Since December 28, 2017, Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei province have implemented a 144-hour visa-free transit policy for foreigners from 53 countries. Travelers with valid international travel documents and onward tickets to a third country or region (e.g., Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan) can enter or exit through designated ports, enjoying a visa-free stay of up to 144 hours in the region. This allows for more flexibility in travel and exploration within the three regions in one trip.
Who has the Eligibility for Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei 144-hour transit visa?
The eligibility criteria include:
a. Holding a valid passport from one of the eligible countries. View the full list of eligible countries: China Visa-free Transit Policy: 24-hour, 72-hour, 144-hour.
b. Having a valid onward ticket to a third country or region (e.g., Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan) within 144 hours.
c. Entering Beijing through one of the designated ports of entry (airports, railway stations, or ports).
c. Staying within the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region during the transit period.
Applicable ports for Beijing transit visa
Eligible travelers can enter and exit through any of the listed ports.
West Railway Station
International Cruise Port
Eligible routes to get Beijing transit visa
UK – qualified ports – France
UK – Hong Kong – qualified ports– France
UK – qualified ports– Hong Kong – UK
UK – Shanghai – qualified ports– France
UK – qualified ports– Shanghai – France
Remember that you are not permitted to have additional stops in other cities within China except the mentioned ports and Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan. It's important to double-check your flight itinerary and consult with the airline or relevant authorities to ensure compliance with the transit visa regulations and avoid any complications during your journey.
Duration of stay in Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei
Travelers can stay within the designated regions for up to 144 hours (6 days) without a visa.
If you arrive at 8:00 PM on August 1st, the counting of hours will start from 12:00 AM on August 2nd, and you can stay until 11:59 PM on Aug 7th for 144-hour transit visa. Hence, the authorized duration of your stay is typically over 144 hours.
Travel Scope for 144-hour Beijing transit visa:
During the 144-hour period, travelers can move freely within Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei. This allows for exploration of multiple cities and attractions within the designated regions.
It's important to note that the specific requirements and regulations may change, so it is recommended to check the official information and consult with the relevant authorities or your airline before traveling.
Travelers must depart from one of the designated ports within the allowed timeframe.
Where can I travel with Beijing transit visa?
With a transit visa in Beijing, you can travel within the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region. This includes exploring the city of Beijing with its famous landmarks such as the Great Wall of China, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, and Summer Palace. Additionally, you can visit Tianjin, known for its historical sites, modern architecture, and charming riverside areas. In Hebei, you can explore attractions like the Chengde Mountain Resort, Shanhaiguan Pass, and the Cangyan Mountain Scenic Area.
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