New Visa-Free Transit Policy Launches in Guangdong

By Matthew Bossons, May 2, 2019

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New transit visa rules went into effect in Guangdong yesterday, according to GD Today, with travelers from 53 countries now able to enjoy six days of visa-free exploration when entering China at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport or Jieyang Chaoshan International Airport.

To qualify for the 144-Hour Visa-Free Transit Policy, travelers must have a valid passport and onward ticket to a third country. Also, once approved, visitors will be expected to stay within Guangdong province.  

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Image via The Paper

Curious if your home country is among the 53 nations eligible for the new transit visa? Below is the full list in alphabetical order:

  • Albania

  • Argentina

  • Australia

  • Austria

  • Belarus

  • Belgium

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Brazil

  • Brunei

  • Bulgaria

  • Canada

  • Chile

  • Croatia

  • Cyprus

  • Czech Republic

  • Denmark

  • Estonia

  • Finland

  • France

  • Germany

  • Great Britain

  • Greece

  • Hungary

  • Iceland

  • Ireland

  • Italy

  • Japan

  • Latvia

  • Lithuania

  • Luxembourg

  • Macedonia

  • Malta

  • Mexico

  • Monaco

  • Montenegro

  • Netherlands

  • New Zealand

  • Poland

  • Portugal

  • Qatar

  • Republic of Korea

  • Romania

  • Russia

  • Serbia

  • Singapore

  • Slovakia

  • Slovenia

  • Spain

  • Sweden

  • Switzerland

  • Ukraine

  • United Arab Emirates

  • United States

The 144-Hour Visa-Free Transit Policy in Guangdong comes after Shanghai launched a similar visa scheme back in November of last year.

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[Cover image via The Paper]

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