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, Indonesia, 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!

196 comments on “Visa-free Policy

  1. TJ says:

    I’m traveling to Japan, with. 10 hour layover in Beijing. My passport expires in 3 months (10 days short of 3 months during my layover). Can I still book this tour?

    • admin says:

      Hi TJ,

      Sorry, we do not think you can get out of airport to take a tour. According to our experience, you can only stay at the airport. Sorry about that!

  2. Gabby says:

    Can I enter Beijing visa free coming from US to India, Nepal, India and leaving from Beijing back to US?
    Thank You

  3. Simon Dunning says:

    Hi, we fly into Beijing for 24hrs then take a cruise from Tianjin to Japan am I covered by the 144hr transit visa?

  4. Tsimiii says:

    I am travelling Budapest – Paris – Beijing – Amsterdam – Budapest, without spending time in Paris and Amsterdam. Do I qualify for the 144 hours visa free in Beijing?

    • admin says:

      Hi Tismiii,

      Yes, you can get the visa free. You donot need spend time in Pars and Amsterdam.

  5. Cindy says:

    If I use the 72 hrs visa free permit for Shanghai, then leave for Thailand and Vietnam, can I use the 24 hrs visa free permit for Beijing if I have a layover there on the way back to the US?

  6. amy farrell aiken says:

    Hi. We would like to travel from LAX to Hong Kong and layover for about 3 nights in Beijing on the way there or on the way back. Can we do this visa free? Do we check in with the airline as we check in at LAX?

    • admin says:

      Hi Amy,

      According to visa-free policy and your flight itinerary, you can get the visa-free stamp when you landing Beijing.

  7. Sal says:

    Filipino Citizen flying Dallas – LA – Beijing – Manila – Beijing – LA – Dallas. Do i need to apply for the visa or do i qualify for visa-free tour? i’m trying to figure out how to make great use of the 13-hour layover. thanks

    • admin says:

      Hi Sal,

      Thank you for contacting us!

      According to your flight itinerary, if your nationality belong to any of the above country, you can get the visa-free stamp.

  8. Tristen Click says:

    If I am flying Seattle (US) – Vancouver (CA) – Beijing – Vancouver (CA) – Seattle (US) do I need to apply for a visa?

    • admin says:

      Hi Tristen,

      Yes, according to your flight itinerary, you would have to apply for a visa in Chinese Embassy in advance. You are not able to get the visa free.

  9. Lin says:

    I am travelling Stockholm – Beijing – Kuala Lumpur – Beijing – Stockholm. Do I qualify for the 144 hours visa free in Beijing when arriving from Stockholm ? I will stopover in Kuala Lumpur before onward trip back, Kuala Lumpur – Beijing – Stockholm. Is it ok itineary to eligible for 144 hours visa free?

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