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Last verified: Wednesday, 8. April 2020 at 07:22 AM

China Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to China

Local Situation: 4.0 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to China. We detected travel advisories from 9 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.6 / 5

China shares a land border with 14 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including China), the Advisory Index is 3.6 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Afghanistan (5), North Korea (4.3), Mongolia (4), Pakistan (4), India (3.5), Tajikistan (3.5), Nepal (3.4), Russia (3.4), Myanmar (3.3), Vietnam (3.3), Bhutan (3.2), Kazakhstan (3), Laos with 3 and Kyrgyzstan with 2.6 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in China

There are currently 82,698 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in China. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 3,335 officially reported deaths related to this disease in China.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for China

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for China.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

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 4.0 out of 5.0.

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: Germany

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China: Reise- und Sicherheitshinweise: Teilreisewarnung. The German government advises againt travelling this country.

Source: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReiseUndSicherheit/chinasicherheit/200466

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: Austria

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The Austrian Government advises again travelling China.

Source: https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/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: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

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

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

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

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Undvik icke nödvändiga resor - Undvik alla resor till staden Wuhan och provinsen Hubei. Överväg också noga innan du reser till provinsen Zhejiang. 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

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of China.

Issued by: Finnish government

Coverage: Hubei

Info: Undvik alla resor

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

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

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Vi fraråder alle rejser til provinsen Hubei på grund af smitteudbrud med coronavirus/COVID-19. Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til hele verden, herunder Kina. Det gør vi, fordi mange lande i øjeblikket indfører omfattende restriktioner med kort varsel for at forebygge smittespredning med coronavirus/COVID-19. Restriktioner omfatter i flere lande ...

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

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of China.

Issued by: Danish government

Coverage: Provinsen Hubei

Info: Meget høj sikkerhedsrisiko. Hvis du vælger at rejse, bør du søge professionel rådgivning.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

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

Advisory issued by: Australia

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China will not allow most foreigners to enter China. Direct flights between China and Australia will be significantly reduced. If despite our advice you travel to China, you’ll be subject to 14 days mandatory quarantine. Quarantine requirements may change at short notice. If you’re already in China, and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/china

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

Individual rating changes for China

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of China. Most recent events first.

Changes from March 28th 2020

The total rating for China changed from 4.0 to 4.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for China with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 27th 2020

The total rating for China changed from 4.0 to 4.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government removed their warning for China with a previous rating of 0.0.

Changes from March 15th 2020

The total rating for China changed from 3.9 to 4.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for China to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from February 8th 2020

The total rating for China changed from 3.8 to 3.9. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government increased their existing warning for China to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from February 2nd 2020

The total rating for China changed from 3.6 to 3.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The New Zealand government increased their existing warning for China to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for China to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from February 1st 2020

The total rating for China changed from 3.5 to 3.6. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government increased their existing warning for China to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

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The Austrian government issued a new warning for China with a rating of 3.0.

Changes from January 31st 2020

The total rating for China changed from 3.4 to 3.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for China to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from January 30th 2020

The total rating for China changed from 3.1 to 3.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for China to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for China to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from January 29th 2020

The total rating for China changed from 2.8 to 3.1. Here are the influencing details:

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for China with a rating of 4.0.

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The German government issued a new warning for China with a rating of 3.0.

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The Australian government issued a new warning for China with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from January 28th 2020

The total rating for China changed from 2.2 to 2.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for China to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

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The United States government increased their existing warning for China to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from January 26th 2020

The total rating for China changed from 2.4 to 2.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government decreased their existing warning for China to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by -1.0).

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for China changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government issued a new warning for China with a rating of 2.0.

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The United States government issued a new warning for China with a rating of 2.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for China with a rating of 3.0.

Flag of Ireland

The Irish government issued a new warning for China with a rating of 3.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for China with a rating of 2.0.

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 4,0 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 9 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to China.

Is it safe to travel China in 2020?

The score is rather high (4,0) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to China. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for China?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 9 individual sources for China.

What is the current Corona virus situation in China?

There are currently 82,698 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in China. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 3,335 officially reported deaths related to this disease in 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.