Visa-free Policy in Shanghai
Transit Lane For 144 Hours Visa-free

1. 53 countries qualified for the 144-hour Visa-free Transit in Shanghai Pudong and Hongqiao Airport

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

According to our experience, some of the countries are not belong to the 144-hours visa free countries, but if your layover time within 24 hours in Beijing, you still can obtain the visa free for 24 hours. Such as: India, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Norway, Columbia, Malaysia, Ecuador.

2. Restrictions of the 24/144-hour Visa-free Transit

It only applies to passengers who transit through Shanghai airport. The destination and place of departure cannot be the same. (e.g Los Angeles – Shanghai –Los Angeles).

3. How to get the 24/144- hour Visa-free Transit, please see details at:

24 thoughts on “Visa-free Policy

  1. Nikki says:

    I am traveling from US with a 24 hour lay over in Shanghai. I believe i don’t need a visa, where i can find your tours you offer?

  2. Rajesh Sarag says:

    We are 6 person, have indian Passport. our flight layover time is 15.45 pm to 9.45 Am. Want night city tour of Shanghai .from 5 pm for 6-8 hours. Please suggest how we will go outside and travel plan

  3. Elsa Ela says:

    Im a Germany permanent resident with a Philippine passport. Can i do a city tour or book a hotel during a 14 hour layover at Shanghai Pudong airport?

    • admin says:

      Hi Elsa,

      We arranged tours for Philippine passport holders with the 24 hours visa. But the airport have right to stop you in the airport without any reason. So if you want to be 100% sure, please apply for a visa in advance.

      Thank you!

  4. anna diaz says:

    Hi, we will have a 14H layover in Shanghai from NY then on to the Philippines.We are US citizens, what is the latest on the visa free policy?I tried the site you mentioned for applying on line but it didn’t work.Do we just apply for it when we land in Shanghai?Any tours to take us to Disney?
    Thank you very much.

    • admin says:

      Hi Anna,

      You can apply the visa free when you landing Shanghai airport.

      We can arrange a tour to visit Disney land for you. Please let us know your flight details and how many people do you have. Then we will send an email about the tour details to you.

      Thank you!

      • anna says:

        per above you can arrange a disney tour for us, 2 adults and 1 child (9 years)
        we arrive in PVG at 440am and leave for MNL at 700 pm. Please send a quote to above email.Thanks

  5. shan says:


    I am traveling from the United States and have an 11 hours lay over in Shanghai Pu Dong and would like to know if I qualify for a transit free visa and a tour.

    • admin says:

      Hi Shan,

      Yes, according to visa free policy, you can get the visa free. But we cannot guarantee that. No one can guarantee that. It is up all to the immigration officers. So if you want to be 100% sure, please apply for a visa in Chinese Embassy in advance.

      Hope for your understanding!

  6. Veer Guha says:


    I have a 16-hour layover in Shanghai Pudong. I am flying from India with a United States Passport and I need to know if I qualify for a transit free visa and a tour.

    • admin says:

      Hi Juan,

      7 hours is too short to take a tour. And the Philippines is not belongs visa-free countries. Sorry about that!

  7. kate says:

    Hi, I am unclear on the requirements. I am flying FROM Ho Chi Minh layover in Shanghai and then TO USA. Can I do the tour without visa?

    • admin says:

      Hi Kate,

      Yes, you can get the visa-free stamp at Shanghai airport.

      Please let us know if you have any other questions.

  8. Ma. Fe Galia says:

    I am a philippine passport holder with a 10-year multiple entry tourist to the US. We will visit the US and will have a layover in shanghai, can I get out of the airport and do a layover tour? Thank you

    • admin says:

      Hi Ma. Fe Galia,

      Thank you for contacting us!

      Normally, you can get out of airport if your layover in Shanghai within 24 hours. We have some Philippine clients did our layover tours without visas, and some couldn’t. It is up to the immigration officer. If you want 100% guarantee, please apply the visas in Chinese Embassy in advance.

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