China is a country where travelers from all over the world can enjoy 24 hour visa free transit. In fact for some nationals visa free transit time can be up to 72 hours or more.
Who Needs Transit Visa?
In Xiamen and in Urumqi Diwopu International Airport nationals of below countries need China Transit Visa:
- Saudi Arabia
- Sri Lanka
At Urumqi Diwopu International Airport Most of the other nationals enjoy 2 hour visa free transit while nationals of Syria how ever, has to apply for transit visa for Guangzhou as well.
Airports Where All Need Transit Visa
All the travelers need transit visa for below airports:
- Fuzhou Changle Airport
- Huangshan Tunxi Airport
- Mudanjiang Hailang Airport
- Yanji Chaoyangchuan Airpor
What are needed for 24 hour Visa Free Transit?
- Passport which is valid at least for 3 months
- A confirmed ticket which can be an Air, Ship or Train ticket
How To Calculate Transit time?
Transit time = From the Scheduled arrival time to scheduled departure time.
Whom Will Not Be Allowed Visa Free Transit?
There is possibility of not giving transit without visa in below situations:
- when a passenger has a record of overstaying in a country
- When a passenger has experienced a visa refusal before
Can The Transit Passengers Leave The Airport?
Yes. Passengers during transit can get a pass from the China immigration at the location. Then using that temporary entry pass travelers can leave the transit area to claim luggage, sightseeing purposes etc. Also Passengers can get out of the airport After going through the customs.
Multiple Stops In Transit
China allow Travelers with 24 hour visa free transit, to have multiple stops within China. Hence for example a passenger can have transits in both Shanghai and Chengdu only if not exceeding 24 hours.
China Transit Visa For Sri Lankans
Sri Lankans can enter and stay in most of the ports in China for 24 hours as well but there are some exceptions. Therefore, It is advised for Sri Lankans to get it confirmed from a Chinese Embassy before entering China.