144-hour Visa-free Transit in Wuhan

The 144-hour visa-free transit has came into force officially in Wuhan, Central China. Following the Liaoning 144-hour visa-free transit that took effect in 2018, the 144-hour transit without visa (TWOV) in Wuhan enables air passengers from 53 eligible countries to take a free transit in the city for 6 days without applying for Chinese visa before departure. 

Who Can Enjoy the Wuhan 144-hour TWOV? - List of 53 Qualifying Countries

 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

Areas Allowed to Stay

The whole city of Wuhan is the allowable area to stay for foreign tourists entitled for this 144-hour TWOV. That is to say, the flight passengers who intend to transit in Wuhan for 6 days without visa are only able to sight-see Wuhan after leaving the airport. 

What Is the Eligible Transit Port?

Wuhan’s free transit can only be issued in its airport - Wuhan Tianhe International Airport. Those travelers who enter Wuhan by trains or cruises cannot avail of the 144 hours TWOV after their arrival.

Eligible Port Contact Information
Wuhan Tianhe International Airport 86-027-96577

What Is the Qualified Travel Route for Using the Wuhan 144-hour Free Transit?

A: departure country ⇒ B: Wuhan ⇒ C: the third country or region

If wishing to take advantage of the Wuhan 144-hour TWOV, make the travel itinerary to be country A – Wuhan - country C. Country A and country C can be any foreign countries or regions instead of mainland China, but A should be different from C.

How to Apply for 144-Hour Visa-Free Transit Scheme in Wuhan

Before boarding the flight, please inform the airline that you are in transit without visa in Wuhan, and then show the tickets and passports to apply at the immigration counter upon arrival.
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What Can I Do During the 144 Hours in Wuhan?

The six days would be enough for the qualified tourists to have a deep exploration to the must-see attractions in Wuhan. Managing some business issues and taking part in academic conferences are permissible as well during the 144 hours transit in Wuhan. 

Explore the Must-visit Sites in Wuhan

Magnificently situated at the bank of Yangtze River, the well-known Yellow Crane Tower is the landmark of Wuhan. It attracts a large amount of tourists from abroad for its exquisite appearance and profound historical background, and you don’t want to miss it if you are having 6 days spare time in the city. Paying a visit to the famous Yangtze River Bridge, which gigantically stretches across the Yangtze, would also be included in the list of must-do things in Wuhan. If time permits, go to Hubei Provincial Museum to experience Chinese Culture by viewing those precious cultural relics in ancient China.

Taste the Local Snacks in Hu Bu Xiang

Wuhan is a city famous for housing many kinds of delicious snacks, such as Re Gan Mian (Hot-dry Noodles), Si Ji Mei Dumplings (Season's Dumplings) and Steamed Wuchang Fish. You can visit the 150 meters (490 feet) long street - Hu Bu Xiang to have a taste of the famous local cuisine.  144-Hour Visa-Free Transit in Shanghai, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang
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- Last modified on May. 06, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on 144-hour Visa-free Transit in Wuhan
Asked by P from PHILIPPINES | Jun. 12, 2019 09:33Reply
Philippine passport holder with 4 hour layover in Wuhan
I hold a philippine passport and will go to Rome. My flight will be from Taipei-Wuhan-Rome. Am I eligible?
Answers (1)
Answered by ZUPAN | Jun. 12, 2019 15:33

If those are your only stops, you are definitely eligible for 24 hours visa free transit in Wuhan.
Asked by Fanqi from FINLAND | Mar. 28, 2019 05:14Reply
is it possible to have 144 hour transit if I'm leaving wuhan by train to Hong Kong?
not by plane, or is it only available to air travelers?
Answers (2)
Answered by Wyatt from DENMARK | Apr. 03, 2019 19:58

Don't worry. It will be ok for you to go to HK by train . You can still enjoy ithe 144 hours visa free policy.
Answered by Vince | Apr. 06, 2019 10:45

You cannot leave Wuhan by rail under 144 hrs TWOV.
Asked by Susan from USA | Mar. 27, 2019 08:53Reply
German passport holder. Traveling from USA to Bali. Stop in Guangzhou - tech. stop in Wuhan
Arrival in Guangzhou before Bali.
Technical stop at Wuhan, China for 1 hours between San Fran and Guangzhou...

Do I need a visa?
Answers (1)
Answered by Claire from NEW ZEALAND | Apr. 01, 2019 02:12

If you stop in 2 cities within 24 hours, then you don't need a visa.
Asked by Michael from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 18, 2019 05:44Reply
AUS > HK > Wuhan > HK > AUS?
I'm travelling from Australia to Wuhan via Hong Kong. So I will arrive in HK for transit on the same day as there is not direct route from Qantas (my airline). I will then fly back to Hong Kong after 5 days in the city and back home to Australia after another 7 days.

Hong Kong is not part of China but I will technically be arriving into Wuhan from Hong Kong not from Australia. Can I get the 144hr free visa? Thanks
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Answered by Rob | Mar. 18, 2019 06:44

You need a visa in advance or different flights. 144 hours transit without visa does not apply because Hong Kong-Wuhan-Hong Kong is not a transit, it's a visit to China.
Asked by maria from MEXICO | Mar. 10, 2019 21:05Reply
I'm traveling from Bali to USA. I have a layover in canton and then another one in wuhan
Can i do that without getting a visa?
Answers (1)
Answered by Annabelle from USA | Mar. 14, 2019 02:37

Well, according to this situation, you can only enjoy the 24 hours visa free policy because you have two stops in China.
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