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Visa-free visitors to get sticker in passport

INSTEAD of a stamp, foreigners who enter Shanghai under its 24-hour visa-free transit policy will now get a sticker in their passport.

Shanghai General Station of Immigration Inspection said yesterday that the purpose of this measure is to make entry information of foreign tourists more discernible to airlines and hotel staff, as well as tourists themselves.

The same applies to emergency temporary entry permit applicants.

When foreigners leave Shanghai, immigration officers will stamp a page of their passports to mark their exit.

Shanghai allows visa-free entry to foreigners from designated countries for up to 144 hours.

The sticker has information on the area of stay, date and duration of stay, type of stay and port of entry and exit, and has a QR code which can be scanned to retrieve the above information.

The sticker has multiple anti-counterfeiting features, the authority said.

Foreigners from all countries can apply for a 24-hour visa-free entry in China with valid plane, ship or train tickets to a third country or region.


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