Chengdu applies to offer 144-hour visa-free transit

Updated: 2018-07-25

The city of Chengdu in southwest China is preparing to offer 144-hour visa-free transit to the holders of certain foreign passports. The municipal government has submitted a request to China's State Council for approval.

Chengdu applies to offer 144-hour visa-free transit

Competitors taste the hot pot they made during the hot pot contest in Gaoxin district, Chengdu city, capital of southwest China's Sichuan province, on March 25, 2017. [Photo: VCG]

Municipal officials in Chengdu say they also plan to expand the list of countries allowed 72-hour visa-free transit. Currently, there are 51 countries that enjoy the benefit in Chengdu, provided foreign travelers from these countries hold a visa and ticket for their destination country.

The aim of the plan is to boost Chengdu's development as an international destination for tourists.

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