Beijing & Tianjin visa-free

This article appears on page 4 of the November 2017 issue.

Visa-free transit stays in the Chinese cities of Beijing and Tianjin have been extended from 72 hours to 144 hours. To qualify for the visa-free visit, a traveler must show that he has an ongoing plane ticket to another country, other than the one he arrived from, and that his flight out of China will be departing before the end of the visa-free period.