144-Hour Visa-Free Transit in Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei
The 144-hour visa-free transit has been implemented in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei since December 28th, 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.
See Who can enjoy the 144-hour visa exemption? - List of 53 Qualified Countries
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.
At present, the 144-hour visa-free transit has also 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.
How to Apply for 144-Hour Visa-Free Transit?
What Are the Eligible Transit Ports?
|Beijing||Capital International Airport||0086-10-56095400|
|West Railway Station||0086-10-56092165|
|Tianjin||Tianjin Binhai International Airport||0086-22-24905908|
|Tianjin International Cruise Home Port||0086-22-25605128|
|Hebei||Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport||0086-311-88027961|
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.
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