Vaccination before the trip to China

Recommended vaccinations

Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis


Measles, mumps, rubella

Hepatitus A

Hepatitis B

Cholera / ETEC

Recommendation for long-term stays in the country, backpacking, volunteer work, residence, etc.


Japanese encephalitis


TBE occurs in northern China. Vaccination is recommended when staying in nature during the summer.


Recommended for children who cannot report bites, people who are at risk.


Mandatory vaccinations

Yellow fever

Only if you arrive within 6 days (ie stay, transit> 12h) from areas with yellow-fever transmission.

Other recommendations


In some areas of China, prophylaxis with malaria tablets may be recommended.

Mosquito protection

There is a risk of mosquito-borne diseases. Protect yourself from mosquito bites.


There is a risk of rabies. Do not contact mammals such as dogs, cats, monkeys. Seek medical attention immediately if you are bitten.

Good to know before the trip to China

China is a fantastic country to visit that offers endless sights. Millions of people visit China every year, making the country one of the world’s most visited countries. Tourists are attracted by China’s ancient history and its traditions. Nature offers incredible experiences from the plains in the north to the Himalayas in the west and the hugely populous cities, such as Hong Kong and Beijing.

Before a trip to China, it may be worthwhile to find valuable tips on things to do and places to visit, while it is also important to read about the practicalities. China is East Asia’s largest nation and also the world’s most populous. It is an adorably beautiful country with many contrasts and huge shopping opportunities. Thanks to the growing industry, the economy grown many times over the last decades. As a traveler in the country, however, respect for laws and regulations is a high priority and it is also easy for you to experience cultural clashes. Read carefully about local customs and traditions.

Appropriate vaccinations

There are no required vaccinations for entry into China (only against yellow fever if you have been in such an area before entry). However, it is recommended that you get vaccinated against polio, tetanus / diphtheria and against jaundice. For safety, you can also get vaccinated against Japanese meningitis.

Food and hygiene in China

When it comes to food, there is not much that is not eaten in China. Everything from chicken feet to dog meat is common and hygiene is not always the best, although it is considered one of the better in Asia. Chinese cuisine generally tastes good with very sweet and sour sauces and interesting combinations. But be prepared that you may suffer from stomach ailments if you do not use your common sense. Do not drink tap water – buy bottled bottles or boil the water. Hotel rooms are always equipped with a kettle.

How to simplify your stay in China

First of all, it’s good if you can learn a little mandarin before setting foot in China. Outside the big cities and tourist areas, it is unusual to speak English. Remember not to touch people through body contact. You do not even greet by shaking hand but greet only through a slight nod. If, on the other hand, you want to get to know Chinese, you should go out for karaoke – it is infinitely popular. Visa is required upon entry and a valid passport that extends over 6 months.

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