Packing Tips for China

• Check the maximum luggage weight allowed per traveler by your airline and pack accordingly. For international flights, each passenger is usually allowed to have two checked bags of 50 lbs each and a carry-on (no larger than 14” x 9” x 22”). On China domestic flights, each passenger is allowed to have a checked bag weighing up to 44 lbs. Check with your airline for specifics.

• Travel light and comfortably! You should pack mostly casual clothes for your visit and two pairs of good walking shoes. For your visit to the CCAA, you may dress business casual, but one outfit should suffice. Don’t forget to leave extra space in your suitcase for your souvenirs!

• Pack an extra set of clothes and toiletries in your carry on bag. Most importantly, pack your medications in your carry on bag, just in case your luggage is lost, or you are on a long layover, and wish to change clothes and have access to your medications.

• Remember to bring more than enough medication for your trip, in case your stay is extended for any reason beyond your control. Prescription medications should be kept in their original containers, and you may want to consider bringing cold medicines, and anti-diarrheal medicines, as well as over the counter pain killers, just in case.

• Don’t forget your camera, extra batteries and/or charger with electric plug adaptor/converter, sunglasses, extra contact lenses or glasses, sunscreen, personal toiletries, insect repellant, hand sanitizer, a journal for you and your child(ren), cash, and your travel documents.

• Make photo copies of your credit cards and write the international contact phone number down in case of theft or loss, so you can cancel them right away. Also notify your credit card companies and/or bank that you are going to be using the card(s) out of the country.

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