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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214 comments on “Visa-free Policy

  1. Angela Wright says:

    We are group of 4 people arriving in Beijing in 7th July 2018 from the UK and leaving for Mongolia on 10th July from where we will travel on to Russia and back to the UK from Moscow. I think this qualifies us for 144 visa-free but would like confirmation please.

  2. jessica says:

    i am flying into beijing 9/20– leaving to tokyo on 9/26- flying back from singapore to beijing on 10/1– beijing to the united states on 10/3.

    the 144 visa still applies correct?

    • admin says:

      HI Jessica,

      Yes. According to your flights route, you can get the visa-free at Beijing airport. But as we mentioned, 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 the Chinese Embassy.

  3. JJ Nobles says:

    From Mexico 🇲🇽 on our way to Cambodia 19 hour conection. After 27 days of traveling we return to Beijing from Delhi India on our way to Mexico this s second time 72 hours do we qualified for transit free visa?

    • admin says:

      Hi JJ,

      According to your flights route, you can get the visa-free at Beijing airport. But as we mentioned, 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.

  4. Rosalind says:

    From uk Landing on the 4th to Beijing then leave on the 7th for cruise not returning flying back to uk from Singapore
    Can I use 144 visa

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