Yunnan
Yunnan
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PASSPORT & VISA
  • In order to enter the People's Republic of China, you must be provided with a valid passport, valid for at least 6 months after your return date.
  • A visa is required to travel to Yunnan. For French nationals, it is a tourist visa of 30 days maximum. For other nationalities, inquire at the embassy or consulate.
  • To obtain the Chinese visa, you will need to provide:
  • A passport with a minimum validity of 6 months after the end of stay, containing at least two blank free pages side by side for affixing the visa.
  • An identity photo size 4.8 x 3.3 cm (on a plain background)
  • The official visa application form of the Chinese Embassy, ​​completed and signed
  • A round trip ticket reservation
  • Other documents may be requested in addition depending on the type of visa (reservation of your hotel, a certificate of insurance, a tax notice dated date of the applicant ...)
  • Once the visa issued, it has a duration of 3 months, the traveler therefore has this period to enter the Chinese territory.
  • For information, if you wish to continue your trip in other Asian countries, several consulates located in Kunming can issue you the necessary visas.
  • Before leaving, we advise you to photocopy all important documents (passport, electronic equipment invoices, insurance policy, plane tickets, driving license ...). A handy tip if you lose your papers or valuables.
HEALTH and VACCINES
  • No vaccinations are required to go to Yunnan, however, we recommend you to be up to date in all your classic vaccinations (diphtheria, tetanus, typhoid, poliomyelitis, meningitis, typhoid, hepatitis A and B).
  • Some people recommend getting vaccinated against hepatitis A and B, as well as being vaccinated against rabies. Make an appointment with a vaccination center to get their opinion.
  • Do not hesitate to provide a small pharmacy kit with some basic products, this will be very useful in case of first aid (antiseptics, anti-mosquito, anti-diarrhea)
  • For any further information, do not hesitate to visit your doctor before departure.
CLIMATE
  • The province of Yunnan has the particularity of grouping all types of climate thanks to its topography. It is therefore a province that can be visited the twelve months of the year.
  • Depending on the region, you will find a climatic variation.
  • The South, especially Xishuangbanna, is a hot and humid region where there are two seasons: the dry season from October to May, and the monsoon season from June to September.
  • From Kunming to Lijiang, the climate is dry and it is an ideal area to visit throughout the year. Temperatures are generally between 4 ° C in winter and 25 ° C in summer.
  • With regard to the northern temperatures, the Shangri-la region, they can be very low in the mountains in winter, down to -12 ° C (from December to February) and can go up to 20 ° C during the summer (from June to August). Note that the differences in temperature between day and night are important, so plan warm clothes and adequate for your evenings and nights.
  • You will understand, remember to bring warm sweaters and clothes for the winter, and hat and sunscreen from the month of March.
  • Prefer spring and autumn to go to Yunnan, these are the best times as you will escape the cold of winter and the summer rains. For information, in early May and throughout October are national holiday periods in China, many Chinese travelers take advantage of this period to travel to Yunnan, hotel rates and transportation are higher than the rest of year.
INSURANCE
 
All travelers are required to take out an insurance policy for their trip before participating in our tours. This insurance will cover you in case of cancellation of your trip, your flight, and theft or loss of your luggage, diseases or accidents.
 
MONEY
 
Be sure to ask your bank about the use of your credit card and the fees for using it. Travel options exist, so consider traveling at no extra cost.
 
ELECTRICITY
 
The Chinese power grid is the same as in France, 220 volts, but you will still need to provide a universal adapter because the plugs are flat plugs.
 
 
 
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