| Hygiene and
are required to fill in a cursory Health Declaration Form
upon arrival. Recommended vaccinations for prolonged stay
are influenza, tetanus, hepatitis B, tuberculosis, Japanese
encephalitis B, gamma globulin and polio.
best medicine in China is the same as other destinations,
in regards to overall prevention. The key to prevention
is pacing yourself in consumption terms of food, drink,
exercise and awareness of hygiene. Useful items to bring
along: general antibiotics such as tetracycline, antacid
tablets to be taken before or after meals and insect repellent
in the summer (in Southern China). Toilets off the beaten
tourist track tend to be primitive so it is useful to bring
along your own sanitary necessities and moist towels when
venturing outside your hotel.