12/10/2012 11:36 am ET Updated Feb 09, 2013

Shanghai Joins Beijing To Offer Visa-Free Travel

Shanghai has decided to waive visas for transit passengers from 45 countries for stays of up to 72 hours in the city, after Beijing announced a similar policy last week.

Shanghai has been offering visa-free stays for some transit travelers for a maximum of 48 hours. The policy will be extended to 72 hours from January 1, 2013.

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