?TOP

Yes, travelers coming from the yellow fever affected areas are required to show their valid certificates on the prevention and inoculation against the disease. In addition, persons who suffer from psychopathy, leprosy, Aids, venereal disease, tuberculosis, and other contagious diseases are not allowed to enter China.

What are the prohibited and restricted articles to bring into China?TOP

1. Arms, imitation arms, ammunition and explosives of all kinds.

2. Counterfeit currencies and counterfeit negotiable securities.

3. Printed matter, films, photographs, gramophone records, cinematographic films, loaded recording tapes and video tapes, compact discs ( video and audio ), storage media for computers and other articles which are detrimental to the political, economic, cultural and moral interests of China.

4. Deadly poison of all kinds.

5. Opium, morphine, heroin, marihuana and other addictive drugs and psychotropic substances.

6. Fruits, solanaceae vegetables, live animals (except dogs and cats as pet), animal products, pathogenic micro-organisms of animals and plants, pests and other harmful organisms, animal carcasses, soil, genetically modified organisms, relevant animals and plants, their products and other objects subject to quarantine from countries or regions with prevalent epidemic animal or plant diseases.

7. Foodstuff, medicine and other articles coming from epidemic stricken area or harmful to man and livestock or those which might spread diseases.

What kind of person is prohibited from entering China?TOP

The following personnel are prohibited from entering China:

1. Persons who have violated Chinese laws, been expelled and have not been permitted to re-enter China.

2. Persons who is known or suspected terrorists or engage in violent and subversive activities.

3. Known or suspected dealers in contraband, drug trade, or prostitution.

4. Persons who suffer from psychopathic, leprosy, venereal disease, tuberculosis, and other contagious diseases.

5. Persons who are known or suspected to engage in activities that are harmful to China social order and national security.

6. Persons who do not hold valid passport, visas and other credentials.

7. Personnel who do not hold valid certificates or are refused by the Frontier Inspection Station.

8. Persons holding stolen, forged or altered passports, visas and credentials.

9. Persons who are prohibited from entering China by the Ministry of Public Security of China and the Ministry of State Security.

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