Do I need a transit visa if flying from Sydney to Bishkek through Guangzhou and Urumqi with China Southern
I fly from Sydney to Bishkek return through Guangzhou and Urumqi with China Southern Airlines. I can find information on transit visas on Chinese Embassy websites through Guangzhou, but not Urumqi. I want to know if I can travel through without having to obtain a tourist visa prior to leaving. I am an Australian citizen, travelling on an Australian passport.
When flying through Guangzhou you'll be eligible for a visa free stopover but Urumqi is not a city that is part of that system. FYI the current cities are: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Harbin, Shenyang, Dalian, Xian, Guilin, Kunming, Wuhan, Xiamen, Tianjin, Nanjing, Qingdao and Hangzhou about 5 years ago