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Beijing enjoys a continental climate (cold and dry in winter, hot and humid in summer) with temperatures that easily drop to -20°C in winter and rise - just as easily - to +40°C in summer. Spring and autumn are generally the best times to travel to Beijing. Nevertheless, winter can be a good time to discover Beijing under a blue sky if you are not too afraid of the cold.
The currency is the yuan or renminbi (RMB). The myth of China as a cheap destination has been around for some time now! Today, a stay in Beijing costs about the same as a stay in a large western city. Please note: in Beijing, many things are being negotiated. Plan accordingly for a lot of cash (it is easy to withdraw cash from a vending machine)
To travel to China, you need a passport (valid for more than 6 months after the planned departure from the country) and a visa. The tourist visa (L visa) is valid for a maximum of 1 month. It costs 26 € and is available in 5 working days. To obtain the latter, you must present: a return flight ticket, a letter of invitation and/or proof of accommodation or a copy of hotel reservations for the entire duration of the stay, as well as a bank statement (to prove that you can support yourself once in Beijing) or a certificate from your employer and proof from your insurance company that you are covered in the event of medical repatriation.
No vaccinations are required to travel to Beijing. Neither you nor your children are afraid of anything else, as long as you remember not to drink tap water (not potable) and to wash your hands as often as possible. These tips, along with basic hygiene, should help you make the most of your stay in Beijing.
A new virus, the coronavirus nCoV, has been identified by the Chinese authorities. Appeared in December 2019 in Wuhan in Hubei province, it is transmitted from person to person by air and causes illnesses ranging from colds to more severe pathologies. Symptoms are similar to those of the flu (fever, cough and shortness of breath). At the beginning of February 2020, there were 500 deaths and 25,000 people infected. If you are planning to travel to China, it is strongly advised to check the WHO website and the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.