Before traveling to Yunnan

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Insurance and vaccines


You are required to subscribe to an insurance policy that will cover you in case of cancellation of your trip, theft, loss of your business, illness or accident.


No vaccinations are required to go to Yunnan, however, we recommend that you be up to date on “universal vaccines” (diphtheria, tetanus, polio, whooping cough, hepatitis B), normally at least once in your childhood.
The rabies vaccine is recommended.
 For more information, visit our page on vaccines needed to travel to China.

Visa formalities

The formalities


Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Yunnan.


Visa for Yunnan


A visa is required to travel to Yunnan.
Be careful, Chinese visa applications can not be made more than three months before the date of the trip.

A circuit certificate is required for this visa application, one of our advisers will send it to you by email.

For more information on the documents required for your visa application, see our visa page for traveling to China.


Addresses embassies and consulates of Yunnan (China)

Service consulaire de l’ambassade – Bureau des visas :

25, rue de Bassano, 75008 Paris
Tél. : 01-53-75-88-31 ou 01-40-70-04-01

Section consulaire de l’ambassade de la République populaire de Chine :

120, rue Washington, 75008 Paris
Tél. : 01-53-75-88-31

Consulat général de la République populaire de Chine à Lyon :

26, rue Louis-Blanc, 69006 Lyon
Tél : 04-37-24-83-05

Consulat général de la République populaire de Chine à Marseille :

20, boulevard Carmagnole, 13008 Marseille
Tél : 04-91-32-00-00

Consulat général de Chine à Strasbourg :

4, rue Eugène-Carrière, 67000 (près du jardin de l’Orangerie) Strasbourg
Tél. : 03-88-35-32-34

Consulat de la République populaire de Chine en Belgique :

rue Nerveeld, 109, Woluwe Saint-Lambert, 1200 Bruxelles
Tél. : 02-775-0888

Consulat de la République populaire de Chine en Suisse :

Lombachweg, 23, 3006 Berne
Tél. : 031-351-45-93


Useful information


The clothes that you will pack in your suitcase will depend on the date of your trip. There are mainly two seasons in Yunnan, one dry (November to April) and the other rainy (June to September).

If you travel from June to September, bring a good rain gear.
In any season, please bring light clothing and a warm jacket and pajamas to go to the mountains or sleep.
Also remember to take good hiking shoes.


Aid kit

A small pharmacy kit, containing some basic products, will be useful in Yunnan. Plan to provide first aid. Indeed, it is not so easy to treat in the countryside as the drugs available are often counterfeit.
Nevertheless, you will have no difficulty in finding a cure for colds, digestive disorders and other common health problems in pharmacies in big cities.

Be sure to take a sunscreen and soothing in case of sunburn, an effective mosquito lotion as well as a water purifier.



The Chinese currency is renminbi (RMB) also called yuan or kuai.

Today, euros and dollars are accepted in most banks. But beware, it remains difficult to change euros on weekends. In contrast, the US $ are accepted every day.

Regarding withdrawals, vending machines are multiplying. In Yunnan, you can withdraw money in several cities such as Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Jinghong or Jianshui.

You can also withdraw at the counter of most banks, presenting credit card and passport.

Card payments are still rare except in luxury stores and hotels.