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     Step 1: Arrival at airport

If your airplane docks at one of the terminal building¡¯s aero-bridges, please walk to the international arrival hall through the passageway on the 2nd floor. Otherwise, please take the shuttle bus to the terminal building and walk to the hall.

     Step 2: Inspection and Quarantine
The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection, and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China has simplified the health declaration process for inbound and outbound passengers at airports:

  1. Passengers do not have to fill out the Entry-Exit Health Declaration Form at times when there is no international or domestic outbreak of epidemic diseases. However, passengers suffering from one or more of the following diseases, including fever, vomiting, infectious or psychosis diseases, please report immediately to the health inspection authorities on site. When taking microorganisms, human tissues, biological products, blood and its products, animals, plants and its products, passengers must declare to quarantine officers and accept inspection and quarantine.
  2. When there are international or domestic outbreak of epidemic diseases, passengers must fill in the Entry-Exit Health Declaration Form and go through the passenger check passageway. All their belongings have to be scanned by X ray machine one by one.


Monitoring of Epidemic Diseases

  • For your own safety and that of others, tests of body temperature and other forms of medical observation will be in place at the airport. Ailing passengers and those suspected to be ill will be stopped from entering the border and receive full epidemic investigation and medical examination, on the basis of which decisions for further action will be made.
  • Please note that passengers from yellow fever risk areas must provide a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate to the health inspection officers upon arrival.
  • Passengers with infectious diseases, including AIDS, venereal diseases, mental diseases, open tuberculosis, or with symptoms of fever, vomit, jaundice, diarrhea, acute rash or swollen lymph glands, should declare to inspection and quarantine authorities.

  • Chinese citizens, who have lived overseas for more than one year, should go to the health inspection's HIV/AIDS check point. Alternatively, passengers can collect an HIV inspection application form and undergo a health check at an inspection and quarantine institution or hospital (at or above county level) within one month.

  • International passengers coming to China with the aim of long-term work, study or residency will have to undergo a health check at an inspection and quarantine organ upon entering the country.


Health quarantine on special goods

  •   Passengers taking biological products, microorganisms, human body tissues, blood and its products should apply for approval of entry and exit health quarantine, receive corresponding health quarantine approval before entering the border. The inspection and quarantine department at the entry port will retain products which have not been approved.
  •  Passengers carrying tissues, organs and blood used for transplantation without approval should declare it themselves and apply for approval from the entry and exit inspection and quarantine institution within 10 days.
  • Passengers carrying biological and blood products for self-treatment should declare it themselves and produce diagnosis and prescription by a doctor for the course of treatment.


Quarantine on animal, plant and its products

  • Passengers with animals, plants and products should fill in quarantine details on the Customs declaration form, declare themselves to Customs and receive quarantine from corresponding authority. Animals, plants and products not on ¡°prohibited for entry list¡± can be checked and released if they are pest-free. Any animal, plant or its products which cannot produce quarantine results at site, should be quarantined in a laboratory or in isolation. Those which pass the quarantine, the passenger can take them back with a retention certificate. If the passenger fails to take them back within the designated time, they will be regarded as abandoned.

  • If a passenger carries animals, plants and products prohibited by the national government, including fruits, Solanaceae vegetables (including but not limited to tomatoes, eggplants and peppers), seeds of soybean and corn, and raw meat, they should be sent back within limited time or confiscated for destruction according to regulations. For those to be sent back with corresponding certificate, the passenger should take them and leave the nation with the certificate, and if he/she fails to take them back within the designated time, they will be regarded as abandoned.

  • Passengers taking plant seeds, seedings, and other reproduction material into the border that are not on the prohibited entry list should apply for quarantine approval from agricultural or forestry departments. When entering the border, they should provide corresponding approval certificate. If they cannot apply in advance under special circumstances, they should apply for related quarantine approval according to related rules. Inspection and quarantine institutions at ports of entry shall retain the objects. Passengers should complete the procedure within designated time, failure to get approval within the given time will lead to the goods being returned or destroyed.

  • Passengers bringing in dogs or cats as pets should produce valid animal health certificate, and rabies vaccine injection certificate produced by authorities of the export nation or area. Each person can only bring in one pet with his/her own passport. Inspection and quarantine authorities shall quarantine the pet at a designated venue for 30 days.

