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Physically Disabled Travelers

Visitors to China with physical disabilities will find specially designed and equipped facilities in airport, hotels, and public transportation areas. If you are physically disabled, or have visual or hearing impairments, the proper planning and advance arrangements can make travel a rewarding experience.

Below are tips for enjoying your trip:
1. Know your abilities. Make sure you are in good health before your departure.
2. Have a thorough physical examination and discuss the visit with your doctor. Ask for advice and suggestions.
3. Take your doctor’s name and telephone number with you so he or she may be contacted in any emergency.
4. Get plenty of information and finalize your destinations. Cities like Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou are very accessible for those with physical disabilities. Try to get more information about your destinations and their accessible facilities. Services and/or facilities may be different from what you are used to.
5. Bring the appropriate mobility aids, including canes, rolling walkers, wheelchairs, and mobility scooters.
6. Choose a nonstop flight to reduce the hassle of changing flights.
7. Check your health insurance policy to ensure it covers any medical expenses incurred during overseas visits. Check that it covers pre existing conditions and, if in doubt, contact your insurers.
8. Contact the airlines, cruise ship company, hotel, airport and railway station as early as possible to discover the help they provide for people with physical disabilities. Give plenty of time for them to make any necessary preparations and arrangements.
9. Do not place all your medicine in your checked baggage. Pack some in your carry on luggage in your bags or lost or there is an emergency.
10. Go to the airport early to allow enough time for check in.
11. Contact your airport to see if you can bring your wheelchair on board. Usually a plane can only allow one wheelchair.
12. Inform your travel agent of any physical disabilities so they can make appropriate arrangements. If you travel with a group, provide advance notice for any arrangements you may need.

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