A press conference is held at the T2 of Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport on April 30th to explain the 144-hour visa-free transit policy to media representatives from both Guangdong and Macao. [Photo: Chen Tinghui]
According to the Guangdong Provincial Public Security Department, foreigners from 53 countries can enjoy 144-Hour Visa-Free Transit Policy from May 1st when entering China.
Lin Weixiong, Deputy Director General of the Guangdong Provincial Public Security Department explained that foreign transit passengers with valid travel documents, and air ticket already in hand to a third country can enjoy this policy when entering China from Baiyun International Airport, Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport and Jieyang Chaoshan International Airport.
At present, channels for visa-free transit passengers are set in the ports of entry.
"Foreign transit passengers are, however, required to remain within Guangdong during the 144 hours," Lin added.
Sign of 24/144-hour temporary entry permit application at the T1 of Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. [Photo: Zhang Ziwang]
Furthermore, the transit passengers must leave China from one of the following ports:
Baiyun International Airport, Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport, Meizhou Airport, Zhanjiang Airport, Jieyang Chaoshan Airport
Guangzhou East Railway Station, Dongguan Railway Station, Foshan Railway Station, Zhaoqing Railway Station
Shatoujiang Port, Wen Jindu Port, Huanggang Port, Luohu Port, Shenzhen Bay Port, Futian Port,
Gongbei Port, Hengqin Port
Port of Guangzhou Gang, Port of Nansha Gang, Port of Lianhuashan Gang
Port of Shekou Gang, wharf of Shenzhen Bao'an International Aiport
Port of Jiuzhougang, Wanzi Port, Port of Wanshangang, Port of Doumen Gang
Port of Jiangmen Gang, Port of Heshan Gang
Port of Foshan Gaoming Gang, Port of Rongqi Gang
Port of Zhongshan Guang
Port of Dongguan Humen Gang
Area for applying for temporary entry permit application at the T1 of Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport [Photo: Zhang Ziwang]
According to the Guangdong Provincial Public Security Department, the 144-Hour Visa-Free Transit Policy is available to the passengers with following nationalities:
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia, Britain, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, Monaco, Belarus
United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile
Australia, New Zealand
Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, UAE, Qatar
Steps for passengers to apply for 144-hour visa-free transit [Photo: Monica Liu]
Sample for visa-free transit passenger’s arrival card [Photo: Monica Liu]
Author: Monica Liu, Steven Yuen
Editor: Simon Haywood