144-hour Visa-free Transit in Chongqing
Who Can Enjoy the Chongqing 144-hour TWOV? - List of 54 Qualified Countries
25 Schengen Agreement Countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, 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
Passengers are allowed to stay in downtown and suburban Chongqing. It’s worth to mention that the counties in the charge of Chongqing Municipality are also allowed to travel.
What Are the Eligible Transit Ports?
|Chongqing Jiangbei Airport
|Wanzhou Wuqiao Airport
What Is the Qualified Travel Route for Using the Chongqing 144-hour Free Transit?
Country A ⇒ B: Chongqing ⇒ Country C
Note that Country A and Country C should be different countries. Different cities in a same country do not work.
How to Apply for 144-Hour Visa-Free Transit in Chongqing
1. Passport valid for at least 3 months.
2. A confirmed departure ticket to the Country C mentioned above and a visa for it if required.
Note that you are likely to be refused entry under the following conditions: 1) your passport’s remaining validity is shorter than 3 months; 2) you have records of illegal immigration, stay and work in the recent 5 years.
What Can I Do During the 144 Hours?
Enjoy the Night Piece of the Mountain City Chongqing
There is a saying that “you have never been to Chongqing if you did not take in the night piece there”. The unique landscape of the Mountain City Chongqing enables tourists to see layers of lights no matter where they stand. Taking a night cruise on the Yangtze River and Jialing River is the best way to admire the night piece. On the
way, you can see the dazzlingly decorated Hongya Cave, a large-scale stilt house complex by the river.
Appreciate the Dazu Rock Carvings
As a world cultural heritage which can rival the renowned Mogao Caves in Dunhuang, Dazu Rock Carvings is always appealing to tourists. The exquisite Buddha carvings
demonstrate colorful Buddhist culture in ancient China. You will marvel at the numerous vivid elegant statues created with brilliant carving skills.
Explore the Natural Karst Wonders in Wulong
As the filming set of many movies, the Wulong Karst National Geology Park is undoubtedly a highlight for your layover tour in Chongqing. It seems that you go
downward to the earth in Wulong. Naturally formed bridges, caves and giant holes here fully present the magic force of nature.
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However, since you are a Singaporean citizen, then you will be allowed to enter mainland China without a visa and stay for at least 30 days. In other words, you can transit in Chongqing without a visa.
I am wondering if I first travel from Taipei to Hong Kong, then take a flight from Hong Kong to Chongqing and afterwards fly back to Taiwan, am I eligible for the 144-hour visa?
Thank you for your help.
Anyway, to be eligible for 144 hour visa free transit, your immediate destination after Chongqing cannot be in Thailand and you also cannot have any additional landing within mainland China.
So, if your final itinerary is something like this:
Bangkok - Chongqing - Hong Kong
You will be definitely eligible for 144 hour visa free transit in Chongqing area (entire Chongqing Municipality).