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72-Hours Visa-Free Shanghai Travel

Have you heard? Visa-free travel in Shanghai is possible now!

Passengers from over 40 countries / regions including the U.S., Canada, and most of countries in Europe (see the country list on the bottom of this page) using Hongqiao or Pudong International Airport for transit, are now allowed 3 days in Shanghai visa-free. To make the best of your time choose from our well-designed Shanghai day tour packages.

Duolun Road

1-Day Jewish Sites and Duolun Road Tour

  • Attractions: Ohel Moishe Synagogue, Hongkou District, Monument for Jewish Refugees and Duolun Road
  • Departure date:You choose!
  • Price inclusions: Entrance fees, private transfer, private guide and driver
Oriental Pearl TV Tower

1-Day Shanghai Classic Tour A

  • Attractions: Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Urban Planning Exhibition and Huangpu River Cruise
  • Departure date:You Choose!
  • Price inclusions: Entrance fees, lunch, private transport, private guide and driver
Street Life in Shanghai

To Be a Shanghainese

  • Attractions: Visit a local home, learn Shanghainese and have lunch there. Stroll in a local market.
  • Departure date:You choose!
  • Price inclusions: Private transport, lunch, private guide and driver
Side-car Experience

2-hour Shanghai Side-car Experience

  • Attractions: 1933 Old Factory, Shanghai Old Street and private club of Kee Club.
  • Departure date:You choose!
  • Price inclusions: Private transfer, and private driver (who is also your private guide)
Yuyuan Garden

3-Day Essence of Shanghai Tour

  • Attractions: Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, Shanghai World Financial Center, and the Bund
  • Departure date:You choose!
  • Meals: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches included
  • Guarantee: Private car, private driver, and private guide!
Traffic in Shanghai

Pickup and Transfer between Pudong Airport and Hongqiao Airport

  • Transfer: Pickup and transfer from Pudong airport to Hongqiao airport or vice versa with independent car/van and guide.
  • Departure date:You choose!
  • Guarantee: Private car, private driver, and private guide!
Traffic in Shanghai

Pudong Airport Pickup and Transfer

  • Transfer: Transfer from Pudong airport to hotel or vice versa with independent car/van and guide.
  • Departure date:You choose!
  • Guarantee: Private car, private driver, and private guide!
Traffic in Shanghai

Hongqiao Airport Terminal 2 Pickup and Transfer

  • Transfer: Transfer from Hongqiao airport (Terminal 2) to hotel or vice versa with independent car/van and guide.
  • Departure date:You choose!
  • Guarantee: Private car, private driver, and private guide!
Tips:
  1. The 45 visa-free countries are: 31 European Union countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and the United Kingdom), 6 American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Mexico, and the United States, and 8 Asian/Oceanian countries: Australia, Brunei, Japan, Qatar, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, and the United Arab Emirates.
  2. Customers can stay no more than 72 hours in Shanghai. Travel between the two cities is not permitted.
  3. It is a transit visa. Travelers must leave Shanghai for a third country (Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan are counted as separate regions for transit visa purposes), not for another city in China or for the departure country.
  4. This visa does not allow entry into Shanghai and exit from the other city. This is a single city visa.
FAQ:
  1. Can I apply for a 72 hours transit visa if I don’t have the flight ticket departing from China?
  2. Applicants who apply for 72-hour visa-free transit in Shanghai must hold a valid flight ticket with confirmed date and seat or relevant proof. That is to say, you cannot apply for 72-hour visa-free transit if you haven’t bought the flight ticket departing from China before entering China.

  3. Can I enter China by train arriving at Shanghai Railway Station, and leave Shanghai by flight within 72 hours?
  4. No. Application for the 72-hour visa-free policy can be made only at Shanghai International Airport.

  5. Can I apply for a 72 hour transit visa if I hold a return ticket from the country where I boarded the flight before my entry to China?
  6. The 72-hour visa-free policy is limited to people who transit from Shanghai to a third country. Therefore, foreigners who depart from and return to the same country are not eligible to apply for the visa.

  7. Can I leave Shanghai or stay over 72 hours?
  8. No. During the 72-hour visa-free transit, foreigners must stay in Shanghai, and leave China from Shanghai International Airport. Leaving Shanghai or staying longer than 72 hours is not allowed. If a stay in Shanghai of over 72 hours is required, application is needed for a China visa through Entry-Exit Administration Department of Shanghai Municipality Public Security Bureau. Overstaying or leaving Shanghai from other ports without a China visa will be handled according to relevant laws and regulations and penalties are severe.

  9. Are security check and inspection exempted for 72-hour visa-free foreigners?
  10. Foreigners who enjoy 72-hour visa-free transit are required to go through security check and inspection. To avoid the spread of epidemics, inspection and quarantine department at the port will set up special channels for fast and efficient passing of 72-hour visa-free transit, and will use methods like infrared temperature monitoring and X-ray screening.

  11. Can I bring pets when entering China on this visa?
  12. Companion animals belonging to travelers on 72-hour visa-free entry are subject to inspection and quarantine in the place specified by the inspection and quarantine unit. When 72-hour visa-free foreigners leave China, their companion animals must exit under supervision by inspection and quarantine staff. Assistance dogs such as guide dogs and hearing dogs carried into China by 72-hour visa-free foreigners can accompany the 72-hour visa-free foreigners during their stay, provided that they pass airport inspection and carry the necessary valid certificates. When 72-hour visa-free foreigners leave China, their assistance dogs must exit at the same time with them under supervision by inspection and quarantine staff.