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Many Canadians travel to China for business and pleasure each year. One of the first things you will notice is that it’s far from home, and it’s a long trip to get there, reinforcing the importance of having reliable travel insurance for your trip. When it comes to travel insurance for China, Blue Cross offers comprehensive coverage options, ensuring you can enjoy your trip and immerse yourself in the Chinese culture.

Travel tips for China

China has stricter travel rules than most countries. Canadians travelling to China must have a passport that is valid for at least six months after the anticipated departure date. Tourist, business, student and work visas are all required; however, there are some instances when a tourist visa is not required. Within 24 hours of entering the country, you must register the address where you will stay during your visit. If you are staying in a hotel, this registration is commonly done as part of your check-in process.

If you plan to visit Hong Kong or Macao, you must apply for a visa that allows multiple entries to the country. You also need a permit if you want to take part in a tour of Tibet.

Tourists are commonly targets for pickpocketing and theft in tourist areas. Extortion by taxi drivers is also common, so exercise caution. Note that a Canadian driver’s license is not recognized in China. The legal drinking age is 18. The currency is the yuan, and it is illegal to use foreign currency in the country. However, you can exchange currency at approved locations. Some international credit cards are accepted.

Monsoon season is from April to October, a common time for rainstorms, flooding and landslides. Typhoons are also common during this time in southern and eastern regions. The average temperature in China varies based on the region, but it can be as low as −9°C from November to March, and from 13 to 32°C from April to October, with July and August being the warmest months. Popular months for travel are September to November, and January to February for the Chinese New Year.

With a long trip ahead, it’s even more important to ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance for China to make sure you have a safe trip.

Why travel insurance is important for your trip to China...

Travel with confidence with Blue Cross

Whether your travels take you to the capital city of Beijing and the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square or the Forbidden City, or to Shanghai to take in its unique metropolitan building structures, having travel insurance in China is important, especially since you are on the other side of the world.

The importance of travel insurance for China

Considering the cost to fly to China and the length of the trip, it’s essential to have travel insurance that covers you for trip interruption and lost luggage, ensuring you are protecting your financial investment. Blue Cross offers comprehensive travel insurance policies that will cover you for your trip to China, allowing you to take peace of mind in knowing we are here to help, should you need us.

Our travel insurance coverage for China is based on your age, trip length and the travel insurance plan you choose, ensuring that you can find an affordable travel insurance plan that meets all of your travel needs.

Learn more about your travel insurance options by contacting us today. You can also get a free quote online and explore your travel insurance options with Blue Cross from the comfort of your own home.

General China Canada
Continent: Asia
Population (2012): 1,350,695,000 34,754,312 (2012)
Area (km2): 9,596,961 9,984,670
Capital: Beijing
Currency: Renminbi (yuan)
Official language(s): Standard Chinese
Drive: Right
Diesel (2012): 1.28 1.23 (2012)
Gasoline (2013): 1.23 1.23 (2013)

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