Here you will find important tips and useful information for China .
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For ATM cash withdrawals
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in local currency
For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination
Local currency / ISO Code
Yuan Renminbi CNY
Die gängigen Kreditkarten werden in begrenztem Umfang akzeptiert. Für detaillierte Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an den Aussteller der betreffenden Karte.
Cashless payments are rarely possible in this country.
Travelers are advised not to proceed beyond major cities without sufficient cash.
The functionality of ATMs is not always garanteed.
Acceptance of credit cards is limited. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Heavy fines for violations of currency exchange laws especially on the black market!
Keep exchange and transaction receipts for reconversion.
Prior to leaving the country, it is advisable to spend local banknotes or to exchange them back into hard currency. Exchanging CNY in Switzerland may cause problems and result in considerable exchange loss.
This country is in an active earthquake zone.
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).
+ 7 h / + 6 h during our summer time
Mandarin and several Chinese Languages
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
220 volt / adapter recommended
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).
Beijing, Sanlitun Dongwujie 3
Tel. +86 10 8532 8888
9.00 - 12.00 h and 14.00 - 17.00 h (Mon - Fri)
8.00 - 11.30 h (Sat)
8.00 - 20.00 h (daily)
Rental cars available only with driver.
Blood alcohol limit: 0.0 ‰.
Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Risk of malaria in certain areas.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
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