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Beijing Capital Airport Transfer Guides

Domestic to Domestic transfer is included flight arrivals, transfer procedures, waiting & boarding. Domestic to International transfer is included flight arrival & transfer procedures, inspection & quarantine, exit and entry frontier inspection, security check, customs inspection, waiting & boarding. International to Domestic transfer is included inspection & quarantine, exit and entry frontier inspection, baggage claim, customs inspection, going through transfer formalities, security check, waiting & boarding.

For smooth transfer, it is recommended that passengers should leave at least 3 hours prior to the international flight departure, or 2 hours prior to the domestic flight departure.

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Domestic to International Transfer Guides

Step 1: Flight Arrival & Transfer Procedures

After getting off the airplane, you will enter into the terminal via the air bridge or a shuttle bus.

Passengers with boarding passes for connecting flight: please confirm your boarding gate at the flight information screen or Inquiry Counter, and refer to the signs for transfer passengers for the corresponding waiting area.

Passengers without boarding passes for connecting flight: please refer to the signs for transfer and go to the Transfer Check-in Area on the second floor

For smooth transfer, it is recommended that passengers should leave at least 3 hours prior to the international flight departure

If the terminals are different between your two flights, you can take free terminal shuttle bus.

Currently certain transfer business is not yet available; for more information, please consult the Transfer Counter or airport staff. In case transfer procedures cannot be handled normally, please go directly to the Baggage Claim Hall, and then go through the following domestic departure procedures: baggage checking/boarding pass obtaining, security check, waiting and boarding.

Step 2: Inspection & Quarantine.

Chinese citizens going out of China for over one year are recommended to obtain a health certificate after physical examinations from relevant inspection and quarantine departments. If your destination happens to be an epidemic area, you are required to go through necessary vaccination procedures.

a. Outgoing passengers suffering from fever, vomiting, jaundice, diarrhea, acute rash, lymphadenopathy, AIDS, venereal disease, mental disorder or open tuberculosis should voluntarily report to the inspection and quarantine officials;

b. Chinese citizens applying for staying abroad for more than one year should show the inspection and quarantine officials valid health certificate (including HIV/AIDS test results) provided by the inspection and quarantine authority;

c. Passengers leaving for the endemic areas of yellow fever are required to show the inspection and quarantine officials valid proof of yellow fever vaccination;

d. Passengers carrying the following items shall report them to the inspection and quarantine officials: biological species, living animals, food made from animals, animal carcasses or specimens, plants and plant products, plant propagating materials, soil and microorganisms, human organism, biological products, blood and blood products.

Step 3: Frontier Inspection.

Foreign passengers are required to show their passports, visas, and exit registration cards. They can only travel out of China within the time limit prescribed in their valid entry visas. The Chinese passengers (including those from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) are required to show their passports and visas. If you have any certificates issued by relevant departments, allowing you to travel out of China, please show them promptly.

Step 4: Security Check

Please make sure that your boarding pass, flight ticket and passport are ready for security checks. You are required to pass through the security gate, while your carry-on luggage has to go through X-ray checks for flight safety.

Step 5: Customs Inspection:

Passengers with articles to declare must fill in China Customs Declaration Form for Exit/Entry Passengers and choose “Declaration Channel” (also named “Red Channel”) for Customs clearance; those without any article to declare have no need to fill in the declaration form and can choose the “Non-declaration channel” (also named “Green Channel”) for Customs clearance.

Step 6: Wating and Boarding

After Security Check, you can go to the corresponding waiting lounge in accordance with the boarding gate indicated in your boarding pass.

As the boarding generally starts 30 minutes or more before the takeoff, please pay attention to the broadcasting and flight information screen. Please get the boarding pass ready and show it to the personnel when boarding.

Domestic to International Transfer Procedure in Terminal 3

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Domestic to International Transfer Procedure in Terminal 3 of Beijing Capital International Airport

Domestic to International Transfer Procedure in Terminal 2

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Domestic to International Transfer Procedure in Terminal 2 of Beijing Capital International Airport

International to Domestic Transfer Guides

Step 1: Flight Arrival, Inspection & Quarantine:

After getting off the airplane, you will enter into the terminal.

Please fill in the Health Quarantine Declaration Form on Entry faithfully in conformity with requirements of the inspection and quarantine authorities. Any passenger from a yellow fever-stricken area must submit a valid vaccination certificate to the inspection and quarantine officials. Passengers suffering from fever, vomit, jaundice, diarrhea, acute rash, lymph gland swollen, AIDS/HIV infection, venereal disease, psychosis or open pulmonary tuberculosis are required to declare to the inspection and quarantine officials on their own.

Passengers without boarding passes for connecting flight: please refer to the signs for transfer and go to the Transfer Check-in Area on the second floor

International Transfer passengers must go through immigration transfer desk.

No Chinese visa is required for passengers holding a confirmed connecting fight ticket and transit in China within 24 hours

For smooth transfer, it is recommended that passengers should leave at least 3 hours to make the transfer

If the terminals are different between your two flights, you can take the airport terminal shuttle bus.

