Since 2018, Beijing offers 144-hour visa-free transit for foreign visitors with third-country visas and transit at Beijing.
Foreign visitors, who hold passports issued by the countries on the 144-hour Visa-free Transit Policy List and stay in Beijing for transit for up to 144 hours, could apply for a visa-free transit stay in China at the immigration inspection authority at Beijing Capital International Airport.
According to the regulations of Ministry of Public Security of the People's Republic of China, foreign visitors who meet all the following requirements could apply for the visa-free transit:
- Holding valid airline tickets with 144-hour validation and making transit through Beijing Capital International Airport to the third country
- Qualified for the entry requirements of their third destination country
- Holding passports issued by the one of the 51 listed countries*
* List of countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, 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, the United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar.