The Beijing Municipal Government has announced
that six points of arrival in the
Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, including Beijing Capital
International Airport, Tianjin Binhai International Airport and
Shijiazhuang International Airport now permit visitors
from 53 countries to enjoy visa-free transit
for 144 hours when they have a valid
connecting flight ticket for a third country (or region).
This policy, which came into effect on 28
December 2017, is designed to boost travel and tourism throughout the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei
Nationals of the following countries are eligible
for the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region 144-hour transit visa-free
policy: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic,
Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary,
Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta,
Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland, Russia, United Kingdom, 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, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, United Arab
Emirates and Qatar.
Applying for visa-free transit is very
straightforward but do make sure that you have all the required
documents such as the booking confirmation for your hotel, the
hotel's telephone number and your confirmed flight out of the
airport. It may be an idea to have all that information printed
out before you travel.
144-hour visa-free transit is also available in
the Shanghai-Jiangsu-Zhejiang region of China.