Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region plans to offer 144-hour visa-free transit for citizens from 51 countries and regions by the end of this year.
The move is part of the nation's long-term commitment to modernize and upgrade its service industry. The policy adjustment will facilitate "the free circulation of resources" in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.
Currently only 72-hour visa-free transit is offered in Beijing and Tianjin. The new policy will not only extend length of stay from 72 hours to 144 hours, but also extend the area from the city of Beijing or Tianjin to Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.