Travel in Guangzhou – How to Apply for 72-Hour Visa-free Transit in Guangzhou Baiyun Airport

Great news for those world-travelers, now it is available to stay in Guangzhou for three days visa-free if you are passing through Guangzhou to another country. Three days are good enough for you as you can have one day visiting the 114th Canton Fair(if you are coming during the Canton Fair ), one day for Guangzhou wholesale markets and one day to enjoy the places of interests in Guangzhou. The following is the procedures for the 72-hour visa-free transit.

1. Buy Air Ticket and Check in

◆ An air ticket with confirmed date of flight and seat for a different country leaving at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is a must-have to successfully apply for the three-day transit visa exemption at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport.

◆ Before applying for the 72-hour transit visa exemption in Guangzhou, you must inform the crews at the airline to Guangzhou.

2. The flight arrives at Guangzhou

◆ Please go to the Inspection& Quarantine and Immigration Inspection Channels according to the inward passenger sign

3. Quarantine

◆ A Yellow Vaccination Certificate must be shown if you come from a yellow fever endemic region.

◆ Pet is not allowed to transit through China.

4. Immigration

◆ Please go to the Immigration Channels 2-4 according to 72-hour traveler sign.

◆ You must prepare the following information: 1) Your valid international traveling document; 2) A third country (region) visa; 3) Complete an entry card (Including your residential address in China; 4) Air ticket for a connecting flight with confirmed date of flight and seat for a third country (region) leaving China at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport within 72 hours

5. Reclaim Baggage

◆ There is no need to reclaim baggage again if you choose to tag through baggage to a third country.

6. Customs

◆ If you take the goods that are required to be declared to the Customs, you must complete the Baggage Declaration Form for Inward/Outward Passengers of the Customs of the People’s Republic of China and choose the “Declaration Channel” to pass through Customs. If not, there is no need to complete the Declaration Form and you can choose the “No Declaration Channel” to pass through Customs.

7. Leave the airport

◆ After baggage reclaim, you can leave the airport by airport bus, Metro or taxi.

8. Enjoy your stay in Guangdong

◆ During the visa exemption period, you can go to any city in Guangdong.

9. Return to the airport and Check in

◆ Please return to Guangzhou Airport before the time limit of visa exemption and check in.

◆ Please prepare your valid international traveling document, departure card and boarding pass for outgoing flight during the immigration inspection.

10. Leave Guangzhou

◆ Have a nice trip.

Tips: The 72-hour transit visa exemption service center is available at the baggage reclaim hall.

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