Shanghai is one of the first cities in China to have implemented a 144-hour visa-free policy, which allows foreign visitors to arrive to and depart from the metropolis via its airports, cruise terminals and train stations without a visa, providing their overall stay is within the six-day limit. Rémi Dévé reports
The relaxation on travel restrictions is an upgrade of the current policy that allows passport holders from 51 countries to transit through several Chinese cities for up to 72 hours without a visa. The service, introduced in 2013, has proven popular, with more than 100,000 foreigners having taken advantage of it.
Following the trend of globalisation, the Chinese government is continuing to lower the barriers between China and friendly visitors from around the world. All the more reasons to organise a conference in Shanghai, as things are becoming increasingly easier for both planners and delegates.
But what to do within 144 hours in Shanghai? Headquarters has three ideas!
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