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 
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:+ [86] (10) 65 32 19 61/5 
Fax:+ [86] (10) 65 32 19 37. 
email bc.beijing@bc-beijing.sprint.com 

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 
NW1 5PG 
Tel: (0171) 935 9787 
Fax: (0171) 487 5842