Guangzhou Adopts 72 Hour Visa-Free Pol­icy

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Guangzhou is set to be­come the third Chi­nese city to al­low visa-free tran­sits for for­eign trav­el­ers. The pol­icy will al­low vis­i­tors hold­ing third-coun­try visas and on­ward plane tick­ets from Baiyun air­port to stay in Guangzhou for up to 72 hours with­out a visa, ac­cord­ing to re­ports by the Chi­nese Xin­hua News Agency.

Ac­cord­ing to ZouYing­ping, pub­lic re­la­tions as­sis­tant at China South­ern Air­lines, an ap­pli­ca­tion has been sub­mit­ted and is pend­ing the cus­toms au­thor­ity’s ap­proval. The pol­icy is likely to be im­ple­mented within the year. Since the be­gin­ning of this year, the pol­icy has been in ef­fect at Bei­jing Cap­i­tal air­port, and Hongqiao and Pudong air­ports in Shang­hai, ben­e­fit­ing pass­port hold­ers of 45 coun­tries. Ac­cord­ing to Xin­hua, more than 1,000 for­eign pas­sen­gers have taken ad­van­tage of the pol­icy at Shang­hai’s two air­ports since it has been in­tro­duced.

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