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Passengers from 45 countries to enjoy 72 hours visa-free stay in Beijing from Jan 1, 2013
Jan 30, 2016 20:19
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  • ASAFAHMAD009
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This needs some clarification. Transit visa has to be obtained at the first city of landing in China.
Few cities, such as Shanghai, and Beijing, on can take a transit visa and travel to another city.
So even if you take a transit visa at he first point of landing and you can travel to another city, the total time in China is restricted to 72 hours.

Jan 31, 2016 20:07
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GUEST45667 ASAFAHMAD009, I am afraid that you misunderstood 72 hours free transit. Passengers who plan to enjoy this policy can only transit in one city and they can't leave for another one.

However, 144 hours free transit policy has been implemented in Shanghai, Nanjing and Hangzhou. Visitors can arrive in Shanghai by plane, cruise ship or train and exit from Nanjing or Hangzhou Airport. Also, they can fly to Hangzhou or Nanjing and then take train, ship or plane to leave from Shanghai. The premise is that they must be from one of the 51 countries.
Jun 1, 2016 02:35
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GUEST86121 You need a confirmed flight to a third country or region to get the visa free stay 72 or 144 hours when you have a passport from the 45 countries.
Now regarding "Schengen" what does mean "third country or region" ?

Does this mean when the first flight starts in a Schengen country the onward flight from China has to go to an other third country and this third country can be outside Schengen but also inside ?

Zurich,Switzerland-Shanghai-Munich,Germany

Jun 8, 2016 13:33
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GUEST82106 We are American citizens traveling from Toronto, to Seoul, to Beijing, back to Toronto. We will be in Beijing from early on a wednesday to a friday afternoon, so only a little more than two days. Will we need a chinese visa, or will we qualify for the 72 hour visa free stay? While we are in Beijing we plan on visiting the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and the Great Wall of China.
Oct 18, 2016 15:56
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GUEST14419 Do we need to claim our luggage? or can we leave it at the airport while we venture out?
Dec 5, 2016 22:47
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GUEST62419 We are American Citizen, planning to go to Hongkong. Can we get 72 hour visa free to visit Shanghai and then came back to Hongkong? Thanks.
Dec 13, 2016 11:09
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Jan 11, 2017 22:02
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GUEST62145 Hello,
We are from Czech Republic (Czechia) we fly from Malajsia ( Country A) to Beijing and after 58 hours we fly to Poland ( country B) so we qualify for free 72 hours visa? Is that right? We will stay in Beijing and we would visit only chinesse big wall and maybe forbiden city? Thanks for answer
Jan 11, 2017 23:47
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GUESTCINDY
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Originally Posted by GUEST62145

Hello,
We are from Czech Republic (Czechia) we fly from Malajsia ( Country A) to Beijing and after 58 hours we fly to Poland ( country B) so we qualify for free 72 hours visa? Is that right? We will stay in Beijing and we would visit only chinesse big wall and maybe forbiden city? Thanks for answer


Yes, you qualify for the 72-hour free transit in Beijing. You can visit the Great Wall and Forbidden City during the layover.
Feb 6, 2017 18:59
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I am a USA citizen and will be traveling to China in March 2017.

I will arrive 3/20/2017 1:15 am and depart 3/23/2017 5:25 pm
That's a total of 88 hours, but according to what I have read about the Beijing
72 hour Transit Visa the time starts counting from 00:01 AM on the following day
after the Transit Visa is issued upon arrival at the airport, until you depart on your flight out of Beijing airport. Other cities count the time as actual time from arrival to departure.

This will save me over $200 US dollars if I do not have to buy a regular 10 year tourist
visa for China.

Please give me your advice on this matter.

Thanks,
Kpsliger1
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