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Visa-Free Policy in China

 

International visitors normally need a pre-arranged visa to enter China, but the country's newly expanded visa-free transit policies could allow some foreigners to enter China for up to six days without a visa, provided that their travel plans meet certain requirements.

The key rule here is that the visa-waiver scheme works for transits only, meaning that you're eligible only when you're entering from one country to travel through China before travelling on to another country. There are three types of transits without a visa: the conventional 24 hours, and the recent additions of the more accommodating 72 hours and 144 hours.

Also, it is now possible to visit Hainan province for up to 30 days without a visa, if you are from one of 56 eligible countries.

The 56 countries eligible for the  transit visa exemption are: Albania, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Albania, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia (FYROM), Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States.    

Ports for 72-hour visa exemption and areas open to travel 

Name of Port

口岸名称

Areas Open to Travel

停留区域

Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport

重庆江北国际机场

Chongqing

Guilin Liangjiang International Airport

桂林两江国际机场

GuiIin, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region

Xi'an Xianyang International Airport

西安咸阳国际机场

Xi'an and Xianyang, Shaanxi province

Harbin Taiping International Airport

哈尔滨太平国际机

 

 

 

Harbin, Heilongjiang province

Changsha Huanghua International Airport

长沙黄花国际机场

Hunan province

Ports for 144-hour visa exemption and areas open to travel

Name of Port

Open Area

Shanghai Pudong International Airport上海浦东国际机场

Shanghai

Jiangsu province

Zhejiang province

Shanghai Hougqiao International Airport上海虹桥国际机场

Shanghai Railway Station上海火车站

Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal上海港国际客运中心

Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal上海吴淞口国际部轮港

Nanjing Lukou International Airport南京禄口国际机场

Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport杭州萧山国际机场

Beijing Capital International Airport北京首都国际机场

Beijing

Tianjin

Hebei province

 

 

 

Beijing West Railway Station 北京铁路西客站

Tianjin Binhai International Airport天海滨海国际机场

Tianjin International Cruise Home Port天津国际邮轮母港

Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport石家庄正定国际机场

Qinhuangdao port 秦皇岛海港

Shenyang Taoxian International Airport汉阳桃仙国际机场

Liaoning province

Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport大连周水子国际机场

Wuhan Tianhe International Airport武汉天河国际机场

Wuhan,Hubei

province

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport成都双流国际机场

Chengdu,Sichuan

province

Kunming Changshui International Airport昆明长水国际机场

Kunming,Yunnan

province

Qingdao Liuting International Airport青岛流亭国际机场

Shandong

province

Qingdao Port青岛海港口岸

Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport厦门高崎国际机场

Xiamen,Fujian

province

Xiamen Port厦门海港口岸

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport广州白云国际机场

Guangdong

province

Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport深圳宝安国际机场

Jieyang Chaoshan International Airport揭阳潮汕国际机场

 

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