Travellers from more than 50 countries going through Beijing as well as Tianjin and Hebei province while transiting on to a third country can now stay visa free for up to six days.
The new policy came into effect at the beginning of 2018 and covers travellers holding passports from 53 countries, including most in the European Union (UK included) as well as the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea. Similar visa-free schemes have previously been launched in Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces.
Notably, the new scheme means that travellers into the northern Chinese cities and provinces can attend conferences or make short work trips without requiring a visa to enter.
These changes are the latest in a number of enhancements designed to improve and upgrade travellers’ experiences while travelling in China.