144-Hour Visa-Free Transit in Guangdong

144 hours visa-free transit has been carried out in Guangdong, which provides great convenience for passengers from 53 countries or regions transiting through Guangdong to a third country or region. Tourists eligible for the 144-hour visa-free transit in Guangdong will be able to travel within the whole province for 6 days without applying for a visa, and the stay duration will be counted from 00:00 the day after the entry date. 

Which Countries Are Covered by the Policy?

24 Schengen Agreement Countries: 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

15 Other European Countries: Russia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia (FYROM), Albania, Belarus, Monaco

6 American Countries: the United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile

2 Oceania Countries: Australia, New Zealand

6 Asian Countries: Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, United Arab Emirates, Qatar

What Is An Eligible Route?

Country A → B: Guangdong → Country C

Here A refers to the country from which passengers enter Guangdong, and C refers to a third country or region. Before passengers' entry to Guangdong and after passengers' leave from Guangdong, they cannot have a stop anywhere in Mainland China. For example, if a passenger departs from UK to Guangzhou, with a stop in Shanghai, he cannot use the 144-hour visa-free transit.

What Are the Requirements & Procedures for Application?

Required documents:
 Passport/Travel Document valid for at least 3 months from the date of entry
 Confirmed onward ticket to a third country/region
 Visa for a third country/region (if needed)
 A fully completed Arrival/Departure Card (including name, nationality, passport no., visa no. & issuance place, flight no., purpose of visit, date of birth, gender)
144-hour visa-free transit
How to apply for 144-hour visa-free transit

What Are the Eligible Transit Ports?

In Guangdong, only 3 airports can issue the 144 hour free transit, and they are Guangzhou Baiyun Airport, Shenzhen Bao'an Airport, as well as Jieyang Chaoshan Airport, so the passengers who want to apply for this policy need to enter Guangdong from the 3 ports. But they are allowed to leave from any port in Guangdong.

The basic information about the 3 ports is as follows:
Airport Telephone Number Visa Office Opening Hours
Guangzhou Baiyun Airport 0086-20-36066622 24 hours (full year)
0086-755-82327700 10:00 to the last flight of the day (full year)
0086-663-3828770 24 hours (full year)
Guangdong Province Map
Areas Allowed to Stay

Areas Allowed to Stay

Passengers are allowed to travel or conduct business in the whole Guangdong Province if using the 144-hour visa-free transit, including Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Zhuhai, and Dongguan. It's not allowed to get out of the province.

What Can You Do during the 144 Hours?


Sightseeing the Landmarks of Cities

Travelers can go to some popular scenic spots to have a better understanding on Guangdong, such as the well-known Window of the World in Shenzhen, the fascinating Yuexiu Park and the charming Pearl River in Guangzhou. Taking a Pearl River cruise has become a must-do thing for travelers in Guangzhou. Sightseeing the cities in Guangdong will not disappoint tourists because there are many beautiful attractions with natural and cultural sceneries within the province.

 Recommended Tours:

Conducting Business Activities

Passengers qualify for this policy can also conduct business activities or take part in trade fairs like the Canton Fair. Within the 6 days, businessmen can visit factories and firms in depth as well.

Enjoying Famous Cantonese Cuisine

Cantonese cuisine attracts a lot of tourists from all over the world for its refined taste. Tasting the exquisite Cantonese cuisine and delicious Guangzhou snacks can be a highlight to the 6-day trip in Guangdong.

Taking Cruise Tours

Tourists who qualify for the 144-hour convenient visa to Guangdong province China can take a flight to enter and then embark on a cruise or tour to other countries.

 Further Reading on China 144-Hour Visa-Free Policy:
144-Hour Visa-Free Transit in Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei
144-Hour Visa-Free Transit in Shanghai, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang
144-Hour Visa-Free Transit in Liaoning
Xiamen, Wuhan, Qingdao, Chengdu, Kunming, Xi'anChongqing
- Last modified on Mar. 24, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on 144-Hour Visa-Free Transit in Guangdong
Asked by Marcus from GERMANY | Mar. 21, 2020 13:00Reply
"Asia" - Guangzhou - Hong Kong - Exit
I would fly into Guangzhou from somewhere in Asia on a Monday, Wednesday take a train to Hong Kong, Saturday fly home to Europe. Would the be possible?
Getting into CAN would be a separate ticket.
Answers (1)
Answered by Edna from FINLAND | Mar. 24, 2020 02:35

Yes, according to the situation, you are eligible for the 144 hours visa free policy.
Asked by SOLEIMAN from NORWAY | Jan. 28, 2020 09:34Reply
Are Norwegian passport intelligible for the 144 hours free visa
Are the Norwegian passport holders eligible the 144 hours visa free.
Answers (1)
Answered by Saul | Jan. 28, 2020 09:38

No. 24 hours maximum visa-free.
Asked by Alex from UNITED STATES | Jan. 27, 2020 00:14Reply
Does this need a visa?
Traveling from USA to Guangzhou, arriving there 3PM on April 2nd then leaving by April 4th at 2PM to Toronto, Canada then to NYC, USA.
Answers (2)
Answered by Felicia from NETHERLANDS | Jan. 31, 2020 19:29

Don't worry. You can enjoy the 144 hours visa free policy.
Answered by Alex from USA | Feb. 01, 2020 20:51

Thanks so much for the reply! Do I have to inform anyone or anything? Lol. So scared considering all the recent upheaval in global travel. Cant wait to visit ;_;
Asked by Alex from USA | Jan. 26, 2020 11:28Reply
Brief Time in Guangzhou- Visa Requirements?
I plan on flying to Guangzhou Friday February 28th, arriving from NYC, USA at 3:55PM. And leaving at 1:30AM in March 1 back to NYC, USA direct flight. Would I need any requirement for visa?
Answers (1)
Answered by Saul | Jan. 26, 2020 13:31

Yes, of course that requires a visa.
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