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72-Hour Visa-Free Transit

Since 2013, approved by the State Council of China, a 72-Hour Visa-Free transit policy has been implemented in 12 airports, it is also including Kunming Changshui International Airport.



Travellers process a valid international travel documents issued by the 51 countries

51 Countries List

European member countries of Schengen Visa Scheme: Austria, Belgium, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovak, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland

Other European countries: Russia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania

American countries: the United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile

Oceania countries: Australia, New Zealand

Asian countries: Republic of Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar 

Traveller must have flight ticket with confirmed date and seats travel to a”third country or region”

Travel must be arriving at a designated port of entry to China


Traveller can apply for 72-Hour Visa-Free transit to stay in China with the immigration inspection authority to Kunming Changshui International Airport.


Tips: 1. Kunming 72 hours starting count from 0:01 on the day following entry.

         2.Traveller transits in Kunming only allow to stay in Kunming city.


(Reference: CS.MFA.GOV.CN)