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Hoang

2020.01.08

Hello I am planning to fly into Beijing early on April 26 from Seoul and fly home to the US on April 28 or 29 and interested in taking a tour to the forbidden city one day and another day tour in Xi'an. Would i be qualify for the 72hrs free visa or would i need to apply for the regular visa? Do you have tours that would fit my interest. Thanks

Hello Hoang,


Warm greetings from chinatoursnet.com.

You can visit Beijing and Tianjin city, any cities in Hebei province within 144 hours and are qualified for 144 hours visa-free policy.

If you want to visit Xian, please apply for a Chinese tourist visa at your country.

We can customize a tour according to your request, looking forward to your final decision.


Best,


Venu Venkataraman

2020.01.08

I am going to Delhi via Beijing and have around 12 hours of layover in Beijing want to find out the best tour I can do and its cost. I am US passport hold and what is the best way to get transit permit at Airport? Below are the details of my travel: Flight#: AIR CHINA CA 984 Arriving Beijing on Saturday 11th January 2020 at 5:30 AM Flight# AIR CHINA CA 947 Leaving Beijing on Saturday 11th January 2020 at 8:10 PM

Hello Venu,


Thanks for contacting chinatoursnet.com.

Your time is enough to visit Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall private tour. Please check the tour itinerary on this link, cost USD 240 for 1 person.

https://www.chinatoursnet.com/Beijing-layover-tour/lt-1.html


After payment, you will receive detailed instructions on how to apply for a transit permit at the airport.

Any questions and help, please feel free to let me know.


Best,

RoseMary

2019.11.29

We booked a forbidden city tour last month “October” with you had a superb tour guide. We would need pickup from the airport and drop off at the airport. One day tour to the Great Wall o. December 3. Please recommend to us which tour that would be. We have 10 hours layover. Thank you.

Dear customer,


Thanks for contacting chinatoursnet.com for your Beijing layover tour.

May I have your flight details? Will recommend a wonderful Great Wall tour according to your time.

Looking forward to receiving your reply.


Respectfully,


Christian

2019.11.23

What time does the tour start? We would like to see forbidden city and great wall 8 hour tour but our flight is at 5pm

Dear Christian,


Thanks for contacting chinatoursnet.com.

May I know your tour date and departure time? Will check for you.

Looking forward to your reply.


Best,

Andrea

2019.09.26

I am arriving in Beijing on 1/10/20 at 6:30pm flying out the next morning at 9:10 am. I would love to see the great wall but not if possible and still get a few hours of sleep at a hotel? other options you might suggest?

Hello Andrea,


Warm greetings from ChinaToursNet.

You have the chance to enjoy the beautiful sunset at Huanghuacheng Great Wall.

Please check tour itinerary on this link which is available for booking online.

https://www.chinatoursnet.com/Beijing-layover-tour/lt-70.html


Any question, please feel free to let me know.


Best Regards,


Related Articles

Visa-Free Policy

How to Get Visa-Free Transit at Beijing Airport & 24/144 Hours China Visa-Free Policy

24 Hours Beijing Transit Visa Free Application

144 Hours Beijing Transit Visa Free Application

24-HOUR WITHOUT VISA, TWOV FOR ALMOST ALL COUNTRIES BY AIR, CRUISE OR TRAIN TRANSITING IN CHINA. 

COUNTED FROM THE LANDING TIME, MULTIPLE STOPS.


Starting: 00:00 am the following day after your arrival

Ending: Your flight departure time  


How to go through the 24 hours“visa free access” at Beijing Capital International Airport?

If wishing to leave the transiting area to explore the city during the layover, passengers are supposed to apply for a free temporary stay permit at the immigration counter upon arrival.


Please follow the instructions below if your flight is landing at Beijing Capital International Airport Terminal 3.

Step 1: When you get off the airplane please follow the sign “Exit, Baggage Claim”. Please record your fingerprints at Foreigner Fingerprint Self-Collection Area and will get OK Card from the machine automatically.  Keep walking until you see “China Inspection and Quarantine”. (Opposite the boarding gate E11)

Please DO NOT stop on the way, with signs such as: “ Transfer”. You might never be allowed to get out.

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Step 2: Please walk through the “China Inspection and Quarantine”, you need to fill a form “Arrival Card for Temporary Entry Foreigners” at the desk on the right side before line up at Temporary Entry Permit Application(For 24/144-hour Transit Passengers Applying for Leaving Airport), then you will get the “Visa-free Permit ” there(as the image below). 

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Step 3: After you get the Visa-free Permit, please follow the Queue on the right side to get through immigration.

Step 4: After you pass through immigration, there is an escalator. Please take the escalator downstairs. Then you will see a little train station.

Step 5: Please get on the train, there are 2 stops please get off the train at the terminal station (T3 C).

Step 6: Get off the train at “T3 C”, follow the sign “Exit” you will see Exit “B“. Pass through the Exit “B”, there is a “STARBUCKS Coffee on the left. Our guide will be holding your name waiting for you there.

According to our experience, the location of “Visa-free Permit Stamp” might change. If you cannot find it, please do not hesitate to consult with the airport staff.



