PlymSpotter 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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Airplanetire 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.
JoFMO 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.
Kanebear 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.