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. Mathew Maddon says:

    I fly in to Beijing from America on Sep 21st and leave for Thailand on Monday Sep 24th. A few weeks later I fly from Osaka Japan back to Beijing and then 2 days later I return to America. Would I qualify both times to use the 144-free-visa?

  2. Pat Pincarelli says:

    Hi, we fly in to Beijing from Dubai after connecting flight from UK, spend 3 days in Beijing and then leave via Tianjin on cruise ship to Japan. Would we qualify for 144 hour visa free transit?

  3. Jolanta says:

    I’m traveling from Taipei to Beijing, want to spend there 3 days, and then fly to Hong Kong. Just want to make sure that qualifies for visa free.

  4. Shel says:

    We are traveling from Thailand to Beijing and will have an 8 hr layover and would like to see the city for a few hours. We are from USA and pir final destination is USA from beijing. We are a group of two. Would we qualify?

    • admin says:

      Hi Shel,

      Thank you for contacting us!

      According to your flights route, you can get the visa free stamp. We did many tours for who have a layover in Beijing from Thailand back to US.

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