Asked by Confused from USA | Jul. 31, 2016 13:07
About:72-Hour Visa-Free Transit

My husband and I are traveling for our anniversary

I am a us citizen and my husband is a Jamaican citizen. We will be leaving from Jfk to several countries as we tour China and Japan on our trip. We plan on first stopping in Beiging for 3 night leaving on the 4 th day to Hong Kong. Our flight gets in very late to Beiging, almost midnight at 11:53 pm via Shanghi. We leave for Hong Kong at 4:00 pm before the 72 hours is up. Two questions. If we transit via Shanghi for no more than 24 hours at a time, are we good without a visa? Are we good with a 72 hour visa in Beijing to be a tourist and see the Great Wall? On our way back from Tokyo we are traveling via Shanghi. We will not be going back to Beijing.

Also do we need a visa for Hong Kong?

Thanks for your help. We wanted to stay 3 night in Beijing, 3 nights in Hong Kong, 4 nights in Japan, and 1 night on the way home in Shanghi. Your comments are greatly appreciated.


Answers (1)
Answered by Thomas | Jul. 31, 2016 14:42
Sorry but your husband can't use the 72/144h transit in China as he's a citizen of Jamaica and not eligible for it.
He's ok for the 24h transit.
As for you, you're fine with the 2nd transit in Shanghai but you can't use the 72 h in Beijing as it's not allowed to have a 2nd stop in China (in your case Shanghai on the way from the US to Beijing).
You have to apply for a tourist visa.
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