Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) Arrival Guide
In Terminal 1, Domestic and international arrivals are both on 1st floor and 2nd floor
In Terminal 2, Domestic arrivals are on 1st and 2nd floor, and international departures are on 2nd and MF floor.
In Satellite Terminal S1, domestic arrivals halls are on 2nd floor, and international arrivals hall are on 1st floor and MF floor.
In Satellite Terminal S2, domestic arrivals halls are on 1st and 2nd floor, and international arrivals hall are on 1st floor and MF floor.
Domestic Arrival Guides
Step 1: Flight Arrivals. After entering the terminal building, you can refer to the signs to the Baggage Claim Hall.
Step 2: Baggage Claim. Identify the right carousel according to your flight number. Should you have any question concerning the Baggage, please consult the airline. Passengers with heavy luggage may use free trolleys or go to the Skycap Service Desk. To make it convenient for passengers to change their clothes, passenger dressing rooms are available in the Baggage Claim Hall.
International, HK-Macao-Taiwan Arrival Guides
Step 1: Flight Arrivals.
Step 2: Inspection & Quarantine. A. Incoming passengers having diseases such as fever, vomit, jaundice, diarrhea, acute rash, lymphadenopathy, AIDS, venereal disease, mental disorder or open tuberculosis should initiatively report to the inspection and quarantine officials; B. Passengers coming from the endemic areas of yellow fever are required to show the inspection and quarantine officials a valid prevention and vaccination certificate of yellow fever; C. The Chinese citizens living abroad over one year should take the medical examination at the HIV/AIDS surveillance ports established by inspection and quarantine departments; or get the HIV/AIDS test application form and take the medical examination at the port inspection and quarantine departments or hospitals above the county level in one month.
Step 3: Exit and Entry Frontier Inspection. Foreign passengers should complete Entry Registration Cards and submit it together with valid passports and visas to Station of Frontier Exit and Entry Inspection for inspection. The Chinese passengers should possess valid passport.
Step 4: Baggage Claim
Step 5: Customs. 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. (Exclusive of passengers who are exempted from Customs inspection and control in accordance with relevant regulations, or those under the age of 16 who are accompanied by adults).
Step 6: Leaving the airport. You will enter the Arrival Lobby where you can meet your relatives and friends, get information at the Hotel Inquiry Counter and Inquiry Counter, or exchange currency at the bank. And you can take Airport Shuttle bus, Metro line 2, Taxi, or Maglev Train to leave Pudong Airport
Departures and Arrivals Map of Terminal 1
Departures and Arrivals Map of Terminal 2
International Arrival Tips
1. Which passengers to China in urgency can apply for Visa on Arrival?
Passengers who are temporarily invited to attend Trade Fair in China;
Passengers who are invited to participate in bidding or officially sign trade contracts in China;
Passengers who shall inspect export/import merchandise or attend the contract acceptance audit in China as per Agreement;
Passengers who are invited to assist equipment installation or urgent repair of the project;
Passengers who are invited to deal with claim issues in China;
Passengers who are invited to provide scientific and technical consultation in China;
Passengers who are temporarily supplemented or replaced, approved by China party, after the visa for their delegation / team on invitation to China was ready;
Passengers who visit critical patient or handle funeral affairs;
Passengers for direct transit who cannot leave China via original flight or other alternative vehicles within 24 hours due to force majeure
Passengers who are invited to China but do not have enough time to apply for visa at local organization of China, with letters certifying the approval by designated authority for applying for visa at the port;
2. Which items are forbidden for entry by the People's Republic of China?
I According to Notice on Inspection and Quarantine for Immigration to China, the following items are prohibited for entry:
Human's blood and its products;
Fruits, capsicum, eggplant and tomato;
Animal corpse and its specimen
Animal pathogen, destructive insect and other harmful organism;
Alive animal (except pet dog or cat) and animal's genetic material, including semen, fertilized egg and embryo, etc.;
Egg, pelt, bristle, coffin bone, horn, meat (including viscera) and their products; fresh milk, cheese, butter, cream, whey mist, silkworm chrysalis, silkworm egg, animal's blood and their products; aquatic animal products;
Transgene biological material;
II According to applicable provisions issued by China Customs, the following items are prohibited 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;
Animal, plant and their products, with dangerous germ, destructive insect and other harmful organism;
Foodstuff, medicine or other objects, which are from epidemic areas and harmful to human and animal's health, or other pestiferous ones.
3. Which items are permitted for entry but must be declared for quarantine?
Seed, nursery stock and other progenitive materials, tobacco, cereal and beans (The quarantine inspection and approval procedures must be handled prior to immigration);
Fresh flower, cut flower and dried flower;
Vegetal samples, exhibits and specimen;
Dried fruits,dried vegetables,preserved vegetables and frozen vegetables;
Bamboo,rattan,willow,grass and wood products;
Pets,including dog and cat, etc. (Each passenger is allowed to carry one pet,with Hydrophobia Immunity Certificate and Quarantine Certificate issued by the departing country or local Quarantine Authority.The pet must be isolated 30 days for quarantine purpose at the place designated by China Inspection and Quarantine Authority after its immigration.)
Human's blood and its products, microorganism, human's tissue and biological products, which are specially required for import.
If the above-mentioned items are carried with you, please contact China Inspection and Quarantine Authority on your own initiative for declaration and have them inspected.
4. Which incoming passengers need to fill in the Customs Declaration?
Passengers who carry Level 2 and Level 3 items (except liquor or tobacco within the duty-free quantity limit) indicated in Classification Chart of Passenger's Baggage and Objects for Immigration and Emigration, which should be taxed by China Customs or are duty free within the quantity limit;
Non-resident passengers as well as resident passengers having Re-Entry Visa of destination country (district), who carry more than one camera, portable radio / recorder, miniature camera, portable video camera or portable word processor each, in their personal belongings necessary for journey;
Passengers who carry RMB cash over RMB6,000, or passengers who carry gold or silver and its products over 50g;
Non-resident passengers who carry cash of foreign currency over the sum equivalent to USD5,000;
Resident passengers who carry cash of foreign currency over the sum equivalent to USD 5,000;
Passengers who carry cargo or samples of goods, or passengers whose carried articles exceed the range of their personal belongings for self-use;
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.