China is divided into 23 provinces, five autonomous regions,
four municipal districts under the direct jurisdiction of the Central Government, and one special
administrative region. The 23 provinces are
The five autonomous regions are
The four municipal districts are
is a special administrative region.
Inbound and outbound passengers to and from China must accept health quarantine inspections if requested.
Persons carrying such objects as microorganisms, tissues from human body, biological products, blood, or
blood products cannot enter or exit China unless they apply with a health quarantine service and accept
the required quarantine inspections.
Persons who enter or leave China carrying, or consigning for shipment luggage or objects which may cause
the spread of contagious disease must submit to health quarantine inspections. The quarantine inspection
service shall treat or destroy such articles such as food, drinks, and aquatic products if they are
contaminated by contagious diseases.
Persons arriving from areas infested with yellow fever must present certificates of inoculation against
yellow fever to the quarintine department upon entering China. Any such person without the above mentioned
certificate will be detained for observation until the sixth (6th) day after leaving the infested area,
or such person may be inoculated and detained until the time when the inoculation is deemed effective.
Health quarintine services are required by law to prevent any foreigner suffering from AIDS, venereal
diseases (VD), leprosy, mental illness, or active tuberculosis to enter China.
Animal & Plant Quarantine:
The following objects may not be brought into China: 1) Animal and plant pathogens (including bacterial and venomous vaccines), pests and other injurious organisms; 2) animals and plants, their products, and other quarantinable objects from countries and regions infested by infectious diseases; 3) animal carcasses; and 4) soil.
Persons intending to bring animals, plants, and related products or other quarantinable objects into China must submit application forms to the Chinese customs, and these should be examined by the quarantine department. Thos who bring animals into China must present quarantine and related certificates issued by the country or region of origin.
Each passenger is allowed to bring one pet into China. Such pets should be accompanied by quarantine and rabies-immunization certificates.
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