According to the National Immigration Administration earlier this week, eligible passengers entering the cities of Xiamen, Qingdao, Wuhan, Chengdu and Kunming will be allowed to stay in the same city for up to 144 hours before they need to exit the country.
A valid travel document and a relevant connecting ticket are required.
At present, such passengers are allowed a visa-free stay of up to 72 hours in those five cities.
Chengdu sweetens deal in visa-free visits
The government of Chengdu recently released a series of incentives to attract more foreign transit tourists to use its 72-hour visa-free policy. Visitors entitled to the policy can enjoy discounts at hotels and airport shopping areas as well as dedicated transit lounges and free transportation between airport terminals. Buses are provided to commute from the airport to the most popular scenic spots such as Kuanzhai Alley, Jinli Ancient Street, Jinsha Site Museum and Temple of the Marquis of Wu.
Jul 01, 2014
Policy & Countries Covered
Starting from 1 September，2013, Chengdu offers 72-hour visa-free transit policy for foreign visitors.
Jul 04, 2014
Visa-free Policy for Chinese Tourists to Ecuador
The Ministry of Foreign affairs of Ecuador announced late last month that the country will launch a visa-free policy for Chinese tourists to Ecuador starting on March 1st.
Mar 11, 2016
72-hour Visa-Free Policy Makes Chengdu More Global
Many foreign visitors are highly impressed by Chengdu during their 72-hour stay in the city.
Sep 26, 2016
Chengdu applies to offer 144-hour visa-free transit
The city of Chengdu in southwest China is preparing to offer 144-hour visa-free transit to the holders of certain foreign passports. The municipal government has submitted a request to China's State Council for approval.