From January 1, 2019 on, five cities including Xiamen, Qingdao, Wuhan, Chengdu and Kunming will be added to the list of 144-hour visa-free transit. The qualified tourists from 53 countries can transit in any of these cities for at most 144 hours without a China visa. It’s a further optimized the current policy of 72-hour visa-free transit. Comparing with before, the stay time will be extended and more transit ports will be available.
More and more China cities begin to implement the 144-hour free-visa transit and 72-hour free-visa transit. This undoubtedly offers great convenience for business men and tourists who want to have a short visit to China. Now, check if you are eligible for the policy.
Who can enjoy the 144-hour visa-free transit?
The tourists from 53 countries who comes from country/region A to China, and leaves for country/region C. Application documents include the passport valid for at least three months, visa (if applicable) and onward ticket to the third country or region.
53 Countries List:
24 Schengen Agreement Countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
15 Other European Countries: Russia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia (FYROM), Albania, Belarus, Monaco
6 American Countries: the United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile
2 Oceania Countries: Australia, New Zealand
6 Asian Countries: Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, United Arab Emirates, Qatar
Available Transit Ports:
Two seaports in Xiamen and Qingdao will be added and all the eligible ports are as follow: Xiamen airport, Xiamen seaport, Qingdao airport, Qingdao seaport, Wuhan airport, Chengdu airport and Kunming airport.