When traveling abroad, be sure to have a valid passport and any necessary visas. Similarly, if you are on a business trip make certain to have any relevant documentation with you, if you are to avoid delays and any embarrassment. Have all such documents ready to hand should you need to produce them and above all do take special care of them.
A passport, valid for at least 3 month after your visit to China and the necessary visa or permits if you are traveling with our program. The visa should be approved prior to entering China and a permit for Tibet must be obtained 15 days before entering Tibet. If you only plan to travel and stay in Hong Kong you are exempt from applying for a China visa.
Most people only need to apply for a single –entry visa, which is usually valid for 3 months after the issuing date and will permit you to stay in China for a maximum of 30 days.
You need permits to go to Tibet. If you only go to Lhasa, a Tibet permit will be sufficient but, if you want to go further to the "unopened" areas, you also need an Alien's travel permit issued by the PSB of Tibet.
If you are to travel to Tibet, you are required to provide a doctor's certificate stating that you are fit to travel and your blood pressure and heart condition are normal in case that the very high altitude have the possible effects on you.
We suggest you take your medical record with you in case that you need it in the event of an emergency, and please also take with you your doctor's name, address and phone number, emergency contact name and phone number, and your insurance company's name, address and phone number. More Yangtze River Cruise Tips
When cruising, there are some specific documents that you should keep securely. Make sure your ship passage and the boarding certificate as well as visa or passport are ready for checking when joining your ship, otherwise, you could be refused to board. Once on board you will be issued with an embarkation card that will enable you to make credit purchases during the voyage. It also acts as your identification card to enable you to return on board from excursions ashore. This card is to be handed back when you settle your account and disembark at the end of your cruise.
You will have arranged travel insurance prior to the start of your tour and you should have the policy documents with you should you need to claim during the course of your trip. While every precaution is taken to ensure your safety and that of your property accidents can happen and by having your documents to hand it is possible to ensure prompt attention in the event of any problems.
It is recommended that you bring photocopies of important documents such as your passport, etc. in case the originals be lost or stolen.
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