Please follow the instructions below if your flight is landing at Beijing Capital International Airport Terminal 2.

Step 1: When you get off the airplane take an escalator up and please follow the sign “Exit, Baggage Claim“. Please keep walking until you see “China Inspection and Quarantine“.

Please DO NOT stop on the way, with signs such as: “Transit for international Flights within 24 hours”; “Entry Visa”;“Visa Application”. You might never be allowed to get out.

Step 2: Please walk through the “China Inspection and Quarantine” follow the yellow arrow on the ground “144-Hour Visa-free Transit“. At the “CHINA IMMIGRATION INSPECTION” there are several accesses for “Foreigners“, please go through those accesses and then you can get the “Visa-free Permit Stamp“.

Step 3: Continue to follow the sign “Exit, Baggage Claim“ then take an elevator down then you will see “CUSTOMS“, through the “CUSTOMS” you will see the “STARBUCKS COFFEE” right on the opposite side. Our tour guide will be there holding your name waiting for you in front of the “STARBUCKS COFFEE”.

According to our experience, the location of “Visa-free Permit Stamp” might change. If you cannot find it, please do not hesitate to consult with the airport staff.


NOTE: 24-hour TWOV is not available to passengers traveling on the following passports; Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.


Beijing 144-hour visa-free transit policy

The 144-hour visa-free transit policy in China allows air, train and ship passengers from 53 countries to transit and stay for up to six days without a visa. You must be in transit to a third country or region (Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan are included) with a departure time within 144 hours for the country you are traveling to.


NOTE: 144-hour Visa-Free is valid for the following passport holders:

24 Schengen Agreement 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

15 Other European Countries: Russia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia (FYROM), Albania, Belarus, Monaco

6 American Countries: the United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile

2 Oceania Countries: Australia, New Zealand

6 Asian Countries: Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, United Arab Emirates, Qatar


How the 144 Hours are calculated?

Be advised that the 144 hours begin the moment you receive permission for transit and not when your plane lands in China. i.e.: If one arrives at 6:00 am on July 1, the layover time counts from 00:00 of July 2 and the passenger should hold a ticket with the scheduled departure time before 23:59 of July 7. In this case, the allowed stay period is 162 hours in maximum.

About: How to go through the “visa free access ” at Beijing Capital International Airport

If wishing to leave the transiting area to explore the city during the layover, passengers are supposed to apply for a free temporary stay permit at the immigration counter upon arrival. Inform the carrier when boarding and fill an Arrival/Departure Card and upon arrival follow the following steps.


Please follow the instructions below if your flight is landing at Beijing Capital International Airport Terminal 3.

Step 1: When you get off the airplane please follow the sign “Exit, Baggage Claim”. Please record your fingerprints at Foreigner Fingerprint Self-Collection Area and will get OK Card from the machine automatically.  Keep walking until you see “China Inspection and Quarantine”. (Opposite the boarding gate E11)

Please DO NOT stop on the way, with signs such as: “ Transfer”. You might never be allowed to get out.

15761291895510.jpg

Step 2: Please walk through the “China Inspection and Quarantine”, you need to fill a form “Arrival Card for Temporary Entry Foreigners” at the desk on the right side before line up at Temporary Entry Permit Application(For 24/144-hour Transit Passengers Applying for Leaving Airport), then you will get the “Visa-free Permit ” there(as the image below). 

15761292872066.jpg

Step 3: After you get the Visa-free permit, please follow the Queue on the right side to get through the immigration (Please see the picture below).

Step 4: After you pass through the immigration, there is an escalator. Please take the escalator downstairs. Then you will see a little train station.

Step 5: Please get on the train, there are 2 stops please get off the train at the terminal station (T3 C).

Step 6: Get off the train at “T3 C”, follow the sign “Exit” you will see Exit “B“. Pass through the Exit “B”, there is a “STARBUCKS Coffee on the left. Our guide will be holding your name waiting for you there.

According to our experience, the location of “Visa-free Permit Stamp” might change. If you cannot find it, please do not hesitate to consult with the airport staff.



Please follow the instructions below if your flight is landing at Beijing Capital International Airport Terminal 2.

Step 1: When you get off the airplane take an escalator up and please follow the sign “Exit, Baggage Claim“. Please keep walking until you see “China Inspection and Quarantine“. Please DO NOT stop on the way, with signs such as: “Transit for international Flights within 24 hours”; “Entry Visa”; “Visa Application”. You might never be allowed to get out.

Step 2: Please walk through the “China Inspection and Quarantine” follow the yellow arrow on the ground “144-Hour Visa-free Transit“. At the “CHINA IMMIGRATION INSPECTION” there are several accesses for “Foreigners“, please go through those accesses and then you can get the “Visa-free Permit Stamp“.

Step 3: Continue to follow the sign “Exit, Baggage Claim“ then take an elevator down then you will see “CUSTOMS“, through the “CUSTOMS” you will see the “STARBUCKS COFFEE” right on the opposite side. Our tour guide will be there holding your name waiting for you in front of the “STARBUCKS COFFEE”.

According to our experience, the location of “Visa-free Permit Stamp” might change. If you cannot find it, please do not hesitate to consult with the airport staff.

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