144-hour visa-free transit offered for international travelers during 135th Canton Fair

The 135th Canton Fair will be held in Guangzhou from April 15 to May 5. Preliminary data shows that a total of 93,000 overseas buyers from 215 countries and regions have registered for the fair. Nationals from 54 countries who meet the policy requirements and hold a connecting ticket to a third country (region) with a fixed date and seat within 144 hours can apply for visa-free transit in Guangdong. Here are some highlights of the policy.
Travelers can enter Guangdong via its three airports – Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport, and Jieyang Chaoshan International Airport – and exit via the province’s 32 ports. The lists of the 54 countries and the 32 ports are attached below.
Which countries are covered by the 144-hour visa-free transit policy?
European Schengen Countries (25)
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway.
Other European countries (15)
Russia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, Monaco, Belarus.
American countries (6)
The United States of America, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile.
Oceanian countries (2)
Australia, New Zealand.
Asian countries (6)
The Republic of Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, United Arab Emirates, Qatar.
The list of 32 ports in Guangdong Province
Airports (5)
Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport, Meizhou Airport, Zhanjiang Airport, Jieyang Chaoshan Airport (白云机场口岸、深圳机场口岸、梅州机场口岸、湛江机场口岸、揭阳潮汕机场口岸)
Railway ports (4) (Not restored or closed)
Guangzhou Tianhe Railway, Dongguan Railway, Foshan Railway, Zhaoqing Railway (广州天河铁路口岸、东莞铁路口岸、佛山铁路口岸、肇庆铁路口岸)
Highway ports (8)
Shenzhen’s Wenjindu, Shatoujiao, Huanggang, Luohu, Shenzhen Bay, Futian (深圳文锦渡口岸、沙头角口岸、皇岗口岸、罗湖口岸、深圳湾口岸、福田口岸) Zhuhai’s Gongbei, Hengqin (珠海拱北口岸、横琴口岸)
Harbor ports (15)
Guangzhou Port, Nansha Port, Lianhuashan Port, Shekou Wharf, Shenzhen Airport Supporting Wharf, Jiuzhou Port, Wanzai, Wanshan Port, Doumen Port, Jiangmen Port, Heshan Port, Foshan Gaoming Port, Rongqigang Port, Zhongshan Port, Dongguan Humen Port
(广州港口岸、南沙港口岸、莲花山港口岸、蛇口码头口岸、深圳机场配套码头口岸、九洲港口岸、湾仔口岸、万山港口岸、斗门港门岸、江门港口岸、鹤山港口岸、佛山高明港口岸、容奇港口岸、中山港口岸、东莞虎门港口岸)
Applying for 144-hour visa-free transit policy at Baiyun Airport
After landing at Baiyun Airport, passengers need to hold a passport or other international travel documents valid for no less than three months, a connecting ticket (including air ticket, ship ticket, and train ticket) to a third country (region), a hotel reservation form, fill out the “Arrival Card For Temporary Entry Foreigners,” and submit it to apply for 144-hour visa-free transit.
After approval, they will be allowed to have a temporary stay without a Chinese visa for 6 consecutive days after their entry.

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