Travel advice for China .

Here you will find important tips and useful information for China .

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Travel money:

Prepaid Travel credit card

in Swiss francs (CHF)

  • For ATM cash withdrawals

  • For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online

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Banknotes

in local currency

  • For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination

Local currency / ISO Code

Yuan Renminbi CNY

Currency exchange rate

CNY 100 = ~ CHF 14.50 ; CHF 1 = ~ CNY 6.90 (07/2020)

Further Information

Credit cards

 

  • Die gängigen Kreditkarten werden in begrenztem Umfang akzeptiert. Für detaillierte Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an den Aussteller der betreffenden Karte.

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Practical Information:

Time difference with Switzerland

+ 7 h / + 6 h during our summer time

National language

Official language

Mandarin and several Chinese Languages

Language capabilities

English

Capital

Beijing

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

220 volt / adapter recommended

Travel documents for Swiss citizens
  • Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival with visa, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.

  • Travelers must register with police within 24 hours upon arrival (will be settled by the hotel).

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Beijing, Sanlitun Dongwujie 3
Tel. +86 10 8532 8888

Opening hours

Banks

9.00 - 12.00 h and 14.00 - 17.00 h (Mon - Fri)
8.00 - 11.30 h (Sat)

Stores

8.00 - 20.00 h (daily)

Driving
  • Rental cars available only with driver.

  • Blood alcohol limit: 0.0 ‰.

Health situation
  • Do not drink tap water.

  • Mosquito protection advised.

  • Risk of malaria in certain areas.

  • Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

This country is in an active earthquake zone.

Security

  • Observe elementary safety precautions.

  • Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.

  • Exercise special caution in Xinjiang and follow the instructions of the local authorities (curfew, etc.).

Special legal regulations

  • Photographing persons wearing an uniform, military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.

  • Severe penalties for violations of drug laws (up to life imprisonment/death penalty).

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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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