✅ Trip Verified
| I had two experiences in Beijing Airport. Both of them were fairly traumatizing. When I arrived in China is was August 2019. I'm an English teacher and the airport had 3 separate security checks for foreigners, which is thoroughly unnecessary and very Chinese. But most importantly, I could not find a bathroom when I got off the plane. Anywhere. I begged half a dozen staff members for help. I was running around a wing of a very large airport just begging any Chinese person I could find for a bathroom and it was horrible. Almost no one speaks English at Beijing airport, which I feel is a very important point to make. But that cannot possibly compare to having my valuables stolen from me. When I left China, I was fleeing the coronavirus epidemic. On Feb 1, I entered Beijing airport with 10,000 Yuan. It was there in my onboard luggage. You know, so no one would take it from me. But the scanning people took my onboard luggage for "another scan". I was so distracted with my panic to leave China that I didn't even consider they might be stealing all of the jewelry, cameras, cash and oh yes, irreplaceable nature photography I kept on a 1 TB flash drive. That one really hurt. Yes, I should have downloaded it to cloud. I didn't think they would take it from me. I was pretty traumatized by all of this. This is the worst airport in the entire world and I've been to many countries that I can compare it to. I'm sure they are much nicer to Chinese nationals or anyone that speaks fluent Chinese. But if you don't, forget about being helped and you can kiss your savings and your valuables good bye!