China's New Visa-Free 6 Day Travel Permit

China's New Visa-Free 6 Day Travel Permit


Exploring the beautiful destination of China will soon become even easier as China adds Chongqing, Ningbo and Xian to its ever-growing list of 144-hour visa-free travel ports. This visa-free travel permit - obtained on arrival - allows travellers from over 50 countries visit cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu for up to six days without obtaining a visa. 

As China begins to move ports such as Xian and Chongquin from a 72-hour to 144-hour visa=free transit policy - and adds entirely new ports such as Ningbo to the six-day-visa-free list. it is easy to see why China is becoming an alluring place to visit for any traveller. It is important to note that travellers must arrive on an international flight, have a passport that’s valid for at least three months from the date of entry, and bring a printout proving they have onward transit booked for a destination beyond China as this permit is only for those who are travelling to China as a stopover. 

Where to Obtain the Permit when you Arrive

Once you have arrived in China, each entry port which is participating in the travel permits will have a visa-free customs counter within the main customs area. Here, you can present your valid passport and a printed copy of your onward ticket with your booking number. You will then receive a permit sticker once approved. Whilst you have to exit China within 144 hours, Summer says there are currently no restrictions regulating how often you can make use of the visa-free transit option in the future.