The 144-hour visa-free policy only applies to foreign visitors from 53 countries who have outbound air tickets and visas to a third country. A 144 hours‘ stay in Beijing is enough for tourists to cover several must-see attractions such as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, etc. It also allows tourists to take a Hutong tour, watch a acrobatic or Kung Fu show.
Tourists holding third country visa and air ticket can apply for a transit without China visa (TWOV) at Beijing Capital International Airport. The 144 hours will be calculated starting from the moment visitors get their transit stay permits instead of plane arriving. Foreign visitors are not permitted to leave Beijing/Tianjin for other Chinese cities during the 144 hours.
The 53 countries include: the United States, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Russia, Greece, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Brunei, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, Monaco, Belarus.
72-Hour Visa-free Policy enables you to experience the essence of Beijing much easier. Pick up from the airport and take a 3 days' tour of Beijing. Two nights hotel included. Drop you off at the airport after the tour.