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Transit without visa

72-hour Visa-free Transit

Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Shenyang, Dalian, Xi’an, Guilin, Kunming, Hangzhou, Harbin, Xiamen, Wuhan, Tianjin, Nanjing, and Qingdao adopt the visa-free transit policy for any passenger from 50 countries that bears a valid international travel permit and has booked an interline tickets to a third country or region, on condition that the flight departs within 72 hours and the flight seat is designated.

Applicable Countries

  • 37 European countries:Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania.
  • 6 American countries:United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile.
  • 2 Oceanic countries:Australia, New Zealand.
  • 5 Asian countries:South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, Qatar.


For a passenger to enjoy the 72-hour visa-free transit policy, the entry and the exit must happen at the same airport. For example, the policy does not apply to the following stopover flights:
Beijing–Phnom Penh (CZ323), Phnom Penh–Beijing (CZ324), Guangzhou–Moscow (CZ355, CZ6001), Moscow–Guangzhou (CZ356, CZ6002), Guangzhou–San Francisco (CZ659), San Francisco–Guangzhou (CZ660), Beijing–Istanbul (CZ679), and Istanbul–Beijing (CZ680)

Note: Please fully understand the visa-free policy before traveling; the regulations of the Bureau of Exit and Entry Administration of China shall prevail.


  • Visa Card
  • Master Card
  • American Express
  • Diners Card
  • JCB Card