Asked by jason from Australia | Nov. 04, 2018 18:16
About:144-Hour Visa-Free Transit

flying Dubai to Boston USA via Shenzhen and Beijing

Hi, Im a little confused. The requirements for 144hour free transit states non stop flights into mainland china but an example used is: UK – Guangzhou – Shanghai - Hong Kong (two china stops)
Because my flight has a stopover (2hrs) in Shenzhen before my arrival in Beijing, can I use any of the 24, 72 or 144hr free transit to explore Beijing or will i need a tourist L?

On the way to the US, I will have an overnight in Beijing. On the way back from the US I would like to spend 4 nights in Beijing.

Answers (2)
Answered by John Doe | Nov. 04, 2018 19:41
You will need a tourist visa. Pay attention to the little "x" before the example which means that the route is not qualified for 144-hour transit.
Answered by Thomas | Nov. 04, 2018 22:56
If your transit time doesn't exceed 24h from your scheduled arrival time in Shenzhen to your departure scheduled time in Beijing, you're fine for the 24h transit and you don't need a visa on your trip to the USA.

But if you wanna stay 4 days in Beijing on your way to Australia you have to apply for a tourist visa L when you have 2 stops in mainland China.
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