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Chengdu 144-hour Visa Free Policy

►Chengdu, the hometown of Giant panda, also a hot transit city in southeast Asia, now is open to the world with the 144-hour Visa Free Policy from January, 1st, 2019. Chengdu Shuangliu airport can ensure a visa free permit issue service for visitors in the world.

Which Countries are Eligible for 144-hour Visa Free Transit?

As of April 2024, 54 countries citizens can enjoy this transit visa-free stay right including
Europe (40 Countries)
Austria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Balkan States Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Belarus, Russia, Ukraine
America (6 countries)
the United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile
Oceania (2 countries)
Australia, New Zealand
Asia (6 countries)
South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, the united Arab emirates, Qatar

Which Ports Do You Need to Enter/Exit At?

  • Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport

What Materials Do You Need to Prepare?

To apply for this policy, you first need to verify that your nationality is on the list of 144-hour transit visa-free countries mentioned above. You also need a ticket to a third country (region) within 144 hours with a confirmed date and seat, and enter/exit from the Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport. It is important to note that your travel itinerary must follow the "third country transit" principle, that is, you depart from country A, transit China (Country B), and travel to country C (or region).

For example, US (A) → Chengdu (B) → Japan (C) → US (A), or US (A) → Chengdu (B) → Hong Kong or Macau (C).

  • Valid Passport (Valid for at least 3 months)
  • Confirmed Ticket to the third country (or region)
  • Completed Entry/Exit Card (can be applied at the arrival)

How to Apply for 144-Hour Visa-Free Transit?

If you are qualified for this policy, you can apply for the 144-hour visa-free stay permit upon arrival.

  • Prepare your passport (valid for not less than three months), visa (if applicable) and air ticket to a third country or region.
  • Fill the form “Arrival/Departure Card” and apply for 144-hour stay permit
  • Apply for Leaving Airport at the “24/144-hour International Transfer”
  • Claim the luggage if you are needed and then
  • Pass through the Custom and leave the airport

Where Can You Stay?

Under the 144-hour visa-free policy, you can not only explore Chengdu city but also venture into the nearby Leshan, Deyang, Suining, Meishan, Ya'an, Ziyang, Neijing, Zigong, Luzhou, and Yibin.

Tips for a 144-hour Chengdu tour

►Best time to visit:

Best time to visit Chengdu is from March to June and September to November.

►Top things to do:

Panda Research Base: Visit the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding to see adorable pandas.
Sichuan Opera Show: Experience the famous face-changing performance and traditional Sichuan opera.
Hotpot and Sichuan Cuisine: Don’t miss out on tasting authentic Sichuan hotpot and local dishes.
City Parks: Enjoy a leisurely time by drinking tea in one of Chengdu’s  beautiful city parks.

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