Guangzhou 2017 Travel and Visa Information

Travel Information

1. Travel advice

The main entry point to Guangzhou is Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. Access from Baiyun International Airport to Huashi Hotel is summarized in the PDF file.

2. Electricity

Electricity service in Guangzhou is 220 Volts AC, 50 Hz. They accommodate both flat prongs (like in the U.S. and Japan) and round prongs (like much of Europe and Asia). If you wish to bring electric devices for use during your stay, a transformer, which can be bought before travel or in China for RMB100-200, is necessary. Most of the hotels in China have both 110V and 220V electrical outlets in the bathrooms, though in guest rooms usually only 220V sockets are available. Visit for more details.

3. Internet Service

The free Internet service is typically available and included in the hotels' room rate.

4. Currency

The RMB is the unit of currency in China. 1.00 RMB corresponded to 0.1372 in Euro and 0.1452 in US$ on 19 November 2016. Please refer to updated currency information.

Visa Requirements

Workshop attendees should apply for the F type of visa. For more information on visa applications, please see the website of Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in your own country. For example, the website for Chinese Embassy in the United States of America:

If you need an invitation letter for your visa, please contact Xiang Weng or Xuesong Geng and provide the following information: Full name, E-mail address, telephone number, affiliation, and passport number.


Ms. Liuyi Zhou
Tel.: +86-13925182661

Ms. Xuesong Geng
Tel.: +86-13719449092




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