From Oct. 20, 2014, Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province,start to offer 72-hour Visa-free entry for international transit passengers as a move to boost tourism and commercial activities and international cultural exchanges. Hangzhou will be the 10th city starting this policy, following beijing, shanghai ,Guangzhou Kunming,Chengdu, Chongqing, Shenyang, Dalian and Guilin.

According to the policy, all travelers from 51 countries, including the United Stats, Canada and Australia, who have valid visas and the confirmed flight tickets to the third country via the Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport, can stay 72 hours in Zhejiang Province without applying for China Visa.

Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport is the 4th largest airport on the Chinese mainland after Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou in terms of total passenger numbers. In 2013, about 2085 million passengers came through Hangzhou airport. Among them, 538,000 were overseas tourists. Nowadays, the airport now has 27 international flight routes linking with the cities in Asia, Europe, Africa and Oceania.

If you plan to visit Hangzhou or have commercial activities to Hangzhou in less than 72 hours, you will be able to enjoy this preferential policy

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