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China souvenir limit?

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1. Posted by fuzzypuppy (Budding Member 62 posts) 9y

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I was reading the Let's Go China travel guide and they say that each person is limited to ¥300 worth of souvenirs.

Not only does this seem ridiculously low (C$45) the Frommer's travel guide mentions nothing about it...unless they mean you can remove up to ¥300 in currency (the Let's Go guide seems badly written to me) which still doesn't make sense because the Frommer's guide says the currency export limit is ¥6,000.

Can anyone shed some light on this?

2. Posted by zeidae (Budding Member 5 posts) 9y

This is not true at all. No limit.

3. Posted by ellyse (Full Member 195 posts) 9y

Ignore that. That's rubbish.

4. Posted by Lugor79 (Full Member 70 posts) 9y

Don't know about 'no limit', but 300Yuan is very little and really doesn't make sense. I mean China wants tourists to come and spend money, why would they set such a low limit (if there is one..).

I think the answer should be "reasonable amount", probably determined by the Custom/Immigration Agent on your way out.

jz

5. Posted by A-T-PRC (Budding Member 10 posts) 9y

I wouldn't go with what's listed in guidebooks, they should always be taken with a grain of salt as information is always changing. Go here instead.

If you're still in doubt or confused after reading that site, there's still the option of mailing the stuff home.

6. Posted by fuzzypuppy (Budding Member 62 posts) 9y

Thanks! It made no sense but I wanted to make sure.

I guess I won't be relying on Let's Go for travel advice anymore.

7. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

Yip l can agree with all the advise you've been given - l was in Beijing in June and l definately spent alot more than 300 Yuan on gifts and keepsakes!