Beijing, along with the neighboring Tianjin City and Hebei Province, now allow 144-hour visa-free entry for citizens from 53 countries, aiming to boost the economic and cultural exchanges between the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and the world.
Transit passengers by air, train and ship can stay in the region for 144 hours before heading for a third country or region, on condition that they enter and exit through one of the following six border ports in Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei:
Beijing: Beijing Capital International Airport, Beijing West Railway Station
Tianjin: Tianjin Binhai International Airport, Tianjin International Cruise Home Port
Hebei: Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport, Qinhuangdao Port
Documents required for the 144-hour visa-free transit policy
1. Valid passport
2. Onward ticket with a confirmed seat and date (within 144 hours) as well as a valid visa to a third country or region.
3. An Arrival/Departure Card fully completed before arrival
Who can enjoy the policy?
Citizens of the following 53 countries can enjoy the policy:
Albania, Argentina, Austria, Australia
Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria
Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic
Iceland, Ireland, Italy
Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg
Macedonia (FYROM), Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro
Netherlands, New Zealand
Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
the United Kingdom, the United States
Ukraine, United Arab Emirates
What to do during the 144 hours?
Myriad cultural and natural attractions in Beijing await travelers to discover their long history and breathtaking sceneries, such as the Forbidden City and the Great Wall. The Ancient Culture Street (Gu Wenhua Jie) in Tianjin is a wonderful place to have a bustling local cultural experience. Jinshanling Great Wall in Hebei is the most hiked section of the Great Wall. Convenient transportation in this region enables a smooth trip.
Hiking the Great Wall is a must for Beijing tours.
Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei is the second region in China offering 144-hour visa-free entry for transit passengers. The first region is Shanghai and neighboring provinces of Zhejiang and Jiangsu, offering the visa-free service since January 2016. For more information about China visa, please visit our China Visa FAQs page.
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