China | New Online Application System for Shanghai 144-Hour Transit Visa Exemption

The Shanghai authority has introduced an online application service for eligible foreign nationals arriving at one of the city’s airports. Currently, travelers of any nationality can remain in China visa-free to 24 hours, transiting through any Chinese city; and nationals of 53 countries can remain in China visa-free for 72 hours or 144 hours, transiting through certain cities. The new online application service provides faster immigration clearance for travelers from these 53 countries transiting in Shanghai.