Passports and Visas

Visa requirements are increasingly stringent. Travelers should have six months’ validity on their passports and allow at least one month for the application process. Prepare to pay $45–200, depending on country. Visitors also need to be in possession of a return plane ticket and an accommodation itinerary so if you’re visiting friends, book a hostel and cancel later. China offers many countries’ citizens a 144-hour transit visa, provided they have an international round-trip ticket. Single-entry visas are valid for three months, double-entry for six months, and multiple-entry ...

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