Beijing Debuts 72-Hour Visa-Free Stay Policy

New policy makes it easier to experience Beijing By: Mark Rogers
Beijing Capital International Airport // (c) 2013 Thinkstock
Beijing Capital International Airport // (c) 2013 Thinkstock

The Details

Earlier this month, Beijing announced a 72-hour visa-free stay policy for travelers from 45 countries, a list that includes the U.S. The intention is to promote Beijing to a wider cross-section of travelers, since visitors will be able to manage a brief experience of Beijing without applying for a visa. Beijing Capital International Airport will provide special services for qualified foreign tourists utilizing the 72-hour free-visa. These services include assistance with transfers, help from designated guides, mobile phone rental, foreign currency exchange, car rental and storage of luggage.
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