Do I need a visa for China?


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Yes, almost all non-Chinese nationals will need a visa to enter China. There are different categories and you will most likely need a tourist visa (L). Please contact your local Chinese embassy or consulate for more information. The procedure normally requires submitting a visa application form, paying a fee and providing the Chinese authorities with an authorised Itinerary from Albatros Travel.

However, as of 1 January 2013, a transit visa policy was introduced making it possible to transit in Beijing or Shanghai for up to 72 hours without needing a visa. 


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