China is a unique and popular tourist destination in its own right, but its key location makes it one of the busiest transit hubs in the world. Whether you’re planning to travel to China, or want to know how to make the most of your lay over time on your journey, we have all of the information you’ll need regarding a visit visa.
A large proportion of citizenships will require a tourist visa to enter Chinese territory, which includes those on cruise ships; even if you don’t plan to disembark the ship, you must have a valid tourist visa. It’s important to have your full itinerary ready, along with the details of where you plan to stay once you’re in the country.
There are a range of documents required in order to apply for your tourist visa, which must be done and successfully issued before you travel. Transit visas are available on-arrival for those who are simply making a transfer to another flight in China but wish to leave the airport for a period of time. Strict rules apply to what you can do and where you can go, however, so make sure you take note of these.
To find out more about the visa types available and which best suits your needs, check out our range of articles below. If you still need assistance with your documentation, or figuring our what you need, our team of visa specialists can help. Use our live chat function or one of the methods on our Contact Us page.