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)


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.


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


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.

Xiamen Hangjin Transportation Co., Ltd. Xiamen Fengdu Car Service Co., Ltd.
Xiamen Xinlei Car Service Co., Ltd. Xiamen Xinlong Car Rental Co., Ltd.
Xiamen Junlai Trade Co., Ltd. Xiamen Donghuixin Car Service Co., Ltd.
Name of enterprisesAddressPhone
Guolv Traveling Transportation Co., Ltd.No.187, Tatou Community,Huangcuo0592-5962669
Xinglv Vehicle Transportation Co., LtdNo.98-20, Dongpu Road0592-5192244
Guangda Traveling Transportation Co., Ltd.No.2687-13,Island Ring South Road0592-5890821
Quanfazhan Traveling Transportation Co., Ltd.No.13-6, 7, 8, 9, Wanshou Road0592-5817589
Century Holiday Traveling Transportation Co., Ltd.Room 202, Floor 2, No.140,North Section, Douxi0592-5143101
Special Transportation International Travel Agency Co., Ltd.Floor 4, Jinyuan Building,No.57, Hubin South Road0592-2201244
Haikuotiankong Traveling Transportation Co., Ltd.Room 1205, Block B,Xinhong Building,No.31, Xinglong Road0592-5670775
Xiamen Airlines International Travel Agency Co., Ltd.No.22, Dailiao Road0592-5739280
Fangyang Traveling Transportation Co., Ltd.Room 1006, Lianfeng Building,No.409, Lianqian East Road0592-2105330
Hangkai Traveling Transportation Co., Ltd.Building 8, East Zone,No.95, Huguang Road0592-5882093
Business scope:interprovincial (tourism) chartered bus transport
Name of service stationsAddress
Guanyin Mountain Headquarters Service StationNo.10, Dreamland Coast,Guanyin Mountain,Island Ring East Road
Xiamen University West Village Service StationOn the opposite of the west gate of Xiamen University,Yanwu Road, Siming District
Cruise Center Service Station Beside No.9 Gate, Floor 2, Dongdu Cruise Pier, Huli District
Heping Pier Service StationNo.117, First Floor, Heping Pier, No.3,Lujiang Avenue, Siming District
Tatou Service StationEntrance of Tatou, Island Ring Road, Siming District
Huli Mountain Service StationEntrance of Huli Mountain Fortress,Island Ring Road, Siming District
Songyu Service StationSongyu Pier, Haicang District
Name of service stationsAddress
Xiamen Railway North Station Consulting Service CenterExit of the arrival level,Xiamen North Railway Station
Dongdu Cruise Pier Consulting Service CenterNo.5 Gate, Dongdu International Cruise Center
Airport T3 Terminal Building Consulting Service CenterExit of the domestic arrival hall of T3 Terminal Building
Airport T4 Terminal Building Consulting Service CenterExit of the arrival hall of T4 Terminal Building
Tong'an Consulting Service CenterOn the opposite of Fantian Temple, Tong'an District
Xiamen travel consultation: 968118/114 Travel complaint: 5318985
Consumer complaint: 12315 Railway Station passenger transportation inquiry: 2038888
Train ticket telphone booking: 95105105 Long- distance passenger transportation inquiry: 2215238
Airport inquiry: 96363 Ferry company: 2023493
Wutong Pier: 3216666 Taxi calling: 5320000
On-call taxi: 968890 Taxi complaint: 5615610
Bus customer service: 968828 Mayor special telephone line:968123
Inquiry hotline: 114 Price complaint: 12358
(Please add the area code 0592 when making relevant phones by foreign tourists)