China tourist visa
China tourist visa from UK
China tourist visa is free for UK citizens. The maximum duration of stay is 1 week. You can also find useful tips from fellow travellers.
China tourist visa conditions for UK citizens
How to apply for China tourist visa from UK
Step 1 : UK citizens can arrive at China without a visa.
Step 2 : After arriving, UK citizens can go to China immigration counter.
Step 3 : Show travel document like Original Passport or Travel document of UK.
Step 4 : Once you get entry stamp, you can enter China and stay for the duration on your stamping.
China tourist visa requirements for UK citizens
3 documents required for China tourist visa
Original Passport or Travel document of UK with at least 6 months remaining validity on the date of travel and have at least 2 visa pages clear of any markings.
Travel itinerary (travel reservation to and from UK in your name, not a ticket) Embassy recommends not to purchase hotel and flight tickets until visa is approved. So don’t risk your money, time and effort by buying actual tickets. Get best hotel and flight itinerary within minutes for any country visa.
Proof of Funds
Proof of enough money for your stay and to leave China
Travel Medical Insurance
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China COVID-19 travel restrictions
China has major restrictions for travel. Most visitors from UK will not be allowed to travel to China. You are required to have mandatory quarantine. Find travel restrictions, quarantine and entry requirements to travel China.
✨ China tourist visa tips
- British Nationals are Visa Free to China for up to 144 hour / 6 days under TWOV programme
- 24-hour visa-free transit through China (unless arriving in Fuzhou, Huangshan, Mudanjiang, Shenzhen or Yanji).
- 72-hour visa-free transit through Changsha, Guilin and Harbin.
- 144-hour visa-free transit through Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Jieyang, Kunming, Nanjing, Ningbo, Qinhuangdao, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Shijiazhuang, Tianjin, Wuhan, Xiamen and Xi'an.
- Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan count as third countries under the 24, 72 and 144-hours transit without visa (TWOV) policies.
- All TWOV programs are currently suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
- Visiting visas issued to British citizens are generally valid for 2 years
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China visa advice
Do uk citizens need a visa to go to China?
No, visa is not required for UK citizens. You can get visa details, documents required, official website and other details for China visa but if you still have question which are unanswered then you can discuss with the community
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