In order to facilitate international transit passengers and promote the construction of international aviation hubs, a trial run of a policy of exempting 24-hour direct transit passengers from immigration inspection procedures has started at Beijing Capital International Airport, Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. This trial was sanctioned by the Ministry of Public Security and announced by the Shanghai General Station of Immigration Inspeciton on October 13, 2015.
Here’s a global ranking of countries by the ability of their passport holders to enter other countries visa-free. The U.S. ties for 2nd place, with its citizens able to enter 172 countries with no visa. And China is in 82nd place, with its citizens able to enter 44 countries with no visa. Continue reading “Best Passport for Visa-Free Travel?”
Guangzhou is set to become the third mainland city (after Beijing and Shanghai) to offer 72-hour transit visa waivers to travelers passing through. Effective August 1, the eligible nationalities will include Australia, Britain, Canada, France, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, South Korea and the United States, among others. Continue reading “Guangzhou Grants 72-Hour Transit Visa Exemption”