Transit Through China in 144 Hours: Visa-Free Policy 2024

An ancient country with a long history and extraordinary natural beauty, China has always been an ideal tourist destination. It is just a pity that the visa process in China is a little tough in comparison. But don't worry, below is some information on the policy that lets you transit through China without a visa, so take a look and make preparations for your visa-free travel to China.

Who can travel through China without a visa in 144 hours?

There are two main prerequisites: nationality and ticket type.

1. Citizens of the following 54 countries

Americans (of 6 countries): United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and the Republic of Chile

European citizens (of 40 countries): Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, Belarus, Monaco, and Norway.

Oceanians (of 2 countries): Australia and New Zealand

Asians (of 6 countries): South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar

2. Passengers with combined tickets for transit from China to a third country or region

For example, USA - China - Thailand, which means that China can't be your final destination, but a stopover on your journey.

How are the 144 hours calculated?

Counting starts at 00:00 on the day after your arrival. For example, if your flight arrives in Beijing at 14:00 on October 1, but the count does not start until 00:00 on October 2. You may have more hours for sightseeing in China until the last second of 23:59 on October 7. However, if there is any delay in your departure time to the next country, an extension is required.

What to prepare before entering China?

  • Have your onward ticket to the next country
  • Fill in your arrival and departure cards
  • Make sure your passports with a validity of at least 6 months

Which city can you travel to?

The 20 cities have implemented a 144-hour visa-free policy: Beijing, Tianjin, Shijiazhuang, Qinhuangdao, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Shenyang, Dalian, Qingdao, Chengdu, Xiamen, Kunming, Wuhan, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Jieyang, Chongqing, Xi'an and Ningbo.

These include inland cities with many attractions to see, as well as some famous coastal cities. However, it should be noted that in most cases, this 144-hour visa-free policy only applies to sightseeing within a single city, especially if you choose to land in an inland city.

The realized region is another choice. If you choose to land in this area, your visit options will be even more varied, as you will be able to travel between cities within the implemented region.

Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region: Beijing, Tianjin, Qinhuangdao, Shijiazhuang

Yangtze River Delta Region: Shanghai, Nanjing, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Ningbo

Pearl River Delta Region(Entry only when the final destination is Hong Kong or Macau): Guangzhou, Shenzhen

If your next trip takes you through China, why not take full advantage of the visa-free policy and enjoy 144 hours in this enchanting country? From inland processions to coastal tours, from single visits to regional circuits. Don't worry about the complexity of your itinerary with so many options, contact us and Odynovo to make the plans for you. Trust our professional team to give you a satisfactory answer. We look forward to working with you on your China tour.

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