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Apr 14th, 2013, 02:36 PM
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Shanghai transit 72 hour visa exemption?

I have just read that as of 2013, you are permitted to go to Shanghai for 72 hours or less if you are "transiting"; that is coming from one place, on your way to another, by air only, and if you are a citizen of the permitted countries. If true, I might try to take advantage of this on an upcoming trip to Asia, whereas previously, it would not have been worth the cost and effort of getting a visa for two or three days there.

Can someone please confirm if this is correct, as the previous posts I have seen on this topic talked about 48 hours.

Thank you.
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Apr 14th, 2013, 06:44 PM
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Hi fishskis,

I'm Fodor's Shanghai editor and I can confirm that you can stop over in Shanghai and Beijing for 72 hours without getting a visa. You need to have an onward plane ticket. I think your greatest difficulty will be checking in to come to China; at Newark, for example, they do not know about the visa-free-transit.

Enjoy your trip!
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Apr 14th, 2013, 09:28 PM
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Thank you for the confirmation. I will actually be going there from Tokyo; hopefully there won't be any problems leaving from there. And by the time I go, they will have had several months to learn about this.
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Apr 26th, 2013, 08:50 AM
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This is new new any more and well known. Used by many people every day. No worries.
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