CHINA (PEOPLE’S REP.): 72-HOUR VISA-FREE TRANSIT AT CHENGDU
Effective from 1 September 2013, nationals of 45 countries transiting through Chengdu (CTU) to a third country and holding confirmed onward airline tickets are permitted to enter China (People’s Rep.) without a visa, for max. 72 hours. Passengers must arrive in and depart from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU).
This facility is available for nationals of Argentina,
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Rep., Denmark, Estonia,
Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Fed., Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and holders of British Citizen passports.
Nationals listed above may also use the same facility when in international transit through Beijing (PEK), Guangzhou (CAN) and Shanghai (PVG and SHA).
Chengdu doesn’t have as many international flights as the other Chinese airports utilizing this scheme, though service is expanding, and there are great connections to other parts of the region.
I’m quite excited about the news, as I have an inexplicable urge to visit these guys:
(Tip of the hat to Mac)