A valid passport, a return ticket and a tourist visa are required by all non-Chinese nationals wishing to enter. Visas can be acquired from the local Chinese Embassy and cost �30 for a single entry visa and �45 for a multiple entry visa. It is worth noting that postal applications attract a �20 handling surcharge. All visitors are also required to fill in a health declaration certificate on arrival, entrance will be refused to HIV positive travellers.
Immigration or visa related enquiries should be directed towards the Chinese Embassy:
Embassy of the People's Republic of China (Consular Section) 49-51 Portland Place London W1N 4JL Tel: (020) 7 636 9375/5726 Fax: (020) 7 636 9756.
If you require UK representation while you are abroad you should contact the British Embassy:
British Embassy 11 Guang Hua Lu Jian Guo Men Wai Beijing 100600 Peoples Republic of China Tel:+  (10) 65 32 19 61/5 Fax:+  (10) 65 32 19 37. email firstname.lastname@example.org
There are also British Consulate Generals at Shanghai and Guangzhou.
Tourist information can be obtained from the China National Tourist Office:
China National Tourist Office 4 Glentworth Street London NW1 5PG Tel: (0171) 935 9787 Fax: (0171) 487 5842