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Visa free transit? Or visa?

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Visa free transit? Or visa?

Hi,

Just curious if if the following itinerary would qualify for the visa free travel exemption: JFK to PVG with layover of 16 hours then to KMG (kumming china) with a layover of 13 hours then REP (siem reap Cambodia). Does it matter if we leave the airport or not? What kind of visa would I have to get?

Thanks so much for your help

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NNJ
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1. Re: Visa free transit? Or visa?

No, one can't go to another Chinese city.

Sherbrooke, Canada
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2. Re: Visa free transit? Or visa?

Sure you can have multiple stops but then you are limited to 24 hours in China. You seem to exceed this so you need a tourist visa.

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Your proposal requires a Chinese visa. But if you route (China Southern Airlines) JFK - CAN - REP, you can have 72 hours in Guangzhou/Guangdong province and use TWOV instead of getting the visa. Assuming you have US passports of course.

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