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 Shenzhen 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 Shenzhen Airport or Jieyang Airport under transition condition cannot leave the area of Guangdong Province The 5-day visa on arrival is also issued at several land crossings from Hong Kong to Shenzhen, at Luohu, Huanggang, Shekou and Fuyong ports.
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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, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google and more. Travellers are recommended to buy a VPN service in order to connect to these sites and apps. 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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Airport

Airport

Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport was located about 35 km from downtown on the east bank of the estuary of Zhujiang River. There are several shuttle bus lines available, running between the airport and the downtown area. The hotline of the Shuttle Bus is 0755-27519861 or 0751-27519862. There is also the Airport Express bus which takes approximately 35 minutes to arrive in the city centre at Hualian Dasha. Taxi station is located the eastern side of the 2nd floor of Ground Transportation Center (GTC). The taxis in Shenzhen are divided into green, red and electric taxis; the red and electric taxis operate within the whole city while the green taxis are only allowed to operate outside the Special Economic Zone.
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Public Transport

Public Transport

Metro The Shenzhen Metro is modern, well-organized and cheap. Virtually all the major tourist destinations like Window on the World are covered by the metro. You can simply buy tickets via touchscreen ticket machines (Chinese and English) at the station. Most of the stations open at 06:30, and close at 23:00. Shenzhen’s metro fares vary depending on the length of the journey. Bus With nearly 500 bus lines and close to 10000 buses, Shenzhen has a well-developed city bus system. There are presently 3 large city bus companies in the city. They are the Shenzhen Bus Group Co., the City West Bus Company, and the City East Bus Company. The public buses normally have a ticket office on the bus and the officer will come around to collect ticket fees. Transit passes Transit passes are available in metro stations and are suitable for all transportation services except taxis. Minibus and bus fares cost from ¥2 to ¥10.
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Pharmacy

Pharmacy

It is advised to visit pharmacy with a Chinese speaker or have your symptoms written in Chinese as it is not guaranteed that the shopkeeper can speak English. Shenzhen Accordance Pharmacy is a 24-hour pharmacy chain in Shenzhen. Tel: 0755 2587 5330 Most other pharmacies open from early in the morning to late evening. Futian District: 1. Badeng sub-branch 031 Address: Number 3 Building, 30 Honglingnan Lu, Futian District Tel: 0755 8224 4524 2. Fuxing sub-branch 025 Address: Ground floor, Fuhai Building, Fuxing Lu, Futian District Tel: 0755 8360 2717 Luohu District: 1. Caopu sub-branch 100 Address: 2048 Jindaotian Lu, Luohu District Tel: 0755 2567 1329 2. Fenghuang sub-branch 412 Address: 182 Fenghuang Lu, Luohu District Tel: 0755 2554 5418
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