Passport holders of following 45 countries and regions will get a visa-free stay of 72 hours when in transit via Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) and Hongqiao International Airport (SHA) since the 1st January 2013.
Visa-free stay countries are Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States. People from other countries still need to obtain a visa before going to Shanghai. You can apply for the visa in the Consulate of P. R. China in your country.
- Currency and Banks
Currency in mainland China as well as in Shanghai is Chinese Yuan, namely CNY.
There are over 30 incorporated banks in Shanghai, ranging from Banks owned by the central government to Banks owned by local governments such as Bank of China, China Construction Bank, Agricultural Bank of China, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Bank of Shanghai, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank etc. Most banks in the city open from Monday to Saturday. Office Hours: 9:00 - 17:00, From Monday to Friday 9:00 - 13:00, Saturday.
Shanghai postcode: 200000
Dialing Code: 0086-21
International long-distance telephone: Please dial 00 + country code + city code + telephone number
- Useful Telephone Numbers
Consumer Complaint: 12315
Tourists Complaint: 64393615
Telephone Trouble: 122
Local Telephone Number and Long-distance City Code Inquiry: 114
International City Code Inquiry: 116
Weather Forecast: 121, 221
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Customer Service Center of Post Office: 185
Hongqiao International Airport Consultation: 62688918
Pudong International Airport Consultation: 38484500