Hainan Airlines

Explore China without a Visa

Recent visa regulations stipulate that foreigners transiting through certain cities in China are now eligible for a 72/144-hour visa-free transit period. Passport holders from 53 countries are now eligible to leave the airport during their transit for up to a six day period without a visa, allowing passengers to explore the beauty of China before continuing on the journey.

FAQ

    1. Can a traveler apply for the 72/144-hour transit visa exemption when no exit air ticket is bought at the time of entry but he or she plans to purchase the air ticket for a third country leaving within 72/144-hours after entry?
      NO.
      According to the requirements, a foreign national applying for the 72/144-hours transit visa exemption must hold the air ticket for a connecting flight with confirmed date of flight and seat, i.e., the exit air ticket is already in place before entry. Therefore, this facilitation measure does not apply to a foreign national that does not have a confirmed air ticket for a connecting flight leaving within 72/144-hours.
    2. Does this measure apply to a foreign national coming to a city that provides 72/144-hours transit visa exemption from a certain country (region) with a confirmed air ticket for flying back to the same country (region) where he or she comes from within 72/144-hours with confirmed date of flight and seat?
      NO.
      According to the requirements, the 72/144-hours transit visa exemption measure is for a foreign national passing through Beijingor Shanghai for a third country or region. Therefore this measure does not apply to a passenger traveling from New York, USA, and stopping over at Beijing on his/her way to Los Angeles, USA.

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