Asked by Steve from korea | Feb. 19, 2014 20:03
About:Qingdao Transportation

Long stopover in Liuting Intl Airport

Hello, I have a 10 hour overnight stop-over in Qingdao Liuting Intl (TAO) on my way to Incheon(Seoul) and I was wondering if there are any hotels or places to sleep within the airport transfer area?

I will not be able to exit the transfer area since I do not have a tourist visa prepared.

Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance.

Answers (7)
Answered by Iris from Poland | Feb. 19, 2014 20:25
I just know there are lounges for first class passengers in the airport. May I know what kind of air ticket do you hold? Anyway, fr the lounge service, you can dial 0532-96567 to consult the details.
Answered by steve from Korea | Feb. 19, 2014 23:08
Thanks for the quick reply Iris!

To answer your question: I will be flying on an economy class air ticket so I don't think I would be allowed in the first class lounge.

Thanks for the phone number, I will call for more details.

China doesn't issue single day visa's does it? Would be great to just go to the closest hotel and sleep for 8 hours, especially since it will be an overnight stopover.

Thanks again for all your help!
Answered by Bob from United Kingdom | Feb. 20, 2014 00:17
China does not single day visa.
If you are making a transfer between two international flights, you can apply for a stay permit in the airport and then you can go out of the airport for about 8 hours.
Answered by Steve from Korea | Feb. 20, 2014 00:21
Thanks Bob! I will be making a transfer between two international flights -- so a 'stay permit' sounds like a terrific solution!

Do I do that when I arrive Liuting airport -- or is that something I need to organize beforehand, perhaps at the chinese embassy in London?

Thanks again :)
Answered by Steve from Korea | Feb. 20, 2014 01:23
Hi again Bob --- after some research it looks as though this airport does not allow the permit type that you mentioned:

This is a quote from another page on this website:
"2. Passport holders of following 51 countries and regions can be granted a visa-free stay of up to 72 hours while in transit via Beijing Capital Airport (PEK), Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) & Hongqiao International Airport (SHA), Guangzhou Baiyun Airport (CAN), Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU), Shenyang Taoxian International Airport (SHE) and Dalian International Airport (DLC):

Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States. Read 72-hour Visa-free Transit in detail. "
Answered by Bob | Feb. 20, 2014 01:46
Please do not worry.
You do not need to do anything in advance and just go to apply at the airport custom.
I know that policy and it is the the 72-hour visa free policy.
According to the rules, since you just stay for no more than 24 hours, you just need a permit for your 8-hour temporary going-out.
The policy I told you and the 71-hour visa free policies are two different clauses and both of them are valid.
Hope this time, it is clear for you and can remove your worry.
Answered by Steve from Korea | Feb. 20, 2014 03:30
Fantastic - thanks so much for this information Bob!

It's great to know that I can spend my long stopover sleeping in a comfortable hotel bed rather than trying to sleep on the airport floor !

Thanks again Bob
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