TRAVELING TIPS

144-hour Visa-Exemption Transit Policy

Citizens from countries which are listed in the 144-hour Visa-Exemption Transit Policy can transfer in China via any of the following ports of entry including Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport, Wutong Port, or Xiamen International Cruise Terminal without Chinese visas by supplying their own valid international travel documents and onward flight/vessel/train tickets to a third country (region) with confirmed date and seat within 144 hours upon their arrival. After having successfully applied for 144-hour visa-exemption transit at one of the above-listed ports of entry, transit passengers are allowed to stay within the restricted administration precinct of Xiamen City only.

Citizens from the following countries can apply for 144-hour visa-exemption transit. These countries are: Albania, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia ,South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The principality of Monaco, The republic of Belarus, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America.

144 hours transit visa-free personnel stay in xiamen reminder

Temporary entry foreigners are not allowed to overstay the time limit and area remarked on the temporary entry permit。Violators should be subject to penalty for illegal stay.

Residence registrations are compulsory. Those who do not stay in hotels shall, within 24 hours upon arrival, go through residence registration formalities with the public security organs in the places of residence. A warning shall be given, and a fine of not more than RMB 2,000 yuan may also be imposed on violators according to relevant law and regulation of China.

Those who have to stay over the approved time limit due to force majeure should apply to the local exit-entry administration bureau for a relevant permit.(Add: # 64-1 Zhenghai Road Siming District of Xiamen, Tel:0592-2262203)

AVIATION

Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport has become an important regional aviation hub in southeast coast of China. It has two terminal buildings, T3 and T4, and has formed the aviation network covering all major cities in the mainland and Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan (Taipei, Kaohsiung, Taichung), and connecting Southeast Asia (Manila, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, Siem Reap, Jakarta, Bali, Angkor), Northeast Asia (Seoul, Cheju, Tokyo, Osaka, Cebu) and linking three continents including Europe (Amsterdam), America (Vancouver, Seattle) and Australia (Sydney, Melbourne). At present, Xiamen Airport has been open to the air traffic to 109 cities with 83 domestic cities, 20 foreign cities and 6 regions; 182 domestic and overseas air routes with 145 domestic air routes and 37 overseas and regional air routes; 40 airlines with 25 domestic airlines and 15 overseas airlines.

Transportation: Xiamen Airport has convenient traffic. In addition to bus and taxi, it has several airport express lines to and fro the Ferry Pier, Xiamen North Railway Station, Wutong Pier, Dongdu Pier, Wucun Bus Station, Zeng Cuo'an, Zhangzhou and Haicang. Waiting place: T3 Terminal Building: waiting room of airport express line (80 meters to the west side of No.7 Gate on the domestic arrival level); T4 Terminal Building: waiting place of airport express line (on the opposite of No.5 Gate on the domestic arrival level). For detailed information, please call: 0592- 5708275.

RAILWAY

Xiamen is a railway hub city in southeast coast of China and has two stations, Xiamen Railway Station and Xiamen North Railway Station. Passengers can take the bullet train or high- speed train to and fro Shenzhen, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Wuhan, Beijing and other domestic major cities and cities in Fujian Province in "Hangzhou- Shenzhen Line", "Longyan- Xiamen Line", "Xiangtang- Putian Line" and other lines. Passengers can buy the tickets on www.12306.cn.

ROUNDABOUT SIGHTSEEING BUS

Xiamen roundabout sightseeing bus is the fastest and relatively comfortable method to understand Xiamen. It starts from Jinyuan Building at Hubin South Road, travels around Xiamen Island in about one hour, passing by Island Ring Road with beatiful landscape, and many famous tourist attractions of Xiamen such as Xiamen University, Huli Mountain Fortress, Island Ring Road, Zengcuo'an, International Conference and Exhibition Center, Guanyin Mountain Resort and Wuyuan Bay.