Effective from Jan.1st
2013, citizens from 45 countries listed hereinafter will not need
to apply for transit visa if transiting via Beijing
International airport or Shanghai Pudong, Hongqiao
Airport directly to a third country or region within 72
hours while holding a confirmed connecting air ticket.
Please note that the travller can only stay within
the city of arrival i.e.Beijing or Shanghai.
The 45 countries are listed according to
Austria, Argentina Belgium, Bulgaria, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Czech
Republic, Cyprus, Chili, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany,
Greece,Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania,
Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland,
Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Romania, Republic of Korea, Slovakia,
Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Singapore, the
United States of America, the United Arab Emirates, UK, Ukraine