1. Countries qualified for the 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.

2. Restrictions of the 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.

There must be more reasons but we just don’t know yet. (The latest update on Apr. 24, 2018)

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!

152 comments on “Visa-free Policy

  1. Jose Eleuterio Limcaoco says:

    I am a Philippine passport holder but a US green card holder, traveling with 3 family members that are US passport holders, we would like to avail of your Mutianyu and Hutong tour on March 30; we only have a 10-hour layover, how fast is it to get the 72hour visa free policy if we apply at the airport in the Philippines? Our flight to Beijing is 4 hours.

    • admin says:

      Hi Jose,

      Thank you for your message.

      According to our experience, you can get out of airport and take the tour. Many Philippine clients did our tours before. Please apply temporary Visa when you landing Beijing.

  2. Erika Grill says:

    My friend and I are going to be in Bangkok for the next week and a half for vacation. We are traveling back home to the U.S. April 4th and have an 11 hour layover in Beijing (Bangkok – Beijing – New York City) We were wondering if we need a visa to leave the airport and do some sight seeing or if there is some sort of exemption since we will be in the city for only 11 hours? Any information would be helpful! Thank you!!

    • admin says:

      Hi Erika,

      Thanks for your message.

      You can apply temporary Visa when you landing Beijing. We will send an email about tour details to you now, please check.

  3. hanin says:

    I am from the Philippines and we would like to have a tour in Beijing for 4-5 days on December this year. Do we need a visa? I heard China is a visa-free country.

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