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 private tour 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!

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212 comments on “Visa-free Policy

  1. Jino says:

    Hi i am US citizens and my friend England we fly from Korea to Beijing then Beijing to Osaka both flights is not transit flights we could get free visa 144 hours?

    • admin says:

      Hi Jino,

      According to your flight itinerary, it is suitable for 144 hours visa free policy.

      Please let us know if you have any other questions.

  2. Idrees' London says:

    No Pakistan, Iraq or Turkey stamps in my passport but I am still worried. Have you had any visitors refused just for ethnicity or religion from your experience? Thanks

  3. Idrees' London says:

    Thank you for the useful information.
    I am planning Kuala Lumpur-Beijing- London with Air China with a 72 hour stop in Beijing. It looks like I qualify for 144 hour transit without visa with my UK passport. However I am a UK born ethnic Indian. Have you ever heard of someone refused the transit without visa entry due to ethnicity? I am worried about this because I read in another forum that they can refuse on these grounds.

    • admin says:

      Hi Idrees,

      According to visa free policy, UK passport is suitable the 144 hours visa free. But as a tour company, we cannot make sure that you can successfully get out of airport. Please see some reasons above as we listed. Thank you!

  4. Mary says:

    Do you have groups that I can join for cheaper tour?
    Flight Details: Philippine Passport: 13h layover MNL – PEK – SFO
    I am also planning to book another tour two weeks after for my other layover back to MNL

  5. Aliana Sofini says:

    Malaysian passport. 22h layover in Beijing. Dulles-Beijing-KL. What are my options?

    • admin says:

      Hi Aliana,

      We are not sure that if you can get the visa free. So if you would like to take a tour, please apply the Chinese entry visa in advance. Thank you!

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