Please be noted that all visitors
entering China are required to complete a health declaration
card that is distributed by the cabin crew during the flight
to China. Officially, China does not issue entry visas to
Vaccinations/inoculations are not required for travel
to China except for travelers arriving from or via an infected
area. Travelers arriving from or via an infected area must
hold a valid certificate of vaccination/inoculation. As health
requirements change without notice, please check with your
local public health department for current required or recommended
If you plan to try the food sold by street vendors, we suggest
that you consult your doctor about recommended inoculations.
The restaurants selected by Regent for its tour members maintain
high standards of food preparation and the quality of the
food served should not cause any concern.
Personal Medical History
If you have any health problems, ask your doctor
for a copy of your medical history should you need to consult
a Chinese doctor. This information should include your name,
address, insurance data, emergency contact, blood type, medical
problems and prior hospitalizations, current medications (generic
names) and dosages, drug allergies, and immunizations (with
Caution: Chinese people do not have
Rh-negative blood, and therefore their blood banks do not
store it. Also, type O blood is rare. Thus, persons with these
blood types should consult their physician for advice before
departing for China.
You may bring your prescription drugs to China. Pack
them in your carry-on luggage. Be sure that the medication
is clearly marked with a pharmacy label and doctor's instructions.
Try to anticipate what you will need and bring an adequate
supply for your entire tour. Since brand names in China are
different from those used in North America, ask your doctor
or pharmacist for the generic name for your prescription drug
in case you need a refill while in China.
All hotels on Chinabusinesstravel itineraries maintain
a medical clinic staffed by a doctor during the day. There
is a nominal charge for the doctor's services.
The most common maladies afflicting travelers in China are
respiratory problems such as head colds, bronchial conditions,
and sore throats. Diarrhea and constipation are also common.
If you are prone to any of these problems, you should bring
appropriate medications with you. However, if you forget to
bring them with you, our Regent guides will be glad to provide
you with Chinese herbal medicines for these common problems
at no charge to tour group members.
Even though most Western medicines are available in China,
we strongly suggest that you bring common nonprescription
medicine with you--e.g., aspirin, cold relief products, anti-diarrheals,
If you have insurance coverage for medical expenses and require
medicines or medical attention while abroad, keep all receipts
since most insurance carriers honor claims for such expenses.
Should you become ill and require hospitalization,
medical attention is available for emergencies throughout
China. Major hospitals have special wards reserved exclusively
for foreigners. Both Western and Chinese medicines are available.
Chinese physicians are well trained--many Chinese physicians
attended foreign medical schools and earned their internships
at foreign medical facilities--and their diagnostic techniques
are sophisticated, time-honored, and judicious.
Get a dental check-up prior to your trip. No one
wants to endure a toothache while on vacation (especially
on an airplane where cabin pressure can cause severe pain).
Take precautions by bringing dental necessities.
Chinabusinesstravel can arrange for wheelchairs at
most of the hotels on tour itineraries without charge. If
you do require the use of a wheelchair, please advise your
China tour specialist of this need in advance of booking your