The People’s Republic of China have announced that they have expanded their 144 hour hour (six-day) visa-free transit service to apply to more provinces around the nation.
Posted On February 1, 2018 Posted By Isabella Medalle
The People's Republic of China have announced that they have expanded their 144 hour (six-day) visa-free transit service to apply to more Chinese provinces such as Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei.
The new ports include Beijing Capital International Airport, Beijing West Railway Station, Shijiazhuang of Hebei - Zhengding International Airport, Qinghuangdao of Hebei - Qinhuangdao Port, Tianjin Binhai International Airport and Tianjin International Cruise Home Port.
The visa-free transit will let travellers from 53 different countries transit through these provinces for 144 hours.
The three provinces will join existing visa-free transit provinces Shanghai, Hangzhou of Zhejiang and Nanjing of Jiangsu.
Australians arriving by air, train or ship can now enter selected airports, stations and ports without needing to obtain a visa for this period. The 144 hours starts from 00:00 the day after traveller's arrive in China (In most cases making the time limit over 144 hours).
In order to obtain approval for this visa-free transit, travellers will need to ensure they have valid documents and proof of their onward journey to a country different from their point of origin.