Administrative Measures For Chinese Citizens Traveling Abroad

Original Language Title: 中国公民出国旅游管理办法

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(December 12, 2001 the 50th Executive meeting of the State Council on May 27, 2002, People's Republic of China promulgated as of July 1, 2002, promulgated by Decree No. 354) first in order to regulate travel agencies organizing Chinese citizens ' overseas tourism activities, and safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of traveling abroad and overseas tour operators, these measures are formulated.
    Second travel destination countries, put forward by tourism administrative departments of the State Council in conjunction with the relevant departments of the State Council, reported to the State Council for approval, and published by the tourism administrative departments of the State Council.
    No unit or individual is allowed to organize Chinese citizens to travel destination for tourism administrative departments of the State Council published outside the country's national tourism; Chinese tourism administrative departments of the State Council released the travel of citizens of countries other than the country of destination involved in sports activities, cultural activities, such as temporary special travel, subject to approval by tourism administrative departments of the State Council.
    Article travel agency business business travel abroad, subject to the following conditions: (a) obtain qualifications for international travel for 1 years; (b) for outstanding achievements in inbound tourism, and (iii) no major violation during the operation and major service quality issues. Article fourth application for business travel business travel agent, should apply to the tourism administrative departments of provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities.
    Provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the tourism administrative departments shall, from the date of acceptance of the application within 30 working days, according to the conditions provided for in article III of this approach on the application review is completed, agreed by the review submitted to the State Council approval of the Tourism Administration; reviewed do not agree, it shall notify the applicant in writing and state the reasons.
    Tourism business tourism administrative departments of the State Council approved travel agencies operating abroad, shall conform to the requirements for planning and reasonable layout of tourism development.
    Without the tourism administrative departments of the State Council approved qualified as a travel business, with or without authorization, no unit or individual is allowed to operate a business, study, training, and business means business travel abroad.
    Article fifth tourism administrative departments of the State Council should be qualified as a travel business travel agency (hereinafter referred to as the Group) published the list, and inform the relevant departments under the State Council.
    Sixth annual national tourism on the tourism administrative departments under the State Council's performance, increased foreign travel destinations and travel trends, at the end of February of the year used to determine the total number of arrangements of organizations abroad this year, and extend tourism administrative departments of provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities.
    The provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the tourism administrative departments according to the travel agents last year within their respective administrative areas of inbound tourism performance, capacity, quality of service, in accordance with the principles of fairness, impartiality, openness, approved at the end of March of each year before each tour abroad this year the number of arrangements.
    State Tourism Administration of provinces, autonomous regions and municipal tourism administrative departments approved travel agents annual overseas travel arrangements and tours of their citizens to travel abroad of oversight.
    Article seventh tourism administrative departments of the State Council published a list of Chinese citizens traveling abroad team form (hereinafter list), issued in this year's travel arrangements abroad number issued to provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the tourism administration, issued by the tourism administration of provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities to tour. Travel agents should be in accordance with the approved number of travel arrangements organized travel team, fill out the list.
    Tourists and its leader for the first time an exit or exit again, shall fill in in the list, approval of the list shall not be more men.
    Eighth section of the list of the four, divided into: immigration checks special, special entry frontier inspection, examine dedicated tourism administrative departments of Hong Kong, travel agencies retained special.
    Travel agents shall, in accordance with the relevant provisions in travel team when you exit or entry and travel team, after entering the list of relevant departments of the respective inspection and retirement.
    Travel Exchange, individuals in accordance with the relevant provisions of the State by tourists.
    Nineth tourists holding valid ordinary passports, travel formalities can go directly to the tour without valid ordinary passport shall be in accordance with the People's Republic of China exit and entry of citizens after the relevant provisions of the Passport Act repeat the travel formalities.
    Travel agents should apply for tourist visas and other immigration.
    Article tenth tour group travel arrangements should be a full-time leader.
    Manager tourism administrative departments of provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities should be qualified and made the leader card.
    Leader in College, should be wearing a lead pass and comply with the relevant provisions of these measures and tourism administrative departments of the State Council.
    11th tour team should open port entry and exit from the country. Travel team travel, shall be subject to border checkpoints on passports, visas, identification of the list.
    Approved by the relevant departments of the State Council, travel teams can travel to the country of destination in accordance with the relevant regulations of the country visa or visa.
    Travel teams exit before determining entry, travel agents should advance to the exit-entry frontier inspection station or the provincial public security department.
    Tourist group after leaving due to force majeure or for some other special reason required group entry, Manager shall notify travel agents, tour operators shall immediately inform the relevant entry and exit frontier inspection station or the provincial public security department.
    12th tour shall safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of tourists.
    Travel agents to provide tourists with travel service information must be reliable and shall not make false propaganda, bids shall not be less than cost.
    13th tour business business travel abroad, shall conclude a written contract with the tourists. Travel contract shall include the travel duration, travel routes, prices, lodging, transportation and liability for breach of such content.
    Travel by travel agents and tourists hold a copy of the contract.
    14th tour should be in accordance with the conditions stipulated in the contract, provide services to tourists.
    Travel agents should ensure the services provided meet tourists personal and property safety requirements could jeopardize the physical safety of tourists should be made true statements and clear warning to tourists, and to take effective measures to prevent the hazard from occurring.
    15th tour operators organize tourists traveling abroad, legally established in the country of destination should be established and reputable travel agency (hereinafter referred to as receiving agents to the outside), and enter into a written contract, may delegate its reception.
    16th tour operators and group leaders should demand outside the receiving agents in accordance with the contract of team activities scheduled tourist activities, and call it may organize tourists involved in pornography, gambling, drugs or dangerous activities, without changing his itinerary, travel-reduction projects shall not be forced or disguised forced tourists to pay project.
    Receiving agents violated outside travel agents and group leader at the request made under the provisions of the preceding paragraph, shall stop the travel agents and tour team.
    17th tourist destination countries should be the tour team-related laws, customs and other relevant considerations, and respect the tourists ' dignity, religious beliefs, customs and habits.
    18th in the tour team lead tourists during travel, tour, could endanger the physical safety of tourists, making true statements and clear warning to tourists, and as requested by the tour to take effective measures to prevent the hazard from occurring.
    19th group outside special difficulties and security concerns, the leader should in time to tour and Chinese consulates in countries where reporting; travel agents should be reported to the tourism administrative departments and public security organs in a timely manner.  
    20th may not be receiving agents outside the tour team, guided tours and provide tourists with commodity or service complicity in deception, coercion of other operators of tourist consumption and not subject to outside receiving agents, tour guides, and other tourists on goods or service providers ask for kickbacks, a Commission, or accept property.
    21st tourists should comply with the laws of destination countries, respect the local customs, and obey the unified management of the tour team.
    22nd tourists stranded abroad do not return is strictly prohibited. Tourists stranded abroad do not return, and should in time to the tours team tour and Chinese embassies reported that travel agents should report to public security organs and the tourist authority in a timely manner.
    When dealing with matters relating to the relevant departments, travel agents have an obligation to assist.
    23rd tourists to tour operators or group leisure Manager acts in violation of these rules, the right to complaint to the tourism administrative departments.
    24th due to defaulting travel agents or its delegate receiving agents overseas, the expense of the legitimate rights and interests of tourists, travel agents should be legally liable to tourists. 25th article group social has following case one of of, tourism administrative sector can suspended its business abroad tourism business; plot serious of, canceled its abroad tourism business business qualification: (a) entry tourism performance declined of; (ii) for itself reasons, in 1 years within failed to normal carried out abroad tourism business of; (three) for abroad tourism service quality problem was complaints and by verified of; (four) has evasion, and illegal arbitrage behavior of; (five) to tourism name fraud, cheat passport, and
    Visas and other travel documents or send others abroad; (vi) tourism administrative departments of the State Council found that other acts that affect the order of Chinese citizens traveling abroad. 26th article of any unit or individual in violation of the provisions of this article fourth, unauthorized operation or business, study, training means business of travel, the Tourism Administration ordered to stop illegal operations, confiscate the illegal income and illegal income fined not more than twice times more than 5 times.

