(CNN) – China has added new cities to its list of places that many foreign tourists can visit with easy-to-obtain short-term visas.
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However, this does not mean that tourists can easily turn up in China and start traveling without any problem.
Visitors must come from one of 53 accepted countries, including Australia, USA, Japan, Singapore, Canada and the United Kingdom.
You also need to provide proof that you have booked a trip to another destination via China. B. with an airplane or cruise ticket or with their name. For the purposes of the transit visa, both Hong Kong and Macao are acceptable final targets.
Travelers must also complete the visa application form and have passport photos that can be attached to the document.
Printed documents are ideal as visitors may not be able to use their phone or access the Internet in the countryside.
If the country they travel to requires a visa or other papers, they must already have them secured and with them.
It's generally best and easiest to stay in a city for a stopover because some travelers have reported challenges for multi-city itineraries.
The new visa provisions will ease this policy somewhat, but not completely. For example, Ningbo's 144-hour visa covers the wider area of the Yangtze River Delta, including Shanghai.
Hotels often want to see a traveler's visa before they can check in, and visitors have to expect fines and penalties if they stay longer the time limit.
For those who can receive the G visa, the 144-hour window gives a curious traveler a good time to start exploring China and adding a bonus to a planned vacation.