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Safety & Security (China)

China is a relatively safe country to travel, however, petty crime still happens. To protect yourself from petty crime avoid walking alone at night, keep your belongings close, don't accept drinks/food or cigarettes from strangers and don’t leave food or drinks unattended. Please keep in mind that cash or wallets in pockets, obvious jewellery and swinging handbags may attract unwanted attention. Make sure your valuables and cash are secure and inconspicuous.

Do not leave any valuables unattended in your hotel room. There are safe deposit boxes available at the hotel concierge to lock valuables away as most hotels will not have in-room safes. Bring a lock for your main luggage. While sightseeing or travelling between cities, you must carry these valuables with you.

Other things to take note of whilst in-country:

  • High pollution levels are a problem in major cities. Local authorities will advise of any necessary information
  • Always carry identification on you and show it to appropriate authorities when asked
  • If you get a new passport while in China, you must obtain a new Chinese visa otherwise you may not be able to leave the country. Please contact the local Australian embassy or Consulate General if you lose your passport while travelling in China. Contact information can be found on the Smartraveller China webpage.

Online Information

For the latest Health and Safety information for travellers visit www.smartraveller.gov.au