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Old 22nd February 2012, 05:32 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by wanderlust View Post
Anyone knows if one still needs to pass thru immigration and collect baggage when transiting in PVG?
Apparently so:

[KVS Availability Tool 6.9.5/Diamond - TIMATIC: Country Information: Customs]
China (People's Rep.) (CN)

 Baggage Clearance:
- Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in China
  (People's Rep.).
  Exempt: baggage of passengers in transit via Beijing (BJS),
  provided it is labeled to a destination outside of China,
  and the onward flight is within 24 hours.
  Passengers do not have to pick up their baggage by
  themselves if the connecting flight number is printed on the
  baggage tag as ground service staff will pick it up and
  deliver it to the baggage area of passenger's connecting
  There are no baggage transfer facilities at Shanghai
  Hongqiao (SHA) or Pu Dong (PVG) and baggage cannot be
  checked through to final destination. All baggage must be
  collected and re-checked in for the conneting flight. 

- Free import of:
  1. cigarettes: 400 (if staying less than 6 months) or 600
  (if staying 6 months or longer);
  2. two (if staying less than 6 months) or four (if staying 6
  months or longer) bottles of alcoholic beverages (each
  bottle not exceeding 75 centilitres);
  3. a reasonable quantity of perfume for personal use during
  stay in China. 
  1. printed matter directed against the public order and the
  morality of China;
  2. radio transmitters;
  3. exposed but undeveloped films; and
  4. all fruits, tomatoes, egg plants and red peppers.
- Free import by residents and non-residents with re-entry
  visa issued by any foreign country and carrying travel
  necessities not exceeding customs limitations: one video
  camera, one portable video recorder and one portable word

 Arms and Ammunition:
- Import, export and transit is allowed, provided prior
  authorisation is obtained from competent department. Arms
  and ammunition must be declared at all times. If prior
  authorisation is not obtained, import of arms and ammunition
  is prohibited.

 Additional Information:
- Antiques should be declared on arrival. 

- Free export of four cartons of tobacco products for personal
  Additional information: antiques should carry an
  authorisation seal or authorisation letter by the Department
  of Cultural Relics. A customs declaration obtained when
  entering China (People's Rep.) is required in case the items
  will be re-exported. 

- Cats and dogs (only one pet per passenger) may be imported
  either as passenger's checked baggage, in the cabin or as
  cargo and must be accompanied by a veterinary good health
  and rabies inoculation certificate, issued by the government
  veterinary authority at point of origin/departure.
  Certificate must be valid for at least 30 days on the date
  of arrival.
  Furthermore, the date of arrival cannot be more than 12
  months after the date of issue of the certificate. Cats and
  dogs are required to go into quarantine for at least 7 days
  (when arriving at Shanghai Pu Dong Airport) or 30 days (when
  arriving at other Chinese airports). Requirements and
  conditions vary per airport, depending on quarantine
  facilities that are available) with a prepaid fee (varies
  per airport) and other costs at owner's expense.
  Note: when exporting pets from Mudanjiang (MDG), pets are
  not permitted to be carried in the cabin.
  Passenger should refer to transporting airline for their
  specific regulations at all times.
  Note: Pets are not permitted in hotels in China.
  Prohibited: Birds. 

22 Feb 2012 / 09:29 [UTC]
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