Beijing’s 72-Hour Visa-Free Transit Policy

Travellers, who hold passports issued by any of the 45 countries eligible for Beijing’s 72-Hour Visa-Free Transit Policy and will remain in Beijing for no more than 72 hours while in transit, may apply to the frontier inspection authority in the Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA) for 72-hour visa-free transit stays in Beijing. This policy is applicable to foreigners who enter and exit from Beijing only.

The visa-free 45 countries

European Nations

Austria
Belgium
the Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Romania

Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Italy
Latvia
the Republic of Lithuania
Luxembourg
the Republic of Malta
Ukraine

the Netherlands
Poland
Portugal
the Republic of Slovakia
the Republic of Slovenia
Spain
Bulgaria

Sweden
Switzerland
Russia
the United Kingdom of Britain
the Republic of Ireland
Cyprus

American Nations

the United States of America  Canada  Brazil  Mexico  Argentina  Chile

Oceania Nations

Australia  New Zealand

Asia Nations

the Republic of Korea  Japan  Singapore  Brunei  the United Arab Emirates  Qatar

The Information of the 72-hour visa-free policy

Requirements

According to the regulations of the Ministry of Public Security, foreign travellers, arriving at BCIA, must satisfy the following conditions to qualify under the 72-Hour Visa-Free Transit Policy:
1. Travellers must be citizens of one of the 45 countries covered by the policy.

2. Travellers must hold international travellers’ credentials proving their citizenship.

3. Travellers must meet the entry conditions of their destination countries or regions.

4. Travellers must hold continuing air tickets with confirmed dates and seats, indicating their intent to depart from the Beijing Capital International Airport to a third country or region within 72 hours, or hold related certificates.

5. Arrival and departure airlines must report to the frontier inspection authority.

(The Beijing General Station of Exit and Entry Frontier Inspection will authorize 72-hour visa-free transit stays for travellers only if all these conditions are fulfilled.)

Notes

Entry Procedures
1.
Passengers apply for 72-hour visa-free transit stays in advance through their airlines; the airline’s aircraft must arrive at the Beijing Capital International Airport.

2. With valid international tourism credentials proving their nationalities and continuing air tickets with confirmed dates and seats, indicating an intent to depart from the Beijing Capital International Airport to a third country or region within 72 hours, or related certificates, foreigners need to fill in the Entry Registration Card for Foreigners after they arrive at the airport; then they can apply for 72-hour visa-free transit stays at the 72-Hour Visa-Free Transit Stay Application Counter of the frontier inspection authority while going through entry frontier inspections.

3. For qualified foreigners, the frontier inspection authority will affix a temporary entry permit seal on the passports and will complete 72-hour visa-free transit stay procedures for them.

Exit Procedures
1 .
Foreign travellers shall depart from the Beijing Capital International Airport within 72 hours after the frontier inspection authority has confirmed the validity and credibility of their valid international tourism credentials and the temporary entry permit stamped in the passports.

Frontier Inspection Procedures

Hold Continuing Air Tickets to a Third Country or Region
According to the policy, applicants from designated countries who apply for 72-hour visa-free transit stays must hold continuing air tickets with confirmed dates and seats, or hold related certificates. Therefore, this policy is not applicable to foreigners who have not booked continuing air tickets to exit from Beijing within 72 hours, and it is not applicable to foreigners whose destination is their home country.

Enter and Exit from BCIA
The Beijing Capital International Airport is the only entry-exit port applicable for the policy in Beijing. In-transit travellers must enter and exit from the Beijing Capital International Airport only.

Stay in Beijing
Qualified foreigners must remain in Beijing for the duration of their 72-hour visa-free transit stays. They must depart from the Beijing Capital International Airport within 72 hours. If in-transit foreign
travellers have to remain in Beijing for longer than 72 hours for reasons beyond their control, they should file an appropriate application with the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau for a visa.


Download | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Sitemap | Links | China Travel News | Contact Us | About Us

China Tour Packages: China Group Tours | China Panda Tours | Tibet Tours | China Cultural Tours | Yangtze River Cruises | China Trekking Tour | Travel China by Train | Popular Festival Tours | China Golf Vacations | Landscape and Nature | China Beach Holidays

Single City Tours: Beijing Tours | Shanghai Tours | Xian Tours | Guilin Tours | Guangzhou Tours | Chengdu Tours | Suzhou Tours | Xiamen Tours| Harbin Tours

China Attractions: Beijing Attractions | Xian Attractions | Pingyao Attractions | Hangzhou Attractions | Lijiang Attractions | Yangshuo Attractions

Copyright 1998-2014 Chinaholidays.com. All Rights Reserved

hellobritain ukinbound atol iata paypal