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China Visa Free Tours

Notice on Latest Visa and Entry Policies for Foreigners Entering China - Updated on April 25, 2023:

1. From April 29th, all travelers to China can use Covid-19 antigen tests taken within 48 hours before boarding instead of nucleic acid tests, and airlines will no longer verify pre-boarding testing certificates.

2. 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.

3. Attention on China Group Visa on Arrival in Nepal: needs minimum 4 applicants, and no maximum limit. All applicants from one list must all come to the Visa Center for application.

China Discovery will keep focusing on the updates of the latest Chinese visa and entry policy! You can also call 86 010 12367 (Official telephone number of China National Immigration Administration) to check further information. Welcome to join in our Facebook Groups to catch up with the latest news!

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Travel to China Without Visa

Are you looking for a cost-effective way of getting visa for China tour? If yes, then you’re in the right place. With increasing growth of international communication, China has adopted different Visa Free Policies in major tourist cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, to welcome travelers around the world. Once meeting required official conditions, like nationality, transportation of arrival, duration of stay and scheduled itinerary, foreigners can apply for a free temporary entry simply and conveniently, and make a “no-visa” trip to certain city in China.

From Northern to Southern China, coastal region to inland cities, or nature to culture and history, there are always stunning holidays feasible. Granted 144-hour transit visa exemption - the most favorable privilege for short-term tourists, it’s lucky to obtain a 6-day layover tour to fulfill a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Great Walls of China, glistening modern metropolis, lovely Pandas, and many symbols of China. Visitors holding certain certificates may even extend travel further to “Silk Road”, Yangtze River and more interesting and featured places. No prior research and preparations is needed, no need to pay a huge amount of money, just bring your passport and supporting materials, go through a few steps, you get the cheapest entry permit and visit one of the top destinations in China.

Have been touched? Can’t wait to get start? Get inspired from our most popular China visa-free tours below or contact us to tailor make one.

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Visa Free Travel to Major Destinations in China

There are different visa-exempted policies implemented in different cities or regions in China. Entry via one of them, you may visit the corresponding place without visa. Citizens from certain 17 countries (Singapore. Japan...) or hold specific certificates (APEC Business Travel Card, China Residence Permit...) can travel to most Chinese cities relatively freely, as long as within the permitted duration of stay. Nowadays, the most famous destinations like Beijing, Shanghai,Xian, Guangzhou, Chengdu and many more provide 144-Hour Visa-Free Layover for transiting travelers. Thus, it’s surprisingly easy, simple and convenient to make a quick trip to China’s icons. Besides, 72-Hour Transit Visa Exemption is also available in Guilin, Harbin and Changsha., where you can have a meaningful stopover to picturesque Li River, or cool Ice and Snow World. Better yet, Hong Kong, Macau, Hainan has visa-free entry for many foreign tourists. Check your travel plan and proposed destinations to find out an accessible visa-free travel to China!

  • Beijing
  • Shanghai
  • Xian
  • Guilin
  • Guangzhou
  • Chengdu
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  • Beijing Visa Free Tours
  • Beijing Visa-Free Tours

    As a world famous door to China, Beijing is the current great capital of China with over 3,000 years’ history, a significant city presenting the glorious past, lifeful today and unlimited future of China. A classic trip to Beijing must cover the Great Walls, Forbidden City, Hutongs and else top landmarks, and 2 to 3 days are suitable. If time permits, make an in-depth tour in Beijing, enjoy Chinese Kung Fu show, Peking Opera, taste Beijing food, or extend tour to Tianjin to view exotic cityscape and features. Big fans of China Great Walls can either have have Great Wall Hiking experience on famous Mutianyu, Badaling or sections farther, even a unique night tour on Simatai Great Wall.

    2 Days Beijing Layover Highlights Tour
    Highlights: Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace
    3 Days Beijing Essential Short Stay Tour
    Highlights: Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Beijing Hutongs


    Make A Trip to China by Different Visa-Free Policies

    Want to figure out which city and how long you can visit China without applying a China Visa? Find the answers here.

    Coming from different country, arrival in different city, entering by different transportation and form of travel, factors like those determine exact where you can get “no-visa” entry permit and have a journey. Below are frequently used visa waiver programs we specially listed for your China travel. Among them, the newest 144-Hour Transit Visa Free is the most popular and convenient way used to make short trips to Beijing, Shanghai and one of the applicable cities and regions in China. To better help you plan a easy-going China visa-free layover tour, we introduce the essential requirements, application procedure, travel ideas and lots of practical information.

    Most Useful Guide for Visa-Free Cities & Regions and China Visa Application

    Compared to other policies, transiting through China without visa (TWOV) is much more time and money-saving, that makes many travelers firstly thinking about to use it. What are the most worthy things to do in each city? Well, that goes different for every visitor who has his own interest and schedule. Here we give you handy assistance on top things to do, transportation, accommodation and travel planning advice for main destinations. Meanwhile, if you are not eligible for free visa of China, read the following instruction of China Visa Application related articles to prepare your China travel!

    Travel China Visa Free with China Discovery

    China Discovery is a professional and experienced travel companion dedicated to offering high-value and worry-free China tours for all guests to China. We not only design ideal itinerary covering sightseeing, dining, transfer and hotel, but also provide visa related support and help for your China travel, whether you seek advice for a visa-free tour or regular travel by applying a full China Visa. China is a vast and beautiful country with fascinating glamour. With our considerate service, we believe you will make a meaningful, interesting and unforgettable journey, viewing and feeling different kinds of landscape, cultural and historic wonders and enriching your life.

    Tianjin Beijing Tour
    Shanghai Hangzhou Tour
    Harbin Ice Festival Tour
    Shanghai Suzhou Tour
    Guangzhou Foshan Tour
    China Chongqing Dazur Tour
    Beijing Great Wall Hiking Tour
    China Guilin Tour
    3 Days Guilin Brief Vacation

    Guilin / Li River / Yangshuo

    Start planning your tailor-made holiday to China by contacting one of our specialists. Once inquired, you’ll get a response within 0.5~23.5 hours.

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