China (People's Republic of)


Map

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Visas

Visa is required for U.S.Citizens traveling to China. No visa is required for U.S. Citizens to enter Hong Kong. Visa applicatons are processed at the Chinese Embassy in Washington D.C. and Chinese Consulates throughout the United States. Applications must be sent to the consulate according to geographic jurisdictions. Visas MAY NOT be obtained upon arrival in China and therefore must be obatined prior to departure. Tourist visas cost US$30 for stays up to 30 days.

Click here to download a copy of the Visa Application Form (PDF)


Vaccinations

No vaccinations are required for entry into China. Due to the very limited amount of exposure to rural areas, there are no vaccinations that we would recommend. However, it is strongly recommended that you ask your physician about precautionary medication/vaccinations for diseases that are present in this region of the world.


Voltage

220/240 volts AC, 50Hz. Two-pin sockets and some three-pin sockets are in use.


Climate / Weather Conditions

Beijing
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Jan 34 14 50 3 0.2"
Feb 39 18 50 3 0.2"
Mar 52 30 48 3 0.3"
Apr 70 45 46 4 0.7"
May 81 55 49 6 1.4"
Jun 88 64 56 8 3.1"
Jul 88 70 72 13 9.6"
Aug 86 68 74 11 5.6"
Sep 79 57 67 7 2.3"
Oct 68 43 59 3 0.6"
Nov 48 28 56 3 0.4"
Dec 37 18 51 2 0.1"
Source: The Times Books World Weather Guide, Pearce and Smith: ©1990

Shanghai
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Jan 46 33 87/58 6 1.9"
Feb 47 34 89/60 9 2.3"
Mar 55 40 59/53 9 3.3"
Apr 66 50 91/58 9 3.7"
May 77 59 92/56 9 3.7"
Jun 82 67 94/66 11 7.1"
Jul 90 74 93/66 9 5.8"
Aug 90 74 94/65 9 5.6"
Sep 82 66 94/64 11 5.1"
Oct 74 57 92/53 4 2.8"
Nov 63 45 90/55 6 2"
Dec 53 36 89/62 6 1.4"
Source: The Times Books World Weather Guide, Pearce and Smith: ©1990

Hong Kong
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Jan 64 56 77/66 4 1.3"
Feb 63 55 82/73 5 1.8"
Mar 67 60 84/74 7 2.9"
Apr 75 67 87/77 8 5.4"
May 82 74 87/78 13 11.5"
Jun 85 78 86/77 18 15.5"
Jul 87 78 87/77 17 15"
Aug 87 78 87/77 15 14.2"
Sep 85 77 83/72 12 10.1"
Oct 81 73 75/63 6 4.5"
Nov 74 65 73/60 2 1.7"
Dec 68 59 74/63 3 1.2"
Source: The Times Books World Weather Guide, Pearce and Smith: ©1990

Chongqing
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Jan 46 33 87/58 6 1.9"
Feb 47 34 89/60 9 2.3"
Mar 55 40 59/53 9 3.3"
Apr 66 50 91/58 9 3.7"
May 77 59 92/56 9 3.7"
Jun 82 67 94/66 11 7.1"
Jul 90 74 93/66 9 5.8"
Aug 90 74 94/65 9 5.6"
Sep 82 66 94/64 11 5.1"
Oct 74 57 92/53 4 2.8"
Nov 63 45 90/55 6 2"
Dec 53 36 89/62 6 1.4"
Source: The Times Books World Weather Guide, Pearce and Smith: ©1990


International Dialing Code

Country code: 86 | Hong Kong: 852

City Codes:

  • Beijing: 10
  • Chongqing: 23
  • Guangzhou: 20
  • Guilin: 773
  • Hangzhou: 571
  • Kunming: 871
  • Lijiang: 888
  • Shanghai: 21
  • Urumqi: 991
  • Xian:29