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BEIJING - Beijing will start a 72-hour visa-free stay policy for citizens of 45 countries from January 1, 2013, municipal authorities said Wednesday.
Tourists holding third country visas and plane tickets can apply for a transit without visa (TWOV) in the capital city at Beijing Capital International Airport.
The following are these countries listed in accordance with the numbers of inbound overnight visitors in Beijing from 2009 to 2011:
|Austria||the Republic of Malta||Ukraine|
|Belgium||the Netherlands||the United States of America|
|the Czeck Republic||Poland||Canada|
|Estonia||the Republic of Slovakia||Mexico|
|Finland||the Republic of Slovenia||Argentina|
|Hungary||Russia||the Republic of Korea|
|Iceland||the United Kingdom of Britain||Japan|
|Italy||the Republic of Ireland||Singapore|
|the Republic of Lithuania||Bulgaria||the United Arab Emirates|