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Last verified: Monday, 19. August 2019 at 07:23 AM

China Travel Advisory

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Local Situation: 2.3 / 5

Travelling China is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.5 / 5

China shares a land border with 14 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including China), the Advisory Index is 2.5 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Afghanistan (5), North Korea (4.3), Pakistan (3.7), India (2.8), Nepal (2.4), Myanmar (2.3), Kyrgyzstan (2.2), Russia (2.1), Kazakhstan (2), Tajikistan (2), Laos (1.8), Vietnam (1.7), Bhutan with 1.3 and Mongolia with 1.3 (of 5).

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination China from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 2.3 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 0 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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Exercise normal safety and security precautions elsewhere in China.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/china

Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of China.

Issued by: New Zealand government

Info: Exercise increased caution in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region due to the potential for violent civil unrest.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Exercise increased caution in China due to arbitrary enforcement of local laws as well as special restrictions on dual U.S.-Chinese nationals. Chinese authorities have asserted broad authority to prohibit U.S. citizens from leaving China by using ‘exit bans,’ sometimes keeping U.S. citizens in China for years. China uses exit bans coercively: to ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/china-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Malta

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The Ministry has no particular adverse remarks regarding travel to this particular country.

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Var ytterst försiktig i trafiken. Gatubrottsligheten och bedrägerierna har ökat i Shanghai. Undvik demonstrationer och folksamlingar. Vi rekommenderar en heltäckande reseförsäkring.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/CN

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Brug din sunde fornuft og vær opmærksom på mistænkelig adfærd som du vil være det, hvis du var i Danmark. De fleste danskere har ingen problemer under besøg i Kina. Du bør dog være forsigtig, når du rejser i landet pga. risiko for trafikulykker.

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/kina/

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/china

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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History of rating changes

This is the change history of the risk assessment of China.

Changes from August 13th 2019

The total rating for China changed from 2.2 to 2.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Maltese government increased their existing warning for China to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +1.0).

About China

China with its capital Beijing is a country in Asia (Eastern Asia), slightly smaller than the US (9,596,960 km²). The country is located Eastern Asia, bordering the East China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea, and South China Sea, between North Korea and Vietnam. The climate can be described as extremely diverse; tropical in south to subarctic in north. The landscape is mostly mountains, high plateaus, deserts in west; plains, deltas, and hills in east. With a population of about 1330.04 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Beijing
Population about 1330.04 million
Size 9.596.960 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than the US
Common languages Chinese
Currency Yuan Renminbi (short: CNY)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800
International phone prefix +86
Internet Top Level Domain .cn
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 CN
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 CHN
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 156

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems China is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • air pollution (greenhouse gases
  • and aquaculture
  • China is the world's largest single emitter of carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels
  • coastal destruction due to land reclamation
  • deforestation and habitat destruction
  • droughts
  • dust storms and desertification
  • floods
  • industrial development
  • landslides
  • particularly in the north
  • poor land management leads to soil erosion
  • sulfur dioxide particulates) from reliance on coal produces acid rain
  • trade in endangered species
  • water pollution from untreated wastes
  • water shortages

Natural hazzards

  • China contains some historically active volcanoes including Changbaishan (also known as Baitoushan, Baegdu, or P'aektu-san), Hainan Dao, and Kunlun although most have been relatively inactive in recent centuries
  • damaging floods
  • droughts
  • earthquakes
  • frequent typhoons (about five per year along southern and eastern coasts)
  • land subsidence
  • tsunamis

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of China. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. aircraft
  2. aluminum
  3. apparel
  4. armaments
  5. cement
  6. chemicals
  7. coal
  8. commercial space launch vehicles
  9. consumer products including footwear
  10. electronics

Agriculture products

  1. apples
  2. corn
  3. cotton
  4. eggs
  5. fish
  6. mutton
  7. peanuts
  8. pork
  9. potatoes
  10. rice

Chinese Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from China.

Export products

  1. apparel
  2. computers
  3. electrical
  4. furniture
  5. other machinery
  6. telecommunications equipment
  7. textiles

Import products

  1. electrical
  2. integrated circuits
  3. medical equipment
  4. metal ores
  5. mineral fuels
  6. motor vehicles
  7. oil
  8. optical
  9. other computer components
  10. other machinery

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for China?

China is currently rated at 2,3 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 6 official sources. Travelling China is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel China in 2019?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to China.

How many travel advisories do you know for China?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 6 individual sources for China.

What is the size of China?

China has a size of 9,596,960 km² or 3,705,405 mi² which is slightly smaller than the US.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.