72 Hours Visa-free Transit Procedure

1. Applicable conditions

(1)Nationals from 45 countries including:

31 European 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;

6 Americas: United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile;

2 Oceania countries: Australia, New Zealand;

6 Asian countries: South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar.

(2)Nationals belonging to the countries above, should also comply with the following conditions:
●Holders of valid international travel documents;
●Holding a third country (region) visa; third is holding confirmed onward airlines ticket and leaving Guangzhou within 72 hours;
●Range of activities should limit in Guangdong province.

2. 72-hour visa-free transit application procedures

(1)At original departure check-in desk, be sure to tell the check-in staff you want to apply for 72-hour visa-free transit in Guangzhou. The check-in staff may need you to fulfill some detail information and help you to send application information to China immigration prior to your arrival in Guangzhou.

(2)You can also inquiry any detail information about 72-hour visa-free transit from China Southern Airline staff at your original station.

3. Arriving in Guangzhou

When your flight arrives in Guangzhou,

(1)If you are already apply for 72-hour visa-free transit at the original station, please follow the airport direction signs to the arrival hall:
●Fill out the Exit and Entry Frontier Registration Cards;
●Proceed to immigration counter No.2-4
●Present your valid international travel documents, a third country (region) visa, and confirmed onward airline ticket.

(2)If you want to apply 72-hour visa-free transit after arriving at Guangzhou, please proceed to our multi-function transfer counter, our staff will help you for the application procedures.

(3)After the Immigration inspection, you must claim your baggage and clear the customs by yourself. If you need to deposit your baggage at the airport, you may find the baggage depository facility near E2 Exit.

(4)In case of other circumstances, such as when your documents or material do not comply with the requirements of for 72-hour t visa-free transit, or your flight delay, cancellation, etc., you may proceed to our transfer counter for help, or contact our transfer service 24-hour hotline of Guangzhou : 0086-20-86124008.

4. Departing from Guangzhou

On the day of departure, issues on your confirmed onward airline ticket, you’d better arrive at the Baiyun airport at least two hours before flight take-off. You may Entre the international departure hall from Gate No.7or 8, and then proceed to correspondent airline check-in counter (China southern Airlines have assigned No. F13-14 for 72-hours visa-free passengers) for your check-in procedures, then pass through customs, security and immigration check by yourself, and find your corresponding gate of your flight.

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