Hangzhou to start 72-hour Visa-free Transit Policy

23/10/2014
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News: From Oct. 20, 2014, Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province, will start to offer 72-hour Visa-free entry for international transit passengers as a move to boost tourism and commercial activities and international cultural exchanges. Hangzhou will be the 10th city starting this policy, following Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Kunming, Chengdu, Chongqing, Shenyang, Dalian and Guilin.

Cruise Boat on the Hangzhou West Lake

Cruise Boat on the Hangzhou West Lake

According to the policy, all travelers from 51 countries, including the United Stats, Canada and Australia, who have valid visas and the confirmed flight tickets to the third country via the Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport, can stay 72 hours in Zhejiang Province without applying for China Visa. ( Please read the China 72-hour Visa-free FAQs. )

Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport is the 4th largest airport on the Chinese mainland after Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou in terms of total passenger numbers. In 2013, about 2085 million passengers came through Hangzhou airport. Among them, 538,000 were overseas tourists. Nowadays, the airport now has 27 international flight routes linking with the cities in Asia, Europe, Africa and Oceania. In order to serve better for transit passengers, the  airport has set a Restricted Lane of 72-Hour Visa-Free Transit.

Restricted Lane of 72-Hour Visa-Free Transit

Restricted Lane of 72-Hour Visa-Free Transit

If you plan to visit Hangzhou or have commercial activities to Hangzhou in less than 72 hours, you will be able to enjoy this preferential policy. During the time, we recommend you to visit the romantic West Lake and take a boat to cruise, and visit Wuzhen, which is one of the famous water towns in Yangtze River Delta. Just feel free to tell us your plan, we can customize your own trip, hotel, tour guide and car transfer in Hangzhou.

Hangzhou West Lake

Hangzhou West Lake

Wuzhen

Wuzhen