From 1st January 2013, Shanghai is to extend visa-free stays to 72 hours for passengers from 45 countries.
The 45 countries covered by the 72-hour visa-free policy are: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, Ukraine, the UAE, and the USA.
- The passengers of the 45 countries should hold transit flight tickets to a third nation or region.
- The passengers of the 45 countries should have their valid international travel documents and visas of the third nation or region.
- The passengers of the 45 countries are allowed to stay in the administrative areas of Shanghai within 72 hours.
- The passengers of the 45 countries should exit through the same airport which they enter.