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Travellers Can Visit China Visa Free for 144 Hours

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Eligible foreign travellers transiting through China from one country to another country can obtain transit visa exemptions allowing a visa-free visit for 24, 72 and now 144 hours.
Exact requirements for each transit visa exemption vary, but all can only be used by foreign travellers travelling between two different countries with a layover in China and onward travel from China occurring within 24, 72, or 144 hours of arrival.

Exact requirements for each transit visa exemption vary but all can only be used by foreign travellers who are through China between two different countries with onward travel from China occurring within 24, 72, or 144 hours of arrival. The 144-hour visa-free transit policy applies to the following 53 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, Russia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, Monaco, Belarus, United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.

To obtain a transit visa exemption, travellers should confirm their eligibility with their local Chinese embassy. After confirmation, travellers must contact their airline prior to travel, which will liaise with the border control officials who ultimately grant the transit visa exemptions after verification.

More information can be found on the official Chinese Embassy website here.
Please contact us at reservation@cn.diethelmtravel.com if you have any questions or have clients interested in taking advantage of this new visa exemption.

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