     Step 3: Frontier Inspection

Provisions on the exemption to fill in the entry/exit registration card when passengers pass through the frontier inspection.

  • From January 1, 2007, Chinese citizens are exempted from filling in the frontier inspection entry registration card;
  • From January 1, 2007, Chinese citizens are exempted from filling in the frontier inspection exit registration card;
  • Foreign tourists holding group visa to enter or leave China don¡¯t need to fill in foreigner entry/exit registration card.
  • Rules to submit documents for inspection when entry/exit passengers pass through checkpoints.
  • Entry/exit passengers who pass through frontier inspection shall submit their valid international travel documents (including passport and other entry and exit documents), visas (including residence permit or entrance permit, etc). Passengers who leave China shall show their flight boarding passes to border inspection officers.

Provisions for entry, exit and transit passengers who carry weapons

  1. Passengers carrying weapons to enter, leave or cross the border shall apply to the authorized department in advance
  2. Shall declare fully and correctly at check point when passing through frontier inspection and, with the approval of the regulatory agency, go through the frontier inspection formalities.

     Step 4: Baggage Claim

Passengers claim their checked-in baggage at the baggage claim hall which is located at the arrival exit. To avoid your baggage being mishandled staff at the exit may check and verify your baggage claim tag. Please cooperate with us. If there is any doubt please go to the baggage check counter.

     Step 5: Customs Inspection
Passengers carrying items prohibited or restricted for import and items that need to be declared to Customs according to Customs regulations shall fill in ¡°People¡¯s Republic of China Customs Inbound Passengers Baggage and Item Declaration Form,¡± and complete Customs clearance through the red channel. The rest of the passengers go through the green channel for Customs clearance.

Customs Acceptance Regulations

  1. Resident passengers may bring in duty-free articles for personal use worth a total of 5,000 yuan (including 5000 yuan, sic passim). Customs shall levy duty on the portion of the article(s) whose value exceeds the duty-free limit.
  2. Non-resident passengers may bring in duty-free items, which will remain in China, with a total worth of 2,000 yuan. Those exceeding the duty-free limit shall be released subject to payment of Customs duty.
  3. Passengers may bring duty-free into the country 1,500 ml. of alcoholic drinks (with alcohol content of 12% or above) and 400 individual cigarettes, or 100 individual cigars, or 500 grams of smoking tobacco. Those items designated for personal use, which exceed the duty-free limit, shall be released subject to payment of Customs duty.
  4. Passengers carrying over 20,000 yuan in cash or foreign currencies with a conversion rate exceeding US$5,000 shall be processed by Customs in accordance with the current regulations. Passengers carrying foreign currencies exceeding US$5,000, which will be taken out of the country at the end of their stay, shall complete a Customs Declaration Form in duplicate. One copy of this form, endorsed by Customs, shall be returned to the passenger for relevant procedures at the time of their exit.
  5. Passengers carrying animals, plants and/or products made of or from them, microorganisms, biological products, human tissue, blood and blood products, shall be processed by Customs in accordance with the current regulations.
  6. Passengers carrying radio transmitters and/or receivers or communication security devices shall be processed by Customs in accordance with the current regulations.
  7. Passengers carrying articles which are restricted or prohibited from entry into the country according to the laws of the People¡¯s Republic of China shall be processed by Customs in accordance with the current regulations.
  8. Passengers carrying goods, samples or articles for advertisement shall be processed by Customs in accordance with the current regulations.
  9. Passengers who declare unaccompanied luggage, which is to be transported separately, shall be processed by Customs in accordance with the current regulations.
    Step 6: Leaving the Airport
You will enter the Arrival Lobby after baggage claim, where you can meet your relatives and friends. Downtown Airport Shuttles or taxis are available outside the Arrival Lobby.

Taiwan residents go through landing visa formalities

Taiwan residents who take international (regional) flights to arrive at Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport may apply for entry endorsements (documents) at the airport visa office of the Zhejiang Public Security Department.

1. Passengers with mainland travel permit shall apply for landing visa with their mainland travel permit valid for more than three months. They shall submit a 2-inch photo at the same time.
2. Passengers with passport and personal ID go through landing visa formalities and will submit two 2-inch photos at the same time.

 Location: International arrival joint inspection hall
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