photocopy of passport

Jan 31st, 2007, 04:22 AM
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photocopy of passport

just a general question to all travellers to china, has anyone been refused entry to any tourist sites etc in beijing where a photocopy of a passport has been presented rather than the actual passport, any feed back would be helpfull, fizz
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Jan 31st, 2007, 05:13 AM
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Why do you need even a photocopy of a passport for tourist site?
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Jan 31st, 2007, 07:38 AM
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Haven't heard of any tourist site requesting visitors presenting passports.
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Jan 31st, 2007, 08:12 AM
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rkkwan, sometimes if you have to pay with trvellers checks, you have to present your passport as proof, dont intend to pay this way, but juist coving all possibilities, fizz
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Feb 1st, 2007, 07:49 PM
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When cashing travelers checks, I always do it at the hotel where I am staying. Fewer problems that way.
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Feb 2nd, 2007, 02:16 AM
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I think you'd get total incomprehension if you tried to pay site entrance fees with travellers cheques. Pay in cash.

And get your cash from a bank in the wall - aka ATM - using your home bank debit card.

So simple.

I do still carry travellers cheques (some of which I have had for a VERY long time) but on the whole you get a bad rate of exchange and potential commission too.

So plastic is the way to go.
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