Which countries can apply for TWOV while passing through China? Different from 24-Hour Transit Visa Exemption valid for any foreign countries, China 72-Hour and 144-Hour Visa-free Transit Policy only applies to citizens from 53 specified countries abroad. Accordingly, Americans, Canadians and Australians are eligible for application, while Indian and Maylaysia passport holders do NOT. Check the below list carefully to find out if your nationality are qualified for China's transit visa exemption.
To offer equal convenience for international transits, China has unified the object of China 72-Hour and 144-Hour Visa-free Transit to total 53 countries in 4 continents. That means, once meeting all requirements, citizens coming from US, UK, Canada, Australia, Singapore and else mentioned countries may apply for a 6-day ”no-visa” transit tour in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Xiamen, Kunming, Wuhan, etc., or 3-day transit visa-free layover in Xian, Guilin, Harbin, Chongqing, Changsha at appointed ports of entry.
|Continent||Number||Transit Visa Free Countries|
|Europe||39|| Countries under Schengen Visa Agreement (24):
Austria, Belgium, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.
Other Countries (15):
Russia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, Monaco and Belarus.
|America||6||United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, the Republic of Chile.|
|Oceania||2||Australia, New Zealand.|
|Asia||6||South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar.|
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