144-Hour Visa-free Transit in Chongqing

As of December 1, 2019, the 144-hour visa-free transit has come into force in Chongqing. Passengers from 53 countries can make use of it to enjoy a visa-free layover tour in Chongqing given that they can meet the requirements.
 

Who Can Enjoy the Chongqing 144-hour TWOV? - List of 53 Qualified 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

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?

Eligible Ports Contact Information
Chongqing Jiangbei Airport 0086-23-966666
Wanzhou Wuqiao Airport 0086-23-58538509
 

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

144-hour visa-free transit
 
Required documents include:
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. 
 
 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
144-Hour Visa-Free Transit in Guangdong
XiamenWuhanQingdaoChengduKunming, Xi'an

- Last modified on Jan. 15, 2020 -
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