Step 2: Baggage Claim

Baggage Claim Hall is located at 2nd floor of T3-C. At its entrance stands a baggage carousel display screen. You can check at which carousel you baggage is located according to your fight number. Issues relating to baggage, please check with your airline. When you claim your baggage, inspection and quarantine authority will carry out spot-check to your baggage. Thank you for your cooperation. Passengers who bring the following accompanied articles should declare to the inspection and quarantine officials: biological species resources, live animals, animal products, animal carcasses or specimen, plant and plant products, propagating materials for plant, soil, microbes, human tissues, biological products, blood or blood products.

If you have several pieces of baggage, you may use a baggage cart free of charge or to apply for baggage services. Location of the Baggage Services: No. 39 baggage carousel in International Baggage Claim Hall or 2nd Floor of Parking Building RMB 10per trolley (over-sized baggage is limited to 3 pieces).The Porter service hotline: 010-64591313

Step 3: Customs Inspection

If you take accompanied articles that must be declared to the customs, you should complete China Customs Declaration Form for Baggage of Incoming/Outgoing Passengers and choose “GOODS TO DECLARE” Channel (also known as Red Channel) otherwise it is unnecessary for you to complete such form, but just follow “NOTHING TO DECLARE” Channel (also known as Green Channel) (except those exempted from customs inspection and supervision in accordance with relevant regulations, or those passengers under the age of 16 who are traveling with adults): Entry passengers carrying any of the following articles should report truthfully in the "Declaration form" and hand in the related articles for the certification of the customs, and transact the relevant procedures: For outgoing passengers, the following articles must be declared faithfully in the Declaration Form, and they should submit declaration form to the customs for check and handling relevant procedures:

a. Animals & plants and their products, microorganism, bio-products, human tissues, blood products;

b. Self-prepared articles acquired abroad by resident passengers, with a total value exceeding RMB 5,000 (or equal to RMB 5,000, similarly hereinafter);

c. Articles to be left in China by a non-resident passenger, with a total value exceeding RMB 2,000;

d. Over 1,500ml alcoholic drinks (alcoholic content is more than 12 degrees), over 400 cigarettes, over 100 cigars or over 500g tobacco shred;

e. More than 20,000 RMB cashes or a kind of foreign currency with an amount exceeding US$ 5,000 after converted into US dollar;

f. Separately-shipped baggage, goods, samples and advertisement works;

g. Other articles required for customs declaration.

h. Animal and Plant Quarantine. If necessary, please undergo spot-check of animal and plant quarantine.

Step 4: Going through Transfer Formalities

Passenger holding a connecting fight boarding pass: Please verify the boarding gate of your fight via the fight display screen or attendants at the Information Desk, and then follow the guiding signs for the transfer circuit to head for the international joint check area.

Passenger without connecting fight boarding pass: Please follow the guiding signs for the transfer passenger in the terminal to go to the Transfer Counter at 3rd floor of T3-C for handling boarding procedures. Please pay attention to the boarding gate indicated on your boarding pas, follow guiding signs to undergo security check, and head for corresponding boarding gate.

Step 5: Security Check

Please make sure that your boarding pass, flight ticket and passport are ready for security checks. You are required to pass through the security gate, while your carry-on luggage has to go through X-ray checks for flight safety.

Step 6: Wating and Boarding

After Security Check, you can go to the corresponding waiting lounge in accordance with the boarding gate indicated in your boarding pass.

As the boarding generally starts 30 minutes or more before the takeoff, please pay attention to the broadcasting and flight information screen. Please get the boarding pass ready and show it to the personnel when boarding.

International to Domestic Transfer Procedure in Terminal 3

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International to Domestic Transfer Procedure in Terminal 3 of Beijing Capital International Airport

International to Domestic Transfer Procedure in Terminal 2

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International To Domestic Transfer Procedure in Terminal 2 of Beijing Capital International Airport

Domestic to Domestic Transfer Guides

Step 1: Flight Arrivals

If the terminal is differenct between your two flights, you can take the airport terminal shuttle bus.

Please confirm the terminal building of your first flight and next flight in advance.

Step 2: Transfer Procedures

For smooth transfer, it is recommended that passengers should leave at least 3 hours to make the transfer

Step 3: Waiting & Boarding.

After security check, you can go to the corresponding lounge in accordance with the boarding gate indicated in your boarding pass. The boarding gate will be closed 10 minutes prior to the departure.

International Flight Tips

1. Which outgoing passengers need to fill in the Customs Declaration?

Passengers who carry personnel objects necessary for journey that shall be re-immigrated, including camera, portable radio / recorder, miniature camera, portable video camera and portable word processor, etc.;

Passengers who do not carry the original articles required for re-emigration, or passengers whose immigrated objects, which are temporarily duty free, are not Customs cleared;

Passengers who do not have necessary Exit Permit for carried foreign currency, as well as gold, silver and its products, or passengers who carry these items that exceed the amount limit for this entry declaration;

Passengers who carry RMB cash over RMB6,000;

Passengers who carry cultural relics;

Passengers who carry cargo or samples of goods;

Passengers whose carried articles exceed the value limit, quantity limit or other limits stipulated by China Customs;

Passengers who carry animals, plants and their products, which are controlled under China Quarantine Code, or other objects that must be inspected and Customs cleared.

