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Public holidays in China: avoid logistics delays!

Public holidays in China: avoid logistics delays!

Logistics and public holidays in China: everything you need to know!

Air Time Critical® brings you an overview of the public holidays for the Dragon Boat Festival in China. The festival will take place from 22 June to 24 June 2023 in China and 22 June in Hong Kong.

During this period, expect disruptions to your logistics flows. Air Time Critical® tells you more about it so you are ready. 

Dragon Boat, the origins: Dragon Boat Festival, also known as the Duanwu Festival, is a traditional Chinese celebration that takes place every year on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. This colourful festival features dragon boat races and traditional Chinese food tastings. The dragon boats, decorated with bright colours and dragon heads, symbolise strength and bravery. It is an occasion for family and community gatherings, honouring the memory of the great poet Qu Yuan and perpetuating China’s ancient cultural traditions.

Holidays and Logistics restrictions in China & Hong Kong:

See below the logistics restrictions for urgent shipments during the bank holidays by type of transport solution:

On board Courier 

Customs at Shanghai (PVG) and Beijing (PEK) airports will be paused during the holiday period in China for on board courier. The operations will resume 25 June.

Priority air freight

During the holidays in China, customs offices will be opened for priority air freight. However, in case a shipment inspection is requested by the authorities, it will take place only after the holidays.

Hong Kong airport (HKG)

All transport solutions are available through Hong Kong airport. Customs at Shenzhen – Hong Kong border will be opened during holidays.

Urgent transport just before or after the Dragon Boat Festival?

Are you looking for the fastest transport from China, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong or Thailand?

Air Time Critical® can assist you with Air Charter or Express air freight solutions. Do not hesitate to contact us any time for more information about currently available options: