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Airport

Airport

Nanjing Lukou International Airport is located in the southeastern corner and 35.8 km from Nanjing city. The Airport Express leaves every 30 minutes between 6:00 and 20:30 at the Zhonghuamen long-distance passenger depot which is next to the Zhonghuamen metro station. To get there by metro, get off at Zhonghuamen metro station or take bus services 2, 38, 16, 39, 49, 111 or 116 to Xijie Street stop or Runtai market stop. Taxi cabs are offered 24 hours on the first floor of the Arrival Terminal.
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Passport / Visa

Passport / Visa

For citizens of the following countries, the visa is not requested for short term stays : - 90 days: Bosnia and Herzegovina, San Marino - 60 days: Mauritius - 30 days: Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Ecuador, Fiji, Grenada, Qatar, Serbia, Seychelles, Tonga, United Arab Emirates. - 15 days: Brunei, Japan, Singapore. Holders of passports issued by the following 49 countries do not require a visa for a 144-hour stay if they are transiting through Hangzhou Airport or Shanghai Hongqiao Airport. However, passengers need to provide ticket showing their first destination, which should be outside China, nor could it be in the same country as the inbound flight. - All European Union citizens, Albania, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Iceland, Japan, Macedonia, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Qatar, Russia, South Korea, Switzerland, Ukraine, United States. - Messengers who enter China by Shanghai, Hangzhou, or Nanjing Airport under transition condition cannot leave the area of Zhejiang, Jiangsu, and Shanghai.
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Internet Access and VPN in China

Internet Access and VPN in China

Due to the Internet policy of China, certain websites and applications are not accessible from the mainland, which includes those very commonly used in the west (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google, Skype and more). Some travellers have been able to gain access to those via a VPN service (installed prior to arrival in China). Make sure you comply with local laws and regulations when deciding on whether or not to employ a VPN, and which one to choose (if you do, only use those explicitly allowed by the Chinese government, and only use them for authorised purposes to avoid any trouble). There have been reports of foreigners in China getting their cell service cut off in response to unauthorised use of VPN being detected; restoring cell service required a trip to the local police station where contents of the device were investigated and certain apps removed. Giving that Google is banned in China, Google Maps might not be the most accurate and reliable source of information. Some local apps such as Baidu Maps and AutoNavi tend to work better than Google Maps.
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Taxi

Taxi

It is convenient and simple to travel by taxi in Nanjing. The taxis are all painted in green. There are some taxi stands on the main streets in Nanjing but the simplest way is just to hail a taxi near the train station, the airport, bus stops, scenic spots or the hotels. It is also advised to use the meter instead of bargaining with the cab driver, however, if you travel to suburban areas of Nanjing, then you should bargain with the driver before you get in the taxi. You can also use the taxi cab hailing service with WeChat or Alipay (like the Chinese version of Uber).
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