the approval of the State Council, since January 1, 2019, Chengdu will
implement the 144-hour visa-free transit policy. Foreigners from 53
countries, who hold valid international travel documents and a
connecting flight ticket bound for a third country (region) with a fixed
seat and a fixed date within 144 hours, can enter via Chengdu Airport
and stay in Chengdu for 144 hours, visa free. The extension from 72 to
144 hours will further facilitate foreigners' transit and transfer and
their traveling and business in Chengdu.
1. What is the 144-hour transit visa-free policy?
to 144-hour visa-free policy, foreign travelers from 53 countries, who
holdvalid international travel documents and a connecting flight ticket
bound for athird country (region) with a fixed seat and a fixed date
within 144 hours, canenter via Chengdu air ports and stay in Chengdu for
144 hours, visa free.
2. List of Countries Applicable for 144-hour Visa-free Policy
(1) European Countries under Schengen Visa Agreement (25)
Belgium, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece,
Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta,
Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland, and Monaco.
(2) Other EuropeanCountries (14)
and Herzegovina，Montenegro, Macedonia，Albania，and Belarus.
(3) Countries of Americas (6)
U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and Chile.
(4) Oceania Countries (2)
Australia and New Zealand.
(5) Asian Countries (6)
Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, The United Arab Emirates, and Qatar.
3. How to apply
Individuals who apply for 144-hour visa-free transit status should meet the following requirements:
must be citizens from one of the 53 eligible countries specified. They
must hold valid international travel documents certifying their
nationality and identity.
must have a valid airplane passenger ticket for connecting travel to a
third country or region. The ticket for travel must specify the traveler
has a confirmed seat and that the departure time is within 144 hours.
(3) Port of entry and exit: Chengdu Airport.
4. Bilingual hotline
and Entry Administration Division of Chengdu Public Security Bureau has
set up a hotline in both Chinese and English to provide 24-hour
(1) 144-hours stay begins from 00:00 on the next day of entry.
(2) Stay in the administrative districts of Chengdu only.
is worth noting that the foreigners under the 144-hour visa-free
transit policy shall only be allowed to stay in the administrative
districts of Chengdu after their entering via Chengdu Airport.
(3) Departure Country A→Chengdu B→Third Country C
foreigners under this policy who enter via Chengdu Airport shall fly to
a third country (region) via the same airport. Departure country A and
the third country C shall not be the same one.
6. Supporting Service
provide the above mentioned foreigners with better service during their
stay in Chengdu, So far, Chengdu is ready for the implementation of the
144-hour visa-free transit policy. Border Defense General Squad of
Sichuan is taking three preparatory measures of matching policies,
clearance facilitation and targeted service to provide quality,
convenient and efficient service for foreigners under this policy.
Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport is promoting the construction of
a smart transit platform to provide rich and varied value-added
services for visa-free foreigners. Basing on the "14+48+30" general plan
for international airline network, Chengdu Port Logistics Office is
coordinating and launching the upgrading project on international
terminal building to enhance the clearance efficiency and to provide
better service for cross-border travelers. Chengdu Tourism Bureau is
launching a theme promotion campaign to publicize the 144-hour visa-free
transit policy, and will promote jointly with Ctrip boutique travel
routes to the world. Chengdu Culture and Tourism Group is promoting a
series of theme products such as "Ancient Shu Culture” and Chengdu
Travel PASS Card which covers all major scenic spots in Chengdu. City
Municipal Commission of Commerce is promoting the construction of model
consumption scenarios to optimize the consumption environment and meet
the diverse and multi-level consumption needs of domestic and foreign
7. Travel in Chengdu
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