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Asked by amy from New Zealand | Jul. 04, 2019 13:33
About:144-Hour Visa-Free Transit

Auckland - Shanghai - Moscow - Khujand - Beijing - Auckland

Hi,
Can I get the 144hr free visa twice if the city/country either side is different like in my itinerary above. I'm stopping in Shanghai for 3 days on the way to Moscow, then will be in Moscow/Khujand for a month before returning home to Auckland via a 3 day stop in Beijing.
Thank you

Answers (6)
Answered by ZUPAN | Jul. 04, 2019 15:08
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Your itinerary Auckland - Shanghai - Moscow, in case that there are no additional landings within mainland China, is definitely eligible for 144 hours visa free transit in Beijing.

Unfortunately, your second itinerary is probably ineligible because there are no direct flights between Khujand (Khudzhand) and Beijing and I assume that you intend to use China Southern flight CZ6032 to reach Urumqi first and then continue to Beijing. You should be aware that in this case you will need a Chinese transit (G) visa for that route.
Answered by amy from nz | Jul. 07, 2019 15:04
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Hi, I found a flight out of Tashkent that goes to Beijing via Almaty so I won't have to stop in another city in China. This should mean I am eligible both ways is that correct?
Answered by ZUPAN | Jul. 07, 2019 15:48
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In case that your new itinerary is Tashkent - Almaty - Beijing - Auckland, you are definitely eligible for 144 hour visa free transit in Beijing. Please, keep in mind that this is all valid in case that you hold New Zealand citizenship.
Answered by ZUPAN | Jul. 07, 2019 15:50
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In case that your new itinerary is Tashkent - Almaty - Beijing - Auckland, you are definitely eligible for 144 hour visa free transit in Beijing. Please, keep in mind that this is all valid in case that you hold New Zealand citizenship.
Answered by amy from NZ | Jul. 09, 2019 20:24
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Hi

Can you please help answer another question. My travel agent says that I have to travel on one ticket, not 2 seperate fares (two different airlines) for this transit visa to apply. They also say that transit in Hong Kong is not allowed. Can you confirm?
Answered by ZUPAN | Jul. 10, 2019 13:26
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Amy, you can definitely fly on separate tickets and two different airlines. This is not an issue at all. Your travel agent is totally uninformed. All you need are valid flight tickets and eligible itinerary, of course. We have already spoke about your itinerary, but now you are introducing Hong Kong? As far as I remember, there was not Hong Kong in your travel itinerary!

By the way, transit in Hong Kong is perfectly allowed.

Amy, would you be so kind and repost your entire itinerary with ALL the stops within it.
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