10 October 2017
China Promotes the 72 Hour Visa-Free TRANSIT of Beijing
At the China pavilion during the Beijing tourism day in Ottawa on Sunday 08 October 2017 the speakers highlighted the visa-free regime for TRANSIT of Beijing airport. This scheme allows Canadians (and 50 other nationals) to enter Beijing through the Capital airport, and stay for less than 72 hours, before boarding an international flight to leave China to go to a third country. It cannot be used to fly to another Chinese city, and it cannot be used to enter Beijing (or Shanghai) with a ticket which returns straight back to Canada. China cannot be the final destination- it must be a transit point to another country (not Canada).