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Can I visit Hong Kong during the Guangzhou visa-free stopover?

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Anna80

Member since 09 Mar 2015

Total posts 15

I'm flying China Southern to London and wanted to take advantage of the 72 hour visa waiver to spend time with a supplier near there and another contact at Shenzhen but also wanted to take the new fast train to Hong Kong to visit our regional distributor. But, can I leave China to go to HK and then return within the 72 hour visa-free period, or does the visa-free period only apply to staying withing the Guangzhou region?

Snail

Member since 16 Jan 2018

Total posts 16

You will get your passport stamped if you leave for HK, so I believe no, it couldn't be part of your 72 hour stop over.

moa999

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Jul 2011

Total posts 825

It's definitely a limited area. Believe it's all of Guandong for Gunagzhou entry point which includes Shenzhen but not Hong Kong.

Equally the Shanghai 144-hr lets you go to Hangzhou, Suzhou, Wuxi for example but no further.

You'd need a multi-entry visa for Hong Kong.

If you're a potential regular visitor look into the APEC card
Last editedby moa999 at May 13, 2019, 09:01 PM.

Randomtraveller

Member since 14 Dec 2017

Total posts 14

I believe you will have no touble entering HK. But you will be foridden to exit HK as you don't actually have a vaild multi-entry visa of China.

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