Previously reported plans to allow visitors from 45 countries (including nearly all European countries apart from Norway) to stay in Shanghai and Beijing for 72-hours without a visa, will come into effect tomorrow, January 1st 2013.
The visa-free rules will be valid for arrivals at Beijing Capital International Airport, Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport.
China Eastern Airlines is offering package deals, including flights, hotel reservations, car rentals, and one to three-day city tours, for visa-free travellers arriving in Shanghai.
Full list of nationalities who will be eligible for 72-hour visa free travel in Beijing and Shanghai:
|Europe||Rest of the world|
|Ireland||United Arab Emirates|
|Italy||United States of America|