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   On arrival in China from abroad, foreigners have to go through the following procedures, just as in other countries.

   Health Check

   On arrival, the first check you have to pass is the Quarantine Check. At the checkpoint, you will be required to show your visa and passport and fill in a Health Declaration Form. Anyone with listed diseases such as yellow fever, cholera, VD, leprosy, infectious pulmonary tuberculosis or AIDS will be prohibited. Those coming from areas with epidemics yellow fever must show their valid certificates of inoculation against this disease. Those with symptoms of fever, diarrhea, vomiting or rashes must declare this information accurately.

   Frontier Inspection

   During this procedure, you are required to fill in Entry Registration Cards, and present your passport, visa and quarantine certificates for inspection.

   The frontier inspection station has the right to forbid the personnel with any of the following circumstances to enter China:

   Those who hold no exit-entry certificates

   Holders of invalid, false, altered exit-entry certificates

   Holders of other persons' certificates

   Those who refuse to receive the health check and the frontier inspection

   Those who fail to pass through the port specified

   Those who are forbidden to enter by the Ministry of Public Security of the State Council and the Ministry of State Security

   Those who are not permitted according to the Chinese laws and administrative regulations

   Luggage Check

   For the sake of maintaining social safety, the frontier inspection station has the right to check all the luggage brought into China.

   Old and waste materials, food, micro-organisms, biological products, portions of human body, blood or its products, or animals that may spread infectious diseases among humans are forbidden to enter. Any printed material, film, tapes that are 'detrimental to China's politics, economy, culture and ethics' are also forbidden to bring into China.

   Note: Each travel is recommended to take no more than one Bible into China.

   Also during this process, customs declaration will be made. And only when you pass all the procedures that you really and legally enter China.

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