Also keep in mind that the frequency and number of flights to America have been greatly reduced. There are currently no major threats to tourist health and safety. See full list on chinahighlights.
Take precautions and use common sense, particularly around the tourist areas and in crowded places like markets. Be particularly careful at night.
At all times try to stick to busy, well-lit places. Make sure that you take notice of advice fr. Be aware that local laws and penalties, even those which may seem harsh by your home country standards, do apply to you. For example, there are strictly enforced laws which prohibit demonstrations unless they have prior approval from the government.
Penalties for drug offenses are severe, and include the death penalty, as do certain other serious crimes. If you are lost then ask for directions as they will usually be happy to help. For better communications, simple notes with common expressions both in Chinese and English are recommende and also carry a card with your hotel’s name and address in Chinese as well as English writing.