Notice on Further Adjusting the Visa and Entry Policies for Foreigners Entering China - Updated on March 14, 2023:
In order to further facilitate the entry and exit of Chinese and foreign personnel, it has been decided to make the following adjustments to the visa and entry policies for foreigners entering China, effective from 00:00 March 15, 2023 Beijing time:
1. The entry function of visas which were issued before March 28, 2020 and still valid will be restored.
2. Overseas visa offices will resume issuing various types of visas (including Tourist Visa) for foreigners to travel to China, with specific requirements detailed in the visa application guidelines of Chinese embassies or consulates.
3. Port visa offices will resume issuing various types of port visas for lawful purposes.
4. The policies of visa-free entry for Hainan, Shanghai International cruise arrival, Guangdong for Tourist group entry of foreigners from Hong Kong, Macau, and ASEAN tourist groups entering Guilin, Guangxi will be restored.
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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.|
Tips: You can download the full list of 53 China Transit Visa-free Countries (photo of jpg format) here, or contact us to get more China Visa Free situations.
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