China’s 72- and 144-Hour Transit without Visa Programs

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Please note: This blog post has not bee updated since Feb. 2017. For updated information, one helpful source is the Shanghai government’s Interpretation of the 144-Hour Visa-Exemption Transit Policy (May 2, 2018).

China’s transit without visa (TWOV) programs allow a traveler arriving at certain ports of entry to be admitted to China and stay within a specified geographic area for 72 or 144 hours visa-free before continuing their journey to a third country (or region). Continue reading “China’s 72- and 144-Hour Transit without Visa Programs”

24-hour Direct Transit Passengers Exempted from Immigration Inspection Procedures at Beijing Capital International Airport, Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport

crowded-air-spaceIn 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.