Current travel advisories for China

Last Update: Friday, 15. February 2019 at 18:14

We advice caution when travelling to China.


Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 2.3 / 5

China is a country in Asia (Eastern Asia) with around 1,331 million citizens and a land mass of 9,596,960 km². We detected travel advisories from 4 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 2.4 / 5

China shares land borders with 14 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 2.4 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Afghanistan (5.0), North Korea (4.3), Pakistan (3.8), India (2.7), Nepal (2.2), Myanmar (2.2), Kazakhstan (2.0), Kyrgyzstan (2.0), Russia (2.0), Tajikistan (2.0), Laos (1.8), Vietnam (1.5), Mongolia with (1.0) and Bhutan with (1.0 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise normal safety and security precautions elsewhere in China.

Danger level: 0


New Zealand government

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Exercise increased caution in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region due to the potential for violent civil unrest.

Reisewarnstufe: 2

Exercise increased caution / Some Risk.

Maltese government

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:

Danger level: 1

Take normal precautions.

US American government

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise increased caution in China due to arbitrary enforcement of local laws as well as special restrictions on dual U.S.-Chinese nationals. Chinese authorities have asserted broad authority to prohibit U.S. citizens from leaving China by using ‘exit bans,’ sometimes keeping U.S. citizens in China for years. China uses exit bans coercively: to compel U.S. citizens to participate in Chinese government investigations, to lure individuals back to China from abroad, and to aid Chinese authorities in resolving civil disputes in favor of Chinese parties. In most cases, U.S. citizens only become aware of the exit ban when they attempt to depart China, and there is no method to find out how long the ban may continue. U.S. citizens under exit bans have been harassed and threatened. U.S. citizens may be detained without access to U.S. consular services or information about their alleged crime. U.S. citizens may be subjected to prolonged interrogations and extended detention for reasons related to “state security.” Security personnel may detain and/or deport U.S. citizens for sending private electronic messages critical of the Chinese government. Extra security measures, such as security checks and increased levels of police presence, are common in the Xinjiang Uighur and Tibet Autonomous Regions. Authorities may impose curfews and travel restrictions on short notice. China does not recognize dual nationality. U.S.-Chinese citizens and U.S. citizens of Chinese heritage may be subject to additional scrutiny and harassment, and China may prevent the U.S. Embassy from providing consular services. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Danger level: 2


Canadian government

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution.

Danger level: 3

Exercise a high degree of caution.

Irish government

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
High degree of caution

Danger level: 3

High degree of caution.

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information.


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Note of the displayed travel advisories
These trabel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown if a first indicator.