Guilin 72-Hour Visa-Free Transit Guide

Regarded as a famous scenic city, Guilin has become the 9th 72 hours visa free city in China after Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Shenyang, Dalian and Xian since Jan 1st, 2013, which made itself an open door for visitors overseas to have a short trip in Guilin.

The following are helpful information related to the 72-hour Visa-free transit policy in Guilin.

What do I need to apply for 72-hour Visa-free exemptions in Guilin?

- From certain countries included in the 72-hour Visa-free Transit Program;

- A valid international travel document with a validity of at least 3 months, such as a passport;

- A connecting flight (refers to air tickets from A country to C country, but stopping over at B country - China) with confirmed date of flight and seat from Guiling Liangjiang International Airport to a third country (region) departing within 72 hours.

Guilin 72-Hour Visa Free Transit

Which country's citizen can apply for it?

The 72-hour transit visa exemption policy is applicable to the following countries in Guilin(53 in total):

- 25 Schengen Countries in Europe

Austria, Belgium, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Monaco.

- 14 Other European Countries

Russia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, and Belarus.

- 6 Countries in the Americas

The United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Chile.

- 2 Oceania Countries

Australia, New Zealand.

- 6 Asian Countries

Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.

Guilin 72-Hour Visa Free Transit

72-Hour Visa-Free Applicable Country Map

What do I need to do for the visa-free entry procedures in Guilin?

Step 1 - Make the 72-hour visa free transit application in advance through the airline company that carry you to China;

Step 2 - After your arrival, fill in the Arrival Card for foreigners and apply to custom for 72-hour transit visa exemption at the site called "Exclusive Channel for 72-hour Transit Visa Exemption" with your passport or other valid international travel documents, with an air ticket or documents showing you have ordered an confirmed flight from Guiling Liangjiang International Airport for a third country (region) departing within 72 hours;

Step 3 - The border controllers will seal a temporary entry permit on your passport to grant a Temporary Entry Permit after verification.

Guilin 72-Hour Visa Free Transit

Guilin 72-Hour Visa-Free Transit Entrance

What to notice during my stay in Guilin?

Exit-entry at Guilin Liangjiang International Airport

After the implementation of the 72-hour visa free transit policy in Guilin, Guilin Liangjiang International Airport serves as the sole port for entry and exit. Foreign nationals granted the 72-hour transit visa exemption must enter into and exit through Guilin Liangjiang International Airport.

Useful Link: Guilin Liangjiang International Airport: Location, Transporation & Flights>>

No leaving Guilin during the Stay

You can not leave the administrative precincts of Guilin or stay longer than the permitted time. In case of your need to leave Guilin for another city in China or stay longer than 72 hours, you may apply for a Chinese Visa at the exit-entry administration department of Guilin as required by law.

Guilin Entry and Exit Administration Bureau 桂林市公安局出入境管理处

Address: 16 Shijiayuan Rd. Qixin District, Guilin 桂林市七星区施家园路16号

Guilin 72-Hour Visa Free Transit

Guilin Liangjiang Intenational Airport

How to plan a Guilin tour during my valid stay?

China Discovery provides you worry-free private tours which covers sightseeing, dining, transportation and other tour-related service in Guilin. The tour guide and driver will pick you up at airport to your hotel, and escort you all the way to focus on sightseeing and save your time on complicated local transfer. If you have more questions, please free to contact us and our experienced travel consultants are always ready to help!

Since you can stay in Guilin for 72 hours, it is highly suggested to spend 2 to 3 days to discover the most essence in downtown Guilin, Yangshuo, Longshen and Guilin. The following are recommended Guilin tours:

>> 2 Days Classic Guilin & Li River Cruise Tour

>> 3 Days Classic Guilin & Li River Cruise

Guilin 72-Hour Visa Free Transit

Idyllic Guilin Landscape

What to do after my 72-hour visa-free stay in Guilin?

If you haven't got a Chinese Visa, after the 72 hours' stay, you need depart from the Guilin Liangjiang International Airport with valid international travel documents and visa for a third country (region). Since Hong Kong and Macau are regarded as third regionas from mainland China, you could directly fly to Hong Kong and Macau for travel under the transit visa exemption policy.

The following are some internation (regional) transit airlines for your reference.

Guilin--Hong Kong




Guilin--Kuala Lumpur



Guilin 72-Hour Visa Free Transit

Recommended Transit Airlines from Guilin

Recommended Tours

Top 3 tours chosen by most customers to explore in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary, or tailor your own trip now with us.

Yangshuo Yulong River Bamboo Rafting Experience
3 Days Classic Guilin Tour - Guilin Brief Vacation

Guilin / Yangshuo

Yangshuo Yulong River Biking
2 Days Guilin Ideal Li River Cruise with Yangshuo Essence Tour


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