144-hour-visa-free in Beijing for the 22nd Great Wall of China Marathon 2023(January 10,2022)

From January 10,2023, a visa-free transit policy has been restored in Beijing again for foreign passengers from 53 countries who hold both valid international travel documents and a ticket for a connection to a third country (or region) that will leave within 144 hours of their arrival.

In accordance with the provisions of the Ministry of Public Security, a foreign passenger who applies for 144-hour visa free transit must meet the following conditions:

1. Be a citizen of one of the 53 countries qualified by the provisions and hold valid international travel documents that identify their nationality;
2. Hold a ticket for a connection to a third country (or region) that will leave within 144 hours of the passenger's arrival. These may include flight tickets, boat
tickets, train tickets, or other relevant certificates;
3. Be staying within the administrative limits of Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei province, and enter and exit through any of the following checkpoints:
-Beijing Capital International Airport
-Beijing West railway station
-Tianjin Binhai International Airport
-Tianjin International Cruise Home Port
-Shijiazhuang International Airport
-Qinhuangdao Port
Passengers who meet the above conditions and who applied for visa-free transit will be inspected by immigration officers at Beijing Capital International Airport.
After everything is confirmed, officers will sign and issue an entry permit for Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei according to the relevant provisions and then allow passengers to enter the country.

Applicable Countries
The 144-hour visa-free transit policy applies to the following countries:

Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, Monaco, Belarus, the United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar.

Gentle Reminder
1. Foreign passengers who are transiting in China under this policy cannot overstay the permitted 144-hours nor travel outside the administrative limits of Beijing,
Tianjin, and Hebei province. Passengers who violate these provisions will be handled in accordance with the relevant laws.
2. Foreign passengers who will be staying in China, whether at a hotel or at another kind of accommodation (including your own home, a rented home, an acquaintance's
home, etc.), must register their accommodation in accordance with the law. When staying at a hotel, passengers shall register their accommodation at the hotel. When
staying at a residence other than a hotel, passengers or the person or persons accommodating them shall, within 24 hours of arriving at the residence, register their
accommodation at a nearby public security organ. If the location of the accommodation changes, passengers must register again at a nearby public security organ.

For the details,please contact the Chinese Embassy/consulate in your countries/regions.

By the way,more international direct flights would be open to Beijing and China by more than 40 top world airlines from late March 2023,we would have such news at the proper time!

We all from all over the world would finally meet face to face again in this beautiful Spring at the 22nd Great Wall of China Marathon on May 1st,2023 in Beijing and the Roof of the World Marathon 2023 starting from May 2nd ! We welcome more runners,and let us run together !Below are the registration:

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