Women& Children Travelers to China

China is always glad to extend a welcome to those who travel with lovely kids. Traveling with children may be more challenging since they are inherently vivacious, mischievous, active and easily bored. Needless to say infants or toddlers, need much more special and attentive care, placing much responsibility on adults. So sometimes a trip with kids can be an interesting test of patience and preparedness. But never worry about this. With the right preparation, travel with kids can bring you a happy and enjoyable experience. Here is some useful information for your reference to help to make your trip with children more enjoyable, comfortable and safe.

Before Departure

Familiarize yourself with the considerations that apply in respect of children when traveling, including the visa, passport, preferential measures and discounts on varied transport fares as well as the admission fees of the scenic spots. 

Choose appropriate destinations that are suitable for both you and your kids to visit. The informative, educational and instructive showplaces that are full of history, culture and art, like China, may widen your children's field of vision and enhance their knowledge. Try to find information or collect some material related to your destination and introduce them to your kids, which may establish a good background for your kids to understand and enjoy the coming trip. 

Choose the right time to visit. Kids tend to be active and adventurous so it is vital that you are able to exercise the right level of control over them. Infants may cause much more trouble. So an appropriate time to set out is very important. Try to select a time when children may sleep in transit. This will ensure not only your peace of mind but also that of fellow visitors. 

Make a reasonable itinerary for your visit. Children lack the physical strength of adults, so your routes should not be very grueling or too long. Make your journey scheduling as flexible and relaxed as possible to ease pressure on your kids. 

Pack your luggage well. Do not forget the things especially used for your kids including necessary clothes, food (some snacks and socks), toys, feeding-bottle (for infant) and a first-aid kit where some day to day medicines to deal with minor mishaps. 

Make sure that your children are fit to travel; if there are problems, do follow the doctor's advice. If your visit is going to include physical activity, such as a fair amount of walking, practice before hand is recommended. Make sure that you have adequate health and travel insurances for your kids. 

If possible, bring your baby-sitter or nursemaid as companions. They may be the very persons best suited to look after your children and so lessen any problems.

On Transport

Make sure you have already booked the train/air tickets especially for your kids at the required price. Contact the airport, airlines, or train stations as early as possible to tell the attendants your special needs and care for your children, so that they can make any relevant preparation in advance. 

When you are on the plane, train or other transport vehicles, help your kids with the seat belt (infant should be held and carried in your arms or fixed on a special seating). Do not let them wander at will in the cabin or compartment to prevent possible injury or discomfort to other passengers. 

Try your best to keep your children quiet. So in order to engage their attention, let them read books, listen to stories, and provide them with refreshment as appropriate.
 Further Reading: Train Travel in China with Kids or during Pregnancy


Contact the hotel in advance to ascertain the general condition of the guest room. Make sure all the facilities are accessible for children's use. If necessary, ask the hotel reception to arrange for special needs such as an extra bed or crib as well as the availability of child minding services. 

Hide away any small gadgets, or dangerous items that may harm your kids. Be conversant with the hotel emergency procedures in the event of fire, etc.


When traveling, especially when going abroad there will be a change in diet. Children may not like the dishes on offer so you should consider their dietary needs with care. It is wise to ensure that they avoid unwashed fruit and the like as well as uncooked food and that you take all reasonable care to avoid stomach upsets.


Try to avoid visiting the more dangerous scenic spots as mountain and cliff footpaths, water in all its forms and areas such as jungle all present hazards. Pay much attention to your kid's movements. Keep them under your control and in view at all times. 

Prepare some amusing games or small activities which may add some interest during trips and thus keep your children occupied. 

Do not let them go out alone. Since travel destinations are usually unfamiliar to you, accompany your kids at all times as this is much safer. It is recommended that your kids carry a note of your name, telephone and address in their pocket in case they do get separated from you or become lost.

 Recommended Family Tours to China:
 Golden Triangle Trip: 9 Days China Itinerary of Beijing - Xi'an - Shanghai - Suzhou - Shanghai
 China Delights: 10 Days Private Tour of Beijing - Xi'an - Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin - Shanghai

- Last updated on Apr. 28, 2023 by Catherine He -
Questions & Answers on Women& Children Travelers to China
Asked by Mark from USA | Dec. 01, 2019 21:25Reply
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US Dept. of State had issues warning travel to China at beginning of this year ...
Does it still safe travel to China ?
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Answered by Chloe from FRANCE | Dec. 01, 2019 22:26

As I know, it is still safe travel to China. But you are suggested to avoid touring around HK because of the situation.
Asked by sal from SAZ | Jul. 14, 2016 14:10Reply
Is it safe to take a 4 month old baby to Shanghai? health risks? does she also need a visa?
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Answered by Edward from UNITED KINGDOM | Jul. 14, 2016 20:46

Sal, there won't be health risks in Shanghai. No worry!
Surely she will need a visa. The birth certificate and your ID are needed to apply for the visa for her.
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