    27th travel agents in violation of the provisions of article tenth, not for tourist groups to spare leader, shall be ordered to correct by tourism administrative departments, and to a fine of up to 5000 Yuan and 20,000 yuan, you can pause its overseas tourism business management qualifications; many times not to spare the leader of, and cancel its travel business management qualifications.
    28th travel agents in violation of the provisions of article 12th, to provide false information, or below cost price, by the administration of industry and commerce in accordance with the People's Republic of China Consumer Protection Act and the People's Republic of China against unfair competition in relevant provisions of the law are punished. 29th article group social or tour team leader violation this approach 14th article second paragraph, and 18th article of provides, on may endanger personal security of situation not to tourists made real description and clear warning, or not take prevent against occurred of measures of, by tourism administrative sector ordered corrected, give warning; plot serious of, on group social suspended its abroad tourism business business qualification, and at 5000 Yuan above 20,000 yuan following of fine, on tour team leader can temporarily buckle until revoked its leader card
    ; Physical casualties caused, shall be investigated for criminal responsibility and liability. 30th article group social or tour team leader violation this approach 16th article of provides, not requirements outside reception social shall not organization tourists participation involved erotic, and gambling, and drug content of activities or risk activities, not requirements its shall not unauthorized change trip, and reduced tourism project, and forced or disguised forced tourists participate in additional paid project, or in outside reception social violation Qian said requirements Shi not stop of, by tourism administrative sector on group social at organization the tourism team by charged costs twice times above 5 times times following of fine,
    And suspended its travel business management qualifications, the Manager licence to suspend the tour team; cause bad influence, on tour operators to cancel its travel business management qualifications, to revoke the tour team leader cards. 31st article tour team leader violation this approach 20th article of provides, and outside reception social, and guide and the for tourists provides commodity or service of other operators collusion cheat, and stress tourists consumption or to outside reception social, and guide and other for tourists provides commodity or service of operators asking for rebate, and royalty or received its property of, by tourism administrative sector ordered corrected, confiscated asking for of rebate, and royalty or received of property, and at asking for of rebate, and
    Percentage value received or fined not more than twice times more than 5 times are serious and the Manager licence revoked.
    32nd in violation of the provisions of this article 22nd, tourists stranded abroad do not return, not in time to the tours team tour and Chinese embassies report or travel agents are not reported to the relevant authorities in a timely manner, by the tourism administrative departments shall issue a warning and can suspend the tour team leader cards, travel agents can suspend its overseas tourism business license.
    Tourists stay have been repatriated by the public security authorities revoked his passport. 33rd article this way come into force July 1, 2002.
                                    State Council approved on March 17, 1997, the national tourism administration, Ministry of public security released on July 1, 1997, of the interim measures on the management of Chinese citizens traveling abroad at their own expense repealed simultaneously.

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