Travellers to Shanghai and neighbouring Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces will be able to avail of visa-free transit for six days starting this week.


Shanghai. Image by Danijel James / CC BY 2.0

The scheme doubles the previous 72-hour visa-free transit scheme offered by a number of Chinese cities. Under the scheme, passengers who have an onward air ticket to a third destination may stopover in Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang without obtaining a visa beforehand. Flights may be arriving and departing from Shanghai or the two provincial capitals, Nanjing and Hangzhou.

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