Xian will allow 72-hour Transit Visa Exemptions

18/04/2014
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Latest news: Xian will allow 72-hour transit visa exemptions for foreign nationals via Xian Xianyang International Airport when they are en route to a third country or region in the next two or three months.

72-Hour Visa-Free Transit

72-Hour Visa-Free Transit

If this policy is carried out successfully, Xian will be the 8th 72-hour Visa-free city in China, joining Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian and Shenyang. It will help mobilize Shaanxi’s opening-up levels, even the whole northwest part of China, as it provides more convenience for foreign tourists.

As one of the birthplaces of the ancient Chinese civilization in the Yellow River Basin area, Xian has many popular tourist sites, such as the Terracotta Warriors, Big Will Goose Pagoda, Xian Ancient City Wall, etc ( Read our Xian Tours ). In addition, Xian is the eastern terminal of the ancient Silk Road of China; you can explore the Silk Road from Xian ( Read our Silk Road China Tours ). Selecting Xian as the first stop of China will be a popular choice for foreign tourists.

Xian 72-Hour Visa-Free Transit

Xian 72-Hour Visa-Free Transit

Who can enjoy Xian 72-hour Visa-free Policy ?

The foreign tourists must:
1)  Hold passports issued by the 51 countries listed below;
2)  Hold valid international travel documents that can prove their nationality and identity;
3)  Qualify for the entry requirements of their destination country;
4)  Hold valid air tickets or arrangements with specific dates and seat numbers which prove they will make transit via Beijing Capital International Airport to the third country or region within 72 hours;
5)  Be reported to China’s exit-entry frontier inspection authorities by their airline companies.

51 countries:
Schengen Countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
Other European Countries: Albania,Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Croatia, Ireland, Macedonia, Republic of Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, UK, Ukraine
America: US, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile
Oceania: Australia, New Zealand
Asia: Republic of Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, UAE, Qatar

You can get more information from 72-hour Visa-Free FAQs on the webpage Beijing Layover/Transit Tours. Or read the official Beijing 72-hour visa-free transit policy at http://en.bcia.com.cn/ .

Xian Terracotta Warriors

Xian Terracotta Warriors

Xian Ancient City Wall

Xian Ancient City Wall

Xian Big Wild Goose Pagoda

Xian Big Wild Goose Pagoda