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1. Posted by jem.price (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y

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I am having mixed reports about arriving in China - will I be expected to provide evidence that I am travelling on from China? A travel agent said that it was imperative, yet I can't find evidence of this anywhere else, on the embassy website or the LP guides. This may be a problem as I was planning on travelling overland to Vietnam.
Has anyone done this? And how did they get round it?


2. Posted by stevieh (Respected Member 612 posts) 12y

Vietnam is one Hell of a way from China !!
I wasn't checked as I went in, but I was only staying a week and had a flight out booked in case they needed to see it, but I don't know if it's compulsory.
On the other hand, travelling overland through China won't be easy (do you speak Mandarin - the country people won't speak a syllable of English) and you may have to explain what you intend to do.
Will you be able to travel out of China in the time allowed by your visa?

3. Posted by orienteyec (Full Member 84 posts) 12y

who told u nobody in China speak English? ppl in cities all speak english

4. Posted by jem.price (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y

We have flights booked out of singapore so we have proof we are leaving China at some point now so it's not a problem any longer. But in answer to your questions yes we are preparing for lots of very very long train journeys! We are travelling over five weeks and are mainly visiting cities anyway, we are also meeting a chinese friend out there so if there is a problem with the langauge barrier in any remote areas, hopefully he will be of some help!
Thanks for your reply though.