Now, 72-Hour Visa-Free Transit policy has been approved in Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Shenyang, Dalian, and Guilin. Transit passengers from 51 countries holding third country visas and flight tickets are allowed to travel these cities no more than 72 hours without a China visa. In addition, visitors holding ordinary passports issued by the nations with diplomatic relations with China can get 144 hours visa-free tour in Pearl River Delta.
We have selected our most popular 1-3 days tours in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou and 5 days tour Pearl River Delta for transit tourists. Besides, we can also provide the customized visa free tours according to your requirements.
1) 24 Schengen countries in Europe:
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovak, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
2) 13 other European countries:
Russia, Great Britain, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Montenegro, Macedonia and Albania.
3) 6 American countries:
The United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Chile.
4) 2 Oceanian countries:
Australia and New Zealand.
5) 6 Asian countries:
Republic of Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, United Arab Emirates, and Qatar.
1) Holding valid international travel documents that can prove their nationality and identity;
2) Qualified for the entry requirements of their destination country;
3) Holding valid air tickets or arrangements with specific dates and seat numbers which prove they will make transit via the Airports to the third country or region within 72 hours;
4) Being reported to China's exit-entry frontier inspection authorities by their airline companies.
For air passengers who are interested to visit visa-free cities during 72 hours, they can apply for visa-free in the airports when arriving. The airports has taken various measures to ensure quick transit registration procedures, designating more staff to provide transit passengers with the necessary instructions, and and installing signs to guide the flow of transit passengers.
The policy only implement to transit via airports in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xi'an, Kunming, Chengdu, Chongqing, Shenyang, Dalian, Guilin, Hangzhou, Wuhan, Xiamen and Tianjin; and passengers should handle procedures in airports. And finally, they can only depart from the airports in these visa-free cities. That means, travelers come to China by train or any other vehicles should still apply for a transit visa in advance.
Travelers are only allowed to travel within visa-free cities, and not allowed to other China cities during the 72-hour visa-free period. The policy does not apply to passengers with a single return flight ( e.g. Shanghai - Beijing - Shanghai, Hong Kong - Beijing - Hong Kong ).
>> Read more about China 72-Hour Visa-Free FAQs.
Foreign citizens holding ordinary passports issued by the nations with diplomatic relations with China are exempted from applying for a visa if they join in tourist group with local travel agency legally registered in Hong Kong and Macao to the Pearl River Delta region, including Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen, Zhaoqing, Huizhou administrative area, for tourism and stay up to 6 days.
>> Read more about China Visa Exemption.