South China’s city of Guangzhou began offering transit passengers a 72-hour visa-free stay on Thursday, making it the third Chinese city to introduce such a policy.
Foreigners from 45 countries and regions who intend to visit a third country and already hold air tickets are now able to stay in Guangdong’s provincial capital for three days without a visa.
The passengers can also travel freely in the province during their stay.
Guangzhou follows Beijing and Shanghai in introducing the visa-free stays, which cover visitors from countries including France, Germany, the United States and Japan.
The Guangzhou government has promised to continue simplifying exit and entry procedures and to improve traveler-friendly facilities and the shopping environment.
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