Practical Information


Customs There are restrictions on the type of things you can bring into and take from China. These limits include the amount of cigarettes(400) and wine or spirits (2 bottles) that can be imported. Cash amounts that exceed US $5000 must be declared at customs upon entering China. Importing perishable goods is prohibited. Jewelry, cultural relics, gold and silver items and handicrafts bought in China are required to be shown to customs when departing. Customs reserves the right to confiscate articles deemed “cultural treasures,” which are items dated earlier than 1795. Make sure you keep the receipt when you buy jewelry, art, and antiques. You might need to present the receipt to the custom officials when you leave China.