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China travel advice
Explore our complete guide to China with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for China.
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China travel guide - essential info
Below is a beginner's guide to China with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.
|China - quick facts
|UK +8 hours
|A + C + I plug (220V)
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China tourist information
✝ = requirements for UK travellers.
Recommended for China
|Maximum daytime temperature °C
|Hours of sunshine (daily)
|Days with some rainfall
The China weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Beijing.
China travel advice
Check the latest travel advice on visiting China from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.
- UK traveller advice for China - UK FCDO
- Irish traveller advice for China - Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland
- Canadian travel advice for China - Government of Canada
- US travel advisories for China - US Department of State
- Safe travel advisories for China - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, New Zealand
- Smarter traveller advice for China - Department of Foreign Affairs, Australia
Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around China.
Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
FCDO travel advice
China travel health
Find out more about staying safe when travelling to China with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.
- Vaccines & medicines for China - CDC
- Health & vaccinations for China - TravelHealthPro, NaTHNac
- How to stay safe & healthy in China - Fit for Travel, Public Health Scotland
Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in China, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.
Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
China covid live updates
Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in China with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.
- Travellers' health for China - National Health Commission, People's Republic of China
- Coronavirus timeline in China - Our World in Data
China travel features
Do you want to learn more about China? Read our latest features covering travel tips and insider destination guides on where to go and what to do in China.
Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to China including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.
Are there entry restrictions to China due to Covid-19?
China is open for tourism from the UK.
Negative PCR or NAAT test results required for arrivals from the UK.
Check out National Health Commission, People's Republic of China for more information.
Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from China?
You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from China. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.
What is the time difference between China and the UK?
The time difference between China and the UK is UK time+8 hours.
What is the main language spoken in China?
What is the currency in China?
Which plugs are used in China?
China uses electrical plug type A + C + I (220 Volts).
Which side of the road do they drive on in China?
They drive on the right side of the road in China.
Transport options for China
Do you need a visa for China?
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