2. Which items are prohibited for immigration and emigration?

Items forbidden for entry:

All kinds of weapons, imitative weapons, ammunition and explosive objects;

Spurious currency and feigned marketable securities;

Print, film, photo, disk, movie, tape, videotape, videodisc, laser disk, computer storage medium and other objects, which are harmful to Chinese politics, economy, culture and morality;

Various acrid poison;

Opium, morphine, diamorphine, bhang, as well as other dope and psychoactive drug that may cause addiction;

Foodstuff, medicine or other objects, which are from epidemic areas and harmful to human and animal's health, or other pestiferous ones.

Foodstuff, medicine or other objects, which are from epidemic areas and harmful to human and animal's health, or other pestiferous ones.

Items forbidden for exit:

All the objects included in the range of forbidden items for entry;

Manuscript, print, film, photo, disk, movie, tape, videotape, videodisc, laser disk, computer storage medium and other objects, which are related to state secrets;

Valuable cultural relics, and other cultural relics forbidden for exit;

Endangered and precious animals and plants (their specimen included), as well as their seeds and progenitive materials.

3. How to process temporary Identity Card for boarding?

If your valid Identity Card was lost, damaged or outdated, please process relevant procedures, by submitting the original or fax copy of your Domicile Certificate, issued by local Police Station at your place of domicile, and two recent 1' photos, without any headwear, of the applicant. (Please note: The PLA man and armed police need to submit the original or fax copy of Letter of Introduction, issued by the Political Dept. of his organization; The student need to submit the Student's Identity Card.)

Service place: Police Service Station for Security Check (Room No.22008).

Contacts: 8610-64597459

4. Do you know the following restrictive provisions for check-in baggage?

Domestic flight: Total weight should be no more than 5kg. The size of each luggage should be no more than 20 x 40 x 55cm.

International flight: Total weight should be no more than 7kg (Some Airlines have their own special limits). The size of each luggage should be no more than 20 x 40 x 55cm (The sum of length, width and height should be no more than 115cm).Please note: The above are general provisions and different Airlines may have their own standards. Please check your flight tickets for specific information.

5. Which items are permitted in check-in baggage, but forbidden in carry-on luggage?

Besides any items prohibited in hand luggage or check-in bags, any of the other sharp objects that are harmful to aviation safety, such as: Household knives, including kitchen knives, clippers, big fruit knives and razors, etc.; Professional knives, including surgical knives, sticking knives and gravers, etc.; Knives, spears and swords, etc., which are used for literary performance; Axes, chisels, hammers, awls, sharpened sticks, sticks with sharp nails and alpenstocks; Other sharp objects and blunt items harmful to aviation safety.

6. Which items are prohibited in carry-on luggage or check-in baggage?

Firearms, and mechanical appliances used for army or police;

Explosive objects;

Controlled cutters;

Combustible or detonable objects;

Toxic or harmful objects;

Corrosive objects;

Radioactive objects;

Other objects harmful to aviation safety, such as ferromagnetic objects and objects with strong pungent odour;

Other items forbidden for carry-on / transportation as per National Laws and Codes.

7. Do you know the following provisions for liquid items in carry-on luggage?

Each passenger is allowed to carry 2 (two) bottles (no more than 500ml each) of liquid items maximum for each flight, including carbonate drink, mineral water, tea, milk, yoghourt and fruit juice, etc., and these liquid items cannot be carried in hand baggage until they are verified. In addition, those left items must be carried as check-in luggage.

Liquor (in bottle or tin) is prohibited in passenger's carry-on luggage, but maximum 2 (two) bottles (1kg) can be carried in each passenger's check-in baggage for each flight, and the packaging of the liquor must meet the provisions of CAAC for transportation.

Any liquid items in carry-on luggage for special purposes, such as liquid medicine for patient and drink for infant

8. Do you know which carry-on household goods are limited and the quantity limitation?

  Items Limit
Spirit Spirit 2 kilo(well - packed)
Daily necess- ities Hair jelly, Collar cleaner One bottle (350ml) The accumul- ative amount should be under 1000ml or one kilo
Mousse, Polisher One bottle (350ml)
Perfume 500ml
Pesticide One bottle (350ml)
Air refresher One bottle (350ml)
Other daily necessities with explosive substance    
Lighter ( filled with combustible air and fuel oil ) Five
Safe match sticks Five boxes

9. Do you know the telephone numbers for enquiry or claim?

Do you know the telephone numbers for enquiry or claim?

For any claim on the quality of services at Passenger Terminal of Beijing Capital International Airport, please call:

Beijing Capital International Airport Company Limited,for service quality supervision:(+86) 10-64571666; China International Airline, for claim: (+86) 10-64595912;

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