144-Hour Visa-Free Transit in Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei

According to the latest information, the 144-hour visa-free transit will be implemented in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei by the end of 2017. It enables air, train, and ship passengers heading for a third country or region to stay within the three places for up to six days without needing a visa application. The eligible countries are the same as those covered by the 144-Hour Visa-Free Transit in Shanghai, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang.

At present, the 144-hour visa-free transit has been carried out in Shanghai, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang, and it attracts many foreign visitors to travel within the three places during the 144-hour transit time. The 144-hour visa-free transit in Guangdong is to be adopted as well. After implementation in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei, the tourist industry in these areas will become greatly promoted, and the number of the foreign visitors transiting in the three places will increase at the same time.

Tourists qualifying for the 144-hour free transit can move freely in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei within the 6 days. For example, if an UK passport holder entering from Beijing Capital International Airport intends to take a 6 Days Private Olympic Tour to Beijing & Zhangjiakou offered by TravelChinaGuide, and then catch a leaving flight in Tianjin airport, there is no problem that the 144-hour visa-free transit can cover the trip and no visa will be required for the British.
 

How to Apply for 144-Hour Visa-Free Transit?

144-hour visa-free transit
 

What Can I Do During the 144 Hours?

Sightseeing in Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei

Thanks to the developed intercity high speed trains, it is quite easy for visitors to transfer from Beijing to Tianjin or cities in Hebei. The One-Card system for public buses and subways will run in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, making it even more convenient to travel in the region. Why not take advantage of this visa-free transit and easy transportation to make a trip in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region?

Foreigners transiting under eligible countries’ passports are able to enjoy 144-hour visa-free transit to travel within the qualified transit zone. Beijing is not only the political and economic center of China, but also a well-known tourist resort covering a large number of attractions, such as the Tiananmen Square, the Summer Palace, and the Temple of Heaven. Paying a visit to the grand Great Wall will highlight your private trip in Beijing. You could also go to Qinhuangdao City to appreciate the fascinating natural landscape of Beidaihe. In addition, viewing the Chengde Mountain Resort is recommended for it will provide you with a retreat in hot summer.

Cost-efficient Shopping With Tax Refund Policy in Beijing and Tianjin

Trans-city tax refund in Beijing and Tianjin will help you to reduce the budget. Travelers can buy things at designated tax free stores in Beijing and Tianjin and choose to apply for a tax refund in either city. For example, if you buy things in Tianjin and your leaving flight is in Beijing, you can get the refund at the Beijing airport.
 If you are a sport enthusiast, enjoying this 144-hour visa-free transit will provide you with a great convenience to watch the 2022 Beijing-Zhangjiakou Olympic Winter Games during the 6-day transit time. Besides, Ski Resorts in Zhangjiakou are ideal places for skiing and entertaining yourself close to Beijing.

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