How can I book my hotel?

You will be able to book your accommodation via your confirmation email, once you have completed the registration process. All questions and enquiries for Sibos 2024 hotels are managed by the Sibos hotels team (hotels@sibos.com or +44 207 706 5569). 

What are the requirements for travelling to China?

China-bound travellers are not currently required to take COVID-19 tests prior to border entry, nor to declare a test result on the Health Declaration Form.  

Local regulations require foreigners to carry valid passports and Chinese visas or residence permits at all times. Entry and exit requirements are strictly enforced, as are restrictions on activities by any particular visa class. 

How do I obtain a visa to travel to Beijing?

If you’ll be travelling from outside of China to Sibos 2024, it's likely you'll require a visa, unless you are from a visa free entry country. Please note visas are valid for a limited time only. Please ensure the dates for your visa are relevant to the period you'll be visiting the event.

As it stands today, various countries can enter China visa-free for 15 days (Austria, Belgium, Brunei, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland). Many more countries may be added to this list in the following months.  

For information on obtaining a visa for Sibos 2024 please visit here, this site will lead you to your local Chinese Visa Application Service Center.

Once you have completed your registration on sibos.com, you will be able to download the visa invitation letter needed in the application of your China visa. Please contact visa.support@sibos.com if you require additional support.

Will there be shuttle buses available from the airports?

Yes. For Sibos 2024 we’re offering a complimentary airport shuttle service between Beijing's two international airports – Beijing Capital International Airport and Beijing Daxing International Airport – and official Sibos partner hotels.

Shuttle buses will run from the airports to hotels on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October, and then from hotels to the airports on Thursday 24 and Friday 25 October.

You’ll receive details on how to book your shuttle bus places (arrival and departure) once your official Sibos hotel booking reservation is confirmed. Shuttle places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis so it’s important to book in advance, as soon as you have your flight details.

How can I make payments while in China?

As a foreign traveller to China, there are many options available for making payments. It’s important to research and plan ahead to ensure you have a convenient and secure way to make payments whilst visiting the country. One option is to use cash, which can be obtained by exchanging your home currency for Chinese Yuan at a bank or currency exchange.  

Another method of payment is to use a credit card, although it is important to note that not all merchants in China accept foreign credit cards and charges will likely apply.  

Mobile payment apps are widely used and more information can be found here.