China Visa Policy (Latest)
by Admin on April 18, 2018

China transit visa policy, parking availability at major airport, flight plans, and other important updates- we bring you up to date with the recent China aviation policies to prepare you for your trip to the land of Dragons.

Taking a transit flight through China?

Good news for people taking a transit flight from China, travelers from 53 countries can visit Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, as 144-hour transit visa-free policy came into effect from Dec 28th, 2017. This means the next time you have a connecting flight through China you can go out of the airport and stay in the beautiful country for up to 6 days.


Albania Latvia
Argentina Lithuania
Australia Luxembourg
Austria Macedonia
Belarus Malta
Belgium Mexico
Bosnia and Herzegovina Monaco
Brazil Montenegro
Brunei Netherlands
Bulgaria New Zealand
Canada Poland
Chile Portugal
Croatia Qatar
Cyprus Romania
Czech Republic Russia
Denmark Serbia
Estonia Singapore
Finland Slovakia
France Slovenia
Germany Spain
Greece Sweden
Hungary Switzerland
Iceland UAE
Ireland Ukraine
Italy United Kingdom
Japan United States


Pre-declare your flights when traveling to Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (ZSHC/ HGH)

  • If you’re flying to ZSHC, you must pre-declare all your international flights one working day before 1500 local time. If you’re flying on a weekend or on Monday, declare it before 1500 local time on Friday.

Flying to Wenzhou Longwan International Airport (ZSWZ/WNZ)?

  • Traveling on a business jet to ZSWS? The airport is not allowing business jets, even for a short turn around. Only one small parking stand is available, that too for a business jet with less than 30M wingspan or length.

  • Does your flight crew have a C-Type Chinese visa? Except for C-type, no other Chinese visa is acceptable.

Is your flight plan for your trip to Beijing Capital International Airport (ZBAA/ PEK) ready?

  • Make sure to submit flight plans with hard copies to ATC 150 minutes prior to the departure of your flight. 
  • If you’ve submitted two or more flight plans for the same schedule, the latest one will be considered as the official one


China visa policy updates 2018-Infographic



Download our full Infographic, to keep it handy when scheduling your next trip to China. 

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