Current local news affecting today's business traveler
As of the end of January, German citizens no longer need a visa for travel to the Yangtze delta region (Shanghai and the provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang) if they stay in the region no longer than 144 hours and can present a connecting ticket to a third country. This applies to travelers who are traveling to a third country coming from abroad as follows: either by air via Shanghai, Nanjing or Hangzhou, or via train or passenger ship via Shanghai. Travelers can move about freely during their transit stay in the Shanghai administrative area or the provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang, but they are not permitted to leave this region during the transit period.
They must then leave again within 144 hours and travel directly to a third country. Onward travel can be demonstrated by a fixed booking for a connecting ticket (if a visa is compulsory for the third country, an appropriate visa must be presented). Direct round-trip travel to the affected region is still possible only with a valid visa.
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