Countries eligible for the 72/144-hour visa exemption
24 Schengen Agreement Countries:
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.
15 Other European Countries:
Russia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia (FYROM), Albania, Belarus, Monaco.
6 American Countries:
The United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile.
2 Oceania Countries:
Australia, New Zealand.
6 Asian Countries:
South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, United Arab Emirates, Qatar.
During the visa-free transit period, foreigners should abide by China's laws and regulations and stay in the designated areas within the specified time.
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