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Smoking at Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG)

吸煙區, Xīyān qū

Airport Rating

6

Before 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.

After Security Smoking

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 S1 - Domestic

One smoking area located near Gate H501. Open area, no seats. Signs available only near the smoking area. Update and Photos from Theodoros, Jan 2020.

Terminal 2:

On Jan. 6th 2020, the smoking area was still located behind the Café Deco. You have to enter and go through the Café Deco seeing its big sign on your right. The smoking area was a kind of a bird cage outside of the building. There was a dozen of lighters fixed on the wall. Anyway, I found a smoking area after security at T2. Update from Mikiya.

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.

Terminal S2:

Update from Chris, Jan 2020: Smoking area location is similar to Terminal S1, follow gate numbers 601/602 downstairs (just as 501/502 in S1).

Further Information

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