Chengdu to Implement 72-Hour Visa-Free Transit Policy

Jun 06, 2013 By eChinacities.com Add your comment Newsletter

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Affair receiving approval from the State Council, it has been confirmed that Chengdu will allow citizens from 45 countries to enter the city without a visa for 72 hours. These regulations only apply to those who have proof that they intend to depart with the allotted time period, with plane tickets and other necessary visas to other countries (should there be any) needing to be shown.    

Chengdu has now become the fourth city in China after Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou to introduce this ruling. The details regarding when this policy will be implemented will be reveal at a later date.

The 72 hour visa-free regulations are eligible to citizens from the following countries:

Countries permitted to use 72-hour visa waiver

European Schengen countries Austria, Belgium, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hellenic, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Holland, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
Other European countries Russia, the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine
Americas United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile
Asia Pacific Australia, New Zealand
Asian countries Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, The United Arab Emirates, Qatar


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