China's Ministry of Public Security has confirmed visa relaxation plans for foreigners flying to China. Non-residents travelling to Shanghai and the provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang will now be blessed with visa-free transit for six days.
The changes came into place on January 30, in time for Spring Festival celebrations. Kiwis arriving through Shanghai's Pudong and Hongqiao airports, Hangzhou's Xiaoshan International Airport and Nanjing's Lukou International Airport are now allowed entry into the country for 144 hours sans visas, where previously only 72-hour visa free transits were offered. They are free to travel all across the Yangtze River Delta.
The dawning of this new era is applicable to travelers flying in from 51 different countries. These include:
Schengen 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
Other European Countries: Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Croatia, Ireland, Macedonia, Republic of Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, UK, Ukraine
America: US, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile
Oceania: Australia, New Zealand
Asia: Republic of Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, UAE, Qatar