To enter China, a visa is required for most visitors. Applying for a tourist visa is pretty simple and takes from 48 hours (express service) to 15 days. Cost of a tourist visa varies greatly between countries, and so does the length of the visa (from 30 days to 3 months).
Participants should apply for a tourist visa and usually the following is required :
- Valid passport (The Chinese authorities require a valid passport with an expiration date over 6 months past the departure date from China)
- Return Airline Ticket
- Hotel Reservation
Important: Chinese embassies and consulates close during the National Holiday between the 1st and 6th of October, so plan your visa request accordingly.
You can get more information on how to apply for a Chinese Visa here: