Now it's time to pack your baggage to get close to the giant pandas in Chengdu even without the hassle of applying a China visa! Following Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou, Chengdu becomes the fourth city in China adopting the 72-hr visa-free stay policy.
Staring from September 1st, travelers from 45 countries will be able to stay in Chengdu for 72 hours without a visa when taking an international transfer via Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport. The visa-free policy is available for travelers from 45 countries, including the United States, Canada, France, Britain, Germany, Italy, Australia and Japan.
Here is a sample itinerary telling how to spend 72 visa-free hours in Chengdu:
Day 1: Chengdu, Arrival
Upon arriving in Chengdu, take a rest to recover from jet lag and then have a delicious dinner of Sichuan Cuisine at a local restaurant. Recommended dish: Chengdu hotpot.
Day 2: Chengdu, Giant Pandas & City Highlights
Today visit the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding to cuddle with giant pandas, and then explore the charming city of Chengdu by visiting the Jinli Old Street, Marquis Wu Shrine, Kuanzhai Alley, etc.
Day 3: Chengdu, Free Day
Have some free time before boarding your flight to your next destination.
If you want to take full advantage of China's visa-free transit policy, check out our Visa-Free Tours.