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Tips and Trips: 2015 World Championships in Athletics

Niamh McNamara | - 07/23/2015
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The 2015 World Championships in Athletics are underway in Beijing until August 30. Taking place in Beijing National Stadium, this year marks the 15th championships that is attracting athletes from all over the globe. We’ve compiled some important information for those flying into Beijing Airport- whether for sport, business or pleasure!

Immigration

Non- EU Passengers

Upon arrival, an immigration officer will get on board to check exact passenger number. Passengers will then be escorted off the aircraft and transported to the Capital Jet FBO for the Customs and Immigration process.

Non-EU Crew

Upon arrival, an immigration officer will get on board to check exact crew number and collect crew passports. The crew will then be escorted off the aircraft and transported to the Capital Jet FBO for the Customs and Immigration process.

EU Passengers

Upon arrival, an immigration officer will get on board to check exact passengers number. Passengers will then be escorted off the aircraft and transported to the Capital Jet FBO for the Customs and Immigration process.

EU Crew

Upon arrival, an immigration officer will get on board to check exact crew number and collect crew passports. The crew will then be escorted off the aircraft and transported to the Capital Jet FBO for the Customs and Immigration process.

Customs

Import regulations

  • Animals and plants, and products made of animals and plants, microorganisms, biological products, human organism, blood products.
  • Articles worth more than RMB2000 that non-resident passengers intend to leave in China.
  • Alcohol (containing more than 12% alcohol) of a volume more than 1500 ml; more than 400 cigarettes; more than 100 cigars; more than 500 grams of cut tobacco.
  • More than RMB 20,000 in cash, or cash in foreign currency equivalent to more than 5000 US dollars.
  • Separately-transported baggage, goods, samples and advertisements.
  • Other items that need to be declared to the customs.

Articles prohibited from entering into China:

  • Weapons, simulated weapons, ammunition and explosives.
  • Counterfeit currencies and counterfeit securities.
  • Prints, roll films, photos, disc, movies, tapes, video tape, computer storage media and other articles that impair the politics, economics, culture and morals of China.
  • All varieties of strong poison.

Also:

  • Fresh fruits, eggplant vegetables, living animals (dogs and cats excluded), products made of animals and plants, pathogenic micro-organisms of animals and plants, insect pest and other harmful organisms, animal carcasses, soil, materials of transgenic organisms, relevant plants and animals in countries and regions where there is an epidemic.
  • Unsanitary foods, medicine or other articles.

Export regulations

Articles to be declared when leaving China:

  • Cultural relics, endangered plants and animals and products of endangered plants and animals, resources of biological species, valuable metals such as gold and silver.
  • More than RMB 20,000 in cash, or cash in foreign currency equivalent to more than USD 5,000.
  • Goods, samples of goods and advertisements.
  • Other declarable articles.

Articles prohibited from leaving China:

  • All articles that are prohibited from entering China.

Plus:

  • Manuscripts, prints, films, photos, discs, movies, tapes, video tape, computer storage media and other articles that involve state secrets.
  • Rare cultural relics and other relics that are prohibited from leaving China.
  • Endangered and rare plants and animals (including their specimens) and seeds and related material.
  • Less than RMB 20,000 in cash or cash in foreign currency equivalent to less than USD 5,000 is allowed.

Baggage Clearance

All baggage will be checked through an X-ray machine.

Airport Embarkation Tax

There is no tax levied on passengers.

Airport

Beijing Capital International Airport

(IATA Code: PEK)

  • N 40° 04.4′ E116° 39.9′
  • 35m / 31° C(JUN)
  • Magnetic variation 6° W(1980)/
  • Fuel: Jet A-1, Nr.3 jet fuel

Private flights

  • It is necessary to obtain Overflight and Landing Permits in advance.
  • UAS can assist in providing slot arrangements – it is vital to manage these in advance for aircraft inbound and outbound.

Non-Scheduled flights

  • It is necessary to obtain Overflight and Landing Permits in advance.
  • UAS can assist in providing slot arrangements.

Any significant NOTAMs:

E4614/15 – RWY18L/36R CLSD. ACFT SHALL CROSS RWY18L/36R VIA TWY A8 AND TWY A9. ACFT

ARE FORBIDDEN TO CROSS RWY18L/36R VIA TWY A0 AND TWY A1. 1730-2245 DLY, 16 AUG 17:30 2015

UNTIL 20 AUG 22:45 2015.

E4613/15 – RWY18R/36L CLSD. 21 AUG 17:30 2015 UNTIL 21 AUG 22:45 2015.

E4612/15 – RWY01/19 CLSD. 22 AUG 17:30 2015 UNTIL 22 AUG 22:45 2015.

Accommodation

Hotels near Beijing Airport:

  • Crowne Plaza Beijing International Airport
  • Hilton Beijing Capital Airport Hotel
  • Langham Place Beijing Capital Airport

Hotels near Beijing National Stadium:

  • Olympic Village Garden Hotel
  • Grand Skylight Catic Hotel Beijing
  • V-Continent Beijing Parkview Wuzhou Hotel

Transport

There is a network of ground transport available at Beijing, including taxis, trains and buses.

 

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