China – 72-hour, visa-free stopover

Travellers from 51 nations* may take a 72-hour, visa-free stopover in Beijing. A similar 72-hour stay is also possible on arrival in these other Chinese cities: Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Kunming, Tianjin, Shenyang, Dalian, Xiamen, Xi’an, Wuhan, Guilin, Chengdu and Harbin.

The visa-free stopover is permitted on the following conditions: the passenger has a residence permit or a visa for a third country, has an airline ticket with a confirmed seat to a third country on a direct flight from China, is arriving at and departing from the same airport and is carrying valid passport documents.


* Citizens of the following countries can take advantage of this offer: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States