Visitors' rules issued for Shanghai Expo

15:39, April 19, 2010      

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The "Terms and Conditions for Visitors to World Expo 2010" was issued on April 18 in Shanghai.

The Shanghai Expo Park will be open for 15 hours between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Visitors can enter the park as late as 9 p.m.

However, the allowable time for visiting pavilions is shorter than the park's operating hours. It is between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Skateboards, roller-blades and lighters will be banned at the World Expo 2010 site. Water, other drinks and pets will also be prohibited from being brought into the site, according to the Terms and Conditions for Visitors to World Expo 2010.

However, necessary medicines, milk for babies and cosmetics will be allowed to the site after security checks at the entrances.

Smoking areas will be set up around the Expo site where lighters will be provided. Cigarettes will be banned at other places at the site.

Visitors are allowed to take pictures or video around the Expo site, but must obey the rules of pavilions or performance venues that may prohibit using flash, said Huang Jianzhi, deputy director general of the Bureau of Shanghai World Expo Coordination.

No deposit rooms will be built at the site. But the organizer will give back the lighters or drinks at the entrance when visitors leave the site.

No additional fees will be charged for visitors to enter pavilions or watch performances at the Expo site.
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