International travelers have apparently been taking full advantage of Shanghai’s new 144-hour visa-free transit policy with 39,000 foreign visitors entering Shanghai without a Chinese visa since the policy was introduced last January.
That’s an 80% increase from last year, according to data from the Shanghai General Station of Immigration Inspection. Previously, only 72-hour visa-free transits were offered.
Along with Shanghai, the 72-hour visa-free policy also applies to Hangzhou, Nanjing and Guangzhou. It works for passengers from 53 different countries and regions around the world, all you need is a valid international travel document and onward travel tickets out of mainland within 6 days of arrival. Check to see if you are one of the lucky ones:
Schengen Countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden. Switzerland
Other European Countries: Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Croatia, Ireland, Macedonia, Republic of Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, UK, Ukraine
America: US, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile
Oceania: Australia, New Zealand
Asia: Republic of Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, UAE, Qatar
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