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Known as one of the famous tourist destination in China and the world, Guilin has implemented 72-Hour Visa-Free Transit Policy for international transit passengers of 51 countries from July 28th 2014. Later, Guilin approved to carry another new 6-Day Visa-Free policy at Guilin Liangjiang International Airport for ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) group tourists since May 28th 2019. Through fast and simple steps, the new rule gives travelers greater opportunity and more flexibility to discover the idyllic Guilin further.
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The 144-Hour visa-free entry to Guilin is only valid for tourists groups who hold ordinary passports of 10 ASEAN member countries. Citizens coming from other countries may refer to our Guilin 72-Hour Visa-Free Transit for 53 Countries, and China Visa Free Policy introducing other situations for different countries.
Attention that the group shall has at least 2 tourists, and all group members requires to enter and exit at the same port and same time.
10 ASEAN Countries: Singapore, Cambodia, Brunei, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, Burma, Philippines, Vietnam. (Singapore, Brunei Citizens enjoy 15-day visa free travel to mainland China without limitation of number of tourists and ports of entry & exit.)
Foreign visitors must take valid passport or international travel documents to prove the identity. Because the visa-free policy merely applies to nations of appointed 10 ASEAN countries.
Currently, the visa-free access is only valid to group tourists, instead of individual travelers. The tour group should consist of 2 tourists and more.
Guilin Liangjiang International Airport is the sole port used for the 6-day visa-free policy in Guilin. Thus, your entry from other ports will be denied.
Valid Passport and Round-trip Flight Ticket
STEP 1: When planning your Guilin visa-free tour (before departure), contact a travel agency in Guilin to inquiry. The agency must be approved by National Tourist Administration to organize and receive foreign tour groups.
STEP 2: Confirm your travel itinerary with the authorized travel agency, and give personal information. The agency will declare the travel group and tourist information to the Immigration Authority in Guilin prior to arrival. A tourist list will be offered to the Exit & Entry Administration 1 hour prior to arrival.
STEP 3: Upon arrival, fill in Arrival Card and go through the specialized “Fast Track” to visa-free counter.
STEP 4: Prepare all required documents (passport, flight ticket, etc), accept border inspection and make customs clearance.
STEP 5: Leave Guilin Liangjiang International Airport together with other group members to start your Guilin tour.
All tourists are required to stay within administrative regions in Guilin, not exceeding 144 hours. Apart from downtown Guilin, it’s free to travel to Yangshuo and Longsheng, the essence destination of Guilin.
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As a popular Chinese says goes, Guilin’s scenery is the best among all under heaven. No doubt that the beauty, serenity and Chinese painting-like Guilin wins many favors from international as well. You may catch glimpse of that from famous films like Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, the Painted Veil, the Nightingale, etc.
Since stay period permitted for up to 6 days, it’s highly suggested to extend journey to Yangshuo and Longsheng from downtown, to fully explore rural landscape in more memorable ways. You could have a sightseeing trip while taking Li River Cruise, Yangshuo Biking, Longsheng Rice Terrace photography, trying local food, etc. Top Things to Do in Guilin >>
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