I am a New Zealander and I will be flying from Istanbul - Auckland leaving Turkey next week 9th Dec. I have booked a flight with China Southern with 2 stopovers (Urumqi and Guangzhou) and have just realised that I may require a visa for these stopovers.
I enter China at 17:10 on the 9th Dec and leave 12:30 on the 10th Dec so am well within the 24 hour limit but cannot seem to find if I will need a visa as I am entering China through Urumqi which isn't listed as a city eligible for the 24 hour transit without visa.
Is anyone able to provide any information on this?
Many thanks in advance!
From looking at the Chinese embassy's (Australian) site, a direct transfer under 24 hours does not require a visa, provided you don't leave the airport and have a connecting flight out of the country. This page has more information; http://au.china-embassy.org/eng/ls/vfc/t1038742.htm
Hope that helps! about 2 years ago