Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang Provinces will offer a 144 hours visa-free entry for international transit passengers
From our branch IC&Partners Asia
Chinese Ministry of Public Security approved recently a new policy that will increase international tourism and business cooperation with foreign Countries in the area of Yangtze River Delta.
Starting from January 30th 2016, citizens of 51 nations will get a 144 hours (6 days) visa-free entry if transiting through Shanghai’s Pudong Airport, Shanghai’s Hongqiao Airport, Hangzhou’s Xiaoshan Airport and Nanjing’s Lukou Airport, provided they hold valid passport, ticket to leave for a third Country within 144 hours and visa for this Country (if required).
It’s important to know that the Country of departure and the Country of destination must be different: so, for example, it will be allowed to an Italian citizen coming from Milan to spend 6 days in Shanghai without visa and then leave to Tokyo (but the transit permit will not be granted if the traveler wants to go back directly to Italy after his or her visit in Shanghai).
Visitors will be allowed to stay in Shanghai and the Provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang for six days without visa but they can not travel in other Chinese Provinces; furthermore, they will be allowed to leave China only from one of the four mentioned airports of Shanghai, Hangzhou and Nanjing.
This new policy will be applied to the citizens of the following nations: Albania, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America.