Shenyang and Dalian introduce 72-hour visa

7 Jan 2014 by Clement Huang

China’s 72-hour visa-free entry policy for foreigners transiting in certain cities has been extended to Shenyang and Dalian – the capital and port city of Liaoning Province (see more about Dalian here). At the moment Shanghai, Beijing (see here), Chengdu (see here) and Guangzhou (see here) also offer the policy.

Travellers have to fulfil terms in order to gain entry into the selected destinations, including holding a valid passport with at least six months validity and a plane ticket that leaves for another destination within 72 hours.

The policy is available for visitors from 51 countries including the United States, Australia, South Korea, Japan, France, Germany, Russia and the United Kingdom. Foreigners who take up the visa-free policy are allowed to stay in the two cities upon arriving at either Shenyang Taoxian International Airport or Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport. Should there be any unexpected circumstances or event in which a longer stay is required, foreigners must apply for a Chinese visa as they would normally do.

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Clement Huang

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