Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei offer 144-hour visa-free transit
China on extended its visa-free period for people transitting through Beijing to 144 hours, and added neighboring Hebei Province and Tianjin City to the program. Transit air, train, and ship passengers entering either of the six border ports in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei can stay in the region for six days before heading for another destination, according to Beijing's Port Office.
People from the 53 nationalities that previously benefited from Beijing's 72-hour visa-free transit policy are eligible for the new policy.
the 53 nationalities:
- 24 Schengen countries in Europe:
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherland, Poland, Portugal, Slovak, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
- 15 other European countries:
Russia, Great Britain, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania and Ukraine, serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, Monaco, The Republic of Belarus
- 6 American countries:
The United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Chile.
- 2 Oceanian countries:
Australia and New Zealand.
- 6 Asian countries:
Republic of Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, United Arab Emirates, and Qatar.