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   Regulations on Procedures for Entry-Exit Border Inspection
1. Inbound and outbound passengers must submit their valid passport or other entry or exit certificate to the border inspection station. Outbound passengers should also present their boarding pass to the border inspection station. All such certificates have to be checked and approved by the border inspection station before passengers can proceed with their journey.

2. Inbound passengers taking the self-service clearance passage may have their clearance papers sealed at the back of the passage, or in the case of omission of this step, may contact the duty office of the border inspection station later to agree on a time for affixing the seal. Contact telephone: 020—36066950.

3. Foreign passengers should fill in the Foreigner Entry (Exit) Registration Card as required by regulations. The entry registration card will be collected by the border inspection station upon completion of entry border inspection, while the exit registration card should be kept by the passengers personally for use during exit.

4. Foreign passengers visiting China with group visa don’t need to fill in the Foreigner Entry (Exit) Registration Card.


   Entry and Exit of China Mainland Residents
1. China Mainland residents going abroad should carry a valid passport and a visa for the destination country (except in the case of a destination country not requiring a visa or requiring a landing visa);

2. China Mainland residents traveling to and from Hong Kong and Macao should carry the Exit-Entry Permit for Travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macao with valid endorsement;

3. China Mainland residents travelling to and from Taiwan should carry the Mainland Residents Traveling to Taiwan Permit with valid endorsement;

4. China Mainland residents holding an Exit-Entry Permit for Travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macao or a Mainland Residents Traveling to Taiwan Permit endorsed for travelling (“L”) should exit and enter China together with their tourist group.


   Entry and Exit of Hong Kong and Macao Residents
Hong Kong and Macao residents should carry a valid Hong Kong or Macao passport and a valid Return Permit for Hong Kong and Macao Residents or China Mainland Travel Permit for Hong Kong and Macao Residents to go through border inspection formalities.


   Entry and Exit of Taiwan Residents
Taiwan residents should carry a valid Taiwan passport and a valid China Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Residents with valid endorsement or residence to go through border inspection formalities.


   Regulations and Policies on Entry and Exit of Foreign Passengers
1. Foreign passengers should carry a valid passport and a Chinese visa (or permanent residence permit) to go through border inspection formalities (except for those exempted from entry visa);

2. Overstaying foreign passengers or a foreign tourist group that is split for a special reason after entry should go through relevant formalities at the local entry and exit administrative department under the public security bureau before exit;

3. Passengers who have lost passports in China after entry should apply to their embassy in China for new passports and go through relevant formalities at the entry and exit administrative department under the public security bureau before exit.


   24-hour Direct Transit without Inspection
1. Since 00:00 on June 28, 2013, Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport has been following a new policy that exempts 24-hour direct transit passengers from border inspection.

2. For passengers who hold a connected international flight ticket of China Southern Airlines, will transfer to another international flight at Baiyun International Airport within 24 hours of arrival, and will not leave the specific airport zone in such 24 hours, border inspection formalities can be skipped, and relevant procedures may be completed at the transfer counter of China Southern Airlines.


   72-hour Transit Visa Exemption
1. According to a statement made by the government of Guangdong Province, starting from August 1, 2013, foreigners from 51 countries and regions are entitled to 72-hour transit visa exemption at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport.

2. The 72-hour transit visa exemption applies to citizens from these 51 countries and regions who have valid international traveling documents, a third country (region) visa, and a ticket with explicit departure date and seat number of a connected flight heading for that third country (region) from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport within 72 hours of arrival. Such passengers may move freely in Guangdong Province without a Chinese visa as long as they exit from Guangzhou Baiyun Airport within 72 hours of arrival.

3. Foreign passengers qualified for 72-hour transit vis exemption may apply for border inspection at No. 19 and 20 border inspection counters by presenting a filled Foreigner Entry (Exit) Registration Card, valid international traveling documents, a third country (region) visa, and a ticket for a connected flight departing within 72 hours.

4. Guangzhou Tourism Bureau offers free one-day Guangzhou tour service for passengers entitled to 72-hour transit visa exemption (either by metro or by bus):

    (1) One-day Guangzhou tour by metro (including a 24-hour metro card, a ticket for Chen Clan Academy, which is a treasure of Lingnan architecture and folk art, and a ticket for Museum of Nanyue King's Tomb, which is a historical relic dating back to Western Han Dynasty).

    (2) One-day Guangzhou tour by bus (including a tour bus, a tour guide speaking in fluent Chinese and English, a ticket for Chen Clan Academy, Cantonese-style snack and lunch, and mineral water).


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