Smoking at Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG)

吸煙區, Xīyān qū

Airport Rating

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Before and After Security Smoking

Smoking is only permitted in designated areas outside the terminals.

Warning: Do not bring an expensive lighter. ALL LIGHTERS and MATCHES CONFISCATED ON ARRIVAL AND PRE-DEPARTURE!!!

Pre-Security Update from Charles (14th March 2019): Pre-Security outside only, many designated standings spots with pole-tray. Must go through metal detector each time. NO LIGHTERS OR MATCHES can get through this airport. Easy enough to find a light from a fellow smoker 24/7. Beer can be brought outside from Cheerway Store located next to entrance.

Terminal 1 - Domestic

Update and photos, Aug 2019 from Theodoros: Only one smoking area available. Follow the escalators down to gates 200-203. Good signs.

Terminal 1 - International

Update and photos, Aug 2019 from Theodoros: Only one smoking area available. Follow the escalators down to gates 213-216. Good signs.

Terminal 2:

Update and photos, 20th July 2019 from Theodoros: There's a smoking area in T2 at PVG next to Gate D73. Follow the escalator up to the 2nd floor and follow the signs next to the cafe. The smoking point located behind the Café Deco.

 

Update from Charles (14th March 2019): Near Gate 69, look for Costa Coffee, behind it is an escalator which leads to a second-story smoking outdoor smoking cage. Locked, lighters are available, usually packed. Beer can be brought to cage from convenience store.

Update on the 2nd March 2018 from Ankur Banerjee: There's a smoking area in T2 at PVG next to Gate D73. Follow the escalator up to the 2nd floor and follow the signs next to the cafe.

As of the 7th APR there is an outdoor smoking room near departure gate 23. There are car-style plug lighters, which helps as the Chinese confiscate all lighters and matches(!) from arriving passengers.

Images of Smoke Areas

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Further Information

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