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User currently offlineTreg From Estonia, joined Oct 2001, 544 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2527 times:


I am planning to fly CPH-ICN via PEK. Is there an international transfer zone at PEK or do I have to apply for the transit visa? Anybody knows?


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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 12171 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2488 times:


I visited Beijing a few weeks ago and cannot remember seeing a transit zone. It might be best to get a Chinese visa anyway, just in case your connecting flight is delayed/ cancelled and you have to be put up in a hotel. You would also have to find out if the 90 Yuan departure tax applies on transfers.



[Edited 2004-08-26 22:19:49]

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User currently offlineAirplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2427 times:

I know that US citizens have to get a transit visa if they are just transiting through China. I would imagine that is the same for other nationalities since it probably means there is no transfer zone, but I could be wrong.


User currently offlineJoFMO From Germany, joined Jul 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2409 times:

PEK has an transit zone. I stayed there 3 years ago. But it was a flight MUC-PEK-SHA with China Eastern. But I had to leave my airplane and to wait in the transit area only to entering the same plane again one hour later. But I dont know about a transit visa because we went to SHA and so we already had an Chinese visa.
Hope that helps a little bit.

User currently offlineKanebear From United States of America, joined May 2002, 953 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2381 times:

Unless you carry a US or UK passport you don't need a transit visa if you'll be connecting onward within 24 hours AND staying in the airport. If you wish to leave the airport, you'll need to get a transit visa. If you DO carry a US passport, you'll need a visa unless you can change your arrangements to transit PVG or SHA instead of PEK.


User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2344 times:

I can confirm, that I didn't need a visa when I had a transfer from FNJ to KIX via PEK. I flew on JS and JL. I'm not holding a UK or US passport.

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User currently offlineTreg From Estonia, joined Oct 2001, 544 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2312 times:

Thanks to everyone!

I was in PEK last year and I remember seeing a separate passage for transit passengers, but I was not sure. The Chinese embassy was useless in this matter - they had no idea....

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