November 6-8, 2024
Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center

Welcome to China!

Your Guide to the Latest Entry Policies and Travel Tips

Latest Entry Policy for Foreign Visitors

China warmly welcomes exhibitors and visitors from the globe with the latest entry policy designed to make your exhibit and visit experience as smooth as possible. As of the latest update, visitors from Switzerland, Ireland, Hungary, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Australia, Malaysia and Thailand are now visa-exempt for entry into China. You can check the latest entry requirements via China Travel Tips for Foreigners Presented by RXGC before you arrange your trip to China.

  

 

Navigating Shenzhen, China: Travel Tips for Foreigners

Mobile Payments

China is a pioneer in mobile payment technology. Platforms like Alipay and WeChat Pay are widely used across the country, from bustling metropolises to serene countryside. Setting up a mobile payment option can make your transactions seamless, whether you're buying a souvenir or savouring street food.


Connectivity

Purchasing a local SIM card or a portable Wi-Fi device can keep you connected. Ensure your phone is unlocked before your trip to use local SIM cards.


Accommodation

You are recommended to book your hotel room before visiting China. Shenzhen offers a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets, from luxury hotels to cozy hostels. Platforms such as Ctrip (Trip.com), Booking.com, and Airbnb are popular and trustworthy for finding the perfect stay. Alternatively, you may visit the official website of your preferred hotel brand to book your stay.


Opening a bank account

China domestic major banks such as Bank of China, ICBC, and China Construction Bank offer services to foreigners. You'll typically need your passport, a valid visa or a foreigner's permanent residence ID card, and a phone number to set up an account. In China, you can use your bank card to make payments at any merchant that has a POS machine. Additionally, linking your domestic bank card to mobile payment apps such as UnionPay, WeChat Pay, or Alipay offers the convenience of mobile transactions.


Getting Around

China's extensive high-speed train network connects Shenzhen with major cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, as well as tourist attractions efficiently. For local commutes, DiDi (the Chinese equivalent of Uber) is a convenient option. Always have your destination written in Chinese or saved on your phone to show your driver.