1. Countries qualified for the 24/144-hour Visa-free Transit in Beijing Capital International Airport

Beijing Capital International Airport now (since Dec. 28, 2017) adopts 144-hour visa-free transit to the holders of passports issued by the following 53 countries:Albania, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Belarus, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Macedonia, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Republic of Montenegro, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Serbia, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States.

According to our experience, some of the countries are not belong to the 144-hours visa free countries, but if your layover time within 24 hours in Beijing, you still can obtain the visa free for 24 hours. Such as: India, Philippines, Vietnam, Norway, Columbia, Ecuador, Panama, Dominican Republic, etc.

2. Restrictions of the 24/144-hour Visa-free Transit

It only applies to passengers who transit through Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing. The destination and place of departure cannot be the same.(e.g Auckland – Beijing – Auckland).

3. About how to go through the “visa free access” at Beijing airport

Please see details at: https://www.beijinglayovertour.com/beijing-layover-tour-tips/.

Even you fit all the policies above, the immigration officers still have right to object you for some reasons (sometimes they will tell you the reason sometimes they don’t).

If you want to be 100% sure, please apply for the visa in advance in Chinese Embassy.

We found some reasons that cause you can not obtain the Visa-free.

1. The validity of your passport less than 3 months.

2. Worked or been to Iraq, Turkey, Pakistan.

There must be more reasons but we just don’t know yet. (The latest updated on Jan. 2, 2019)

As a tour company, if we agree to arrange tour for you that is means your flights information, layover time and your nationality fit the visa free policy requirements.

But there are still some other issues might happen that might cause you can not obtain the visa-free or can not get out of the airport.

We don’t take any responsibility if it happens. And according to our refund policy, we will deduct our tour guide and driver airport transfer cost accordingly and refund the rest of tour fee to you. (Most companies are non-refundable)

Hope for your understanding!

204 comments on “Visa-free Policy

  1. Ari says:

    HI, to be sure: is it necessary to have a single ticket for transit?
    We’re flying in from Dubai with Emirates, leaving two days later with ANA to Japan, and would like to apply for a 72hr transit. All flights are confirmed. Thnx!

    • admin says:

      Hi Ari,

      If your nationality belongs to 51 visa-free 51 countries, you can get 72 hours transit visa for sure.

  2. MA LEA says:

    We are a family of 4, all Philippine passport holders and greencard (not US citizen). We will be back to US on August 2018 (already bought tickets for summer 2018). Our connecting flight wait time is 39 hours (arrival from Phils Sun 10:30 am – departure for US Mon 10:35 pm). Philippines is not included in the 72-hour transit VISA. We want to visit Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Great wall, and the tomb. Is it possible? Please advise.

    • admin says:

      Hi Ma Lea,

      Thank you for contacting us!

      Since your layover time is more than 24 hours, so you would have to apply Chinese entry visa in Chinese Embassy in advance.

      We can arrange the tour for you after you get the visas.

  3. Nadia says:

    Hi,
    I am a Malaysian with Indefinite leave to remain in the UK. I will be travelling from the UK with 24hrs transit in PEK airport to Kuala Lumpur. Do I need to apply for a visa if I want to leave the airport?
    Many thanks,
    Nadia

    • admin says:

      Hi Nadia,

      We arranged tours for Malaysian without visa. But the airport have right to stop you in the airport without any reason even was happened for the US passport holders. So if you want to be 100% sure, please apply for a visa.

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