Visa-free transit for 6 days in China!

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Thumbs up for China: 144-hours visa-free transit!

Since yesterdag (30th of January 2016) the visa regulations in China has been changed. The visa-free transit has been extended. Up till last saturday tourists would be permitted a 3-day stay (72 hours) for free in many Chinese cities. The Ministry of Public Security told the good news that tourists, arriving at Shanghai Pudong and Hongqiao Airport, Huangzhou Xiaoshan Internation Airport & Ninjing Lukou International Airport, can enter the country for 6 days without a visa.

Not sure what to do in 6 days in China? Well, we can give you some travel inspiration 😉 You can stay in Shanghai for a couple of days and explore this always-changing city with her beautiful architecture. Enjoy the view from the observationdeck in the World Financial Center or go on a daytrip to an ancient town. For example Suzhou! This city is known for its beautiful gardens, many canals, bridges and pagodas.

Are you wondering if you are allowed to get a 144-hours visa-free transit? Here is a list with all the countries that are permitted to explore China during 6 days for free!

North- and South America:

United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Brazil.


Netherlands, United Kingdom, Russia, Belgium, Germany, Austria, France, Spain, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, Iceland, Hungary, Denmark, Poland, Switserland, Luxembourgh, Latvia, Estonia, Czech Republic, Finland, Lithuania, Malta, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, Ireland, Cyprus, Albania, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina.


Japan, United Arab Emirates, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Qatar and Brunei.


Australia and New Zealand

                      View from the observation deck                                                                Suzhou “Venice of China”

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