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Electric Plug

Type A Type C Type I

Voltage : 220 V | Frequency : 50 Hz
Comments : *Some outlets are a combination of type A and C and can accept either type plug.

Source : Power-plugs-sockets.com




Tipping Ettiquette

The law of the land, and the rule at many hotels, is no tipping whatsoever. Fine hotels in China add in a compulsory service fee of 10–20 percent, so nothing is expected or even technically allowed beyond that. "It is not in the hotel's interest to encourage this behavioral practice in one aspect of operations," says Gary Rubin of Imperial Tours. "It unbalances operations. However, it is almost impossible for them to stop it, and about five years ago they by and large gave in." Tip quietly and out of sight if you do—and not in front of employers. Also keep in mind that most tour guides get commissions from those tacky souvenir shops they take you through, so travel agents and hotel managers recommend against tipping them. Places where tipping is customary:

Massage Houses: About 10–30 yuan per massage—except in hotel spas, where the tip is included in the fee.

Luggage Porters: Ten yuan per bag is standard, though tourists generally leave twice that.

Source : CNTraveler.com




Visa Requirement

Below are the traveling visa requirements for United States citizens :

Business:
Visa Required (Apply)
Tourist: Visa Required (Apply)

Source : TravelVisaPro.com



Alerts and Warnings

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Updated travel alerts and warnings

Vaccinations

All travelers
You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.
Routine vaccines

Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot.

Most travelers
Get travel vaccines and medicines because there is a risk of these diseases in the country you are visiting.
Hepatitis A

CDC recommends this vaccine because you can get hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in China, regardless of where you are eating or staying.

Traveling with Children
This vaccine should not be given to children younger than 1 year.
Immune-Compromised Travelers
Talk to your doctor about whether you should get a dose of immunoglobulin before your trip, in addition to hepatitis A vaccine.
Pregnant Women
Talk to your doctor about whether you should get this vaccine if you are pregnant.
Typhoid

You can get typhoid through contaminated food or water in China. CDC recommends this vaccine for most travelers, especially if you are staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or if you are an adventurous eater.

Traveling with Children
Injectable typhoid vaccine can be given to children 2 years old or older. Oral typhoid vaccine can be given to children 6 years old or older.
Immune-Compromised Travelers
You should not get the oral typhoid vaccine if you have a weakened immune system; you may be able to get the injectable vaccine.
Pregnant Women
Talk to your doctor about whether you should get this vaccine if you are pregnant.
Some travelers
Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.
Hepatitis B

You can get hepatitis B through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products, so CDC recommends this vaccine if you might have sex with a new partner, get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.

Japanese Encephalitis

You may need this vaccine if your trip will last more than a month, depending on where you are going in China and what time of year you are traveling. You should also consider this vaccine if you plan to visit rural areas in China or will be spending a lot of time outdoors, even for trips shorter than a month. Your doctor can help you decide if this vaccine is right for you based on your travel plans. See more in-depth information on Japanese encephalitis in China.

Extended Stay/Study Abroad
If you will be spending a long time in a risk area, you should get the Japanese encephalitis vaccine.
Pregnant Women
Talk to your doctor about whether you should get this vaccine if you are pregnant.
Malaria

When traveling in China, you should avoid mosquito bites to prevent malaria. You may need to take prescription medicine before, during, and after your trip to prevent malaria, depending on your travel plans, such as where you are going, when you are traveling, and if you are spending a lot of time outdoors or sleeping outside. Talk to your doctor about how you can prevent malaria while traveling. For more information on malaria in China, see malaria in China.

Traveling with Children
Ask your doctor what the best medicines to prevent malaria in children are.
Extended Stay/Study Abroad
if you will be spending a long time in a malaria risk area, you should take medicine to prevent malaria the entire time you are there.
Immune-Compromised Travelers
Ask your doctor if medicine to prevent malaria will interact with any of the medicines you take routinely.
Pregnant Women

Malaria can be more severe in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, you should not travel to risk areas. If you must travel, talk to your doctor about taking medicine to prevent malaria.

Polio

You may need a polio vaccine before your trip to China if you are visiting the Xinjiang province, especially if you are working in a health care facility, refugee camp, or humanitarian aid setting. This kind of work might put you in contact with someone with polio.

  • If you were vaccinated against polio as a child but have never had an polio booster dose as an adult, you should get this booster dose. Adults need only one polio booster in their lives.
  • If you were not completely vaccinated as a child or do not know your vaccination status, talk to your doctor about getting vaccinated.
Rabies

Rabies can be found in dogs, bats, and other mammals in China, so CDC recommends this vaccine for the following groups:

  • Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities (such as camping, hiking, biking, adventure travel, and caving) that put them at risk for animal bites.
  • People who will be working with or around animals (such as veterinarians, wildlife professionals, and researchers).
  • People who are taking long trips or moving to China
  • Children, because they tend to play with animals, might not report bites, and are more likely to have animal bites on their head and neck.
Yellow Fever

There is no risk of yellow fever in China. The government of China requires proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. This does not include the US. If you are traveling from a country other than the US, check this list to see if you may be required to get the yellow fever vaccine: Countries with risk of yellow fever virus (YFV) transmission.

For more information on recommendations and requirements, see yellow fever recommendations and requirements for China. Your doctor can help you decide if this vaccine is right for you based on your travel plans.

Traveling with Children
This vaccine should not be given to children younger than 6 months and only with caution to children aged 6–8 months.
Immune-Compromised Travelers
You should not get this vaccine if you have a weakened immune system.
Pregnant Women
Talk to your doctor about whether you should get this vaccine if you are pregnant.



Traveling Advice
Get vaccinated Keep away from animals Avoid sharing body fluids
Eat and drink safely Reduce your exposure to germs Avoid non-sterile medical or cosmetic equipment

Source : CDC.gov




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