China is part of Asia with main city at
Beijing. It's usually 🌤️ 19.59 °C in China with a rainfall of 🌧 112.90 mm. Almost no one in China asks for tips. Internet speed in China is on average 4.1 Mbps. In China you drive on the right side. Its Developing country with a
population of 1B people. The main currency is Yuan Renminbi. The languages
spoken are Chinese. Automatic teller machines are common in China. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing 🌤️ ~19.59 °C 🌧 ~112.90 mm 👨👩👦👦 1B people
🛡️ Travel safety
Do not travel
Direct flights between China and Australia are limited. You may be permitted to enter China with a valid Chinese residence permit. If despite our advice you travel to China, you'll be required to provide negative COVID-19 test results prior to flying. China has introduced additional testing requirements with tighter time-frames. This may change at short notice and entail multiple tests. Contact your nearest Chinese embassy/consulate or your airline to confirm requirements. You'll be requested to undertake at least 14 days mandatory quarantine at a designated hotel or facility on arrival followed by additional COVID-19 prevention measures determined by local authorities at your entry point and final destination in China. Measures may include an additional period of home quarantine. If you’re already in China, and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. We continue to advise: Do not travel to China due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.
issued date: February 9, 2021
China uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type A, Type C and Type I.
The languages that are typically spoken are Chinese
💱 Currencies Used
China uses the Chinese yuan (symbol: ¥), code CNY.Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 yuan and 50, 20 and 10 fens. Yuan is subdivided into 100 fens. Coins come in denominations of 1 yuan and 50, 10, 5, 2 and 1 fens.
Accepted only within large businesses Credit cards are only accepted within China from large businesses & hotels. Visa, MasterCard, Maestro and UnionPay are the most widely accepted. Discover and American Express are less common. Diners Club is pretty rare. JCB and RuPay are unknown.Note that even if you have appropriate card type, international credit cards (issued outside China) have low acceptance within merchants.
Automatic teller machines are common in China. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Do not tip Almost no one in China asks for tips. It is not expected nor obligatory to give a tip. Receipts might sometimes include a service charge.
Internet speed in China is on average 4.1 Mbps. Majority of the websites (including Google, YouTube and Facebook) are blocked in China meaning you will need to use special software called VPN to access those blocked sites. Read more to get the most popular ones.
You can buy a SIM card for about ¥54.06, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: China Mobile (????), China Telecom (????) or China Unicom (????). China uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in China upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call China, dial +, then 86 (the country code for China), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within China, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 10 .
🛣️ Road rules
In China you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100-120 km/h (62-74 mph) on motorways, 100-120 km/h (62-74 mph) on expressways, 30-60 km/h (18-37 mph) in all built-up areas and 60-80 km/h (37-49 mph) on undivided highways. Right turn on red lights is allowed unless a sign explicitly forbids it. It is illegal to drive with blood alcohol content higher than 0.02%.
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