Asked by Elijah from Spain | Jul. 09, 2016 04:46
About:72-Hour Visa-Free Transit

Same origin, but connecting flights in 2 countries

I am flying from Spain to Shanghai, and I was wondering if the following ticket is okay:
Departure: Malaga->Paris->Shanghai
Return: Shanghai->Amsterdam->Malaga

As you can see my port of departure and return destination is in Spain (Malaga). But since there are no direct flight I will be connecting once from Paris and in the return from Amsterdam (connecting only for a few hours in each) - so the immediate countries I go to/from China will be France and The Netherlands.
Is that okay for the 144-hour visa, or will they consider Spain as the arrival/destination country?

Answers (1)
Answered by Walter from Switzerland | Jul. 09, 2016 04:50
Elijah, yes, it’s okay for the 144 hour free transit. There is no need to worry. As long as your layover in Shanghai is less than 144 hours, you can enjoy the free transit there.
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