• China visa
  • China voltage
  • Shanghai Airports
  • Shanghai Railway Stations
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China website seeks to provide as much information as possible. Please visit https://www.fmprc.gov.cn/eng/.

If your visit requires a China visa, please email iclass2024@sjtu.edu.cn to obtain a visa invitation letter. In your email please provide:
1. Your full, given name as it appears on your passport
2. Your passport number
3. Your country of origin and your country of employment
4. The embassy address where you will be applying
5. Work or school affiliation
6. The title of the paper you submitted
7. Your gender, as to properly address the letter

Visa-free Policy

From March 14 to November 30, 2024, China implemented a visa-free policy on a trial basis for ordinary passport holders from six countries, namely Austria, Belgium, Hungary, Ireland, Luxembourg and Switzerland. This is another expansion of the scope of unilateral visa exemption following China's trial visa exemption policy on December 1, 2023 for ordinary passport holders from six countries: France, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands and Spain. Holders of ordinary passports from the above 12 countries can enter China visa-free if they come to China for business, sightseeing, visiting relatives and friends, and transit for no more than 15 days.
As of March 1, 2024, 23 countries have already granted full mutual visa exemption to China, namely Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dominica, Ecuador, Fiji, Grenada, Kazakhstan, Maldives, Mauritius, Qatar, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Suriname, Thailand, Tonga, and United Arab Emirates, spanning five continents. Two countries or regions that have concluded mutual visa exemption agreements can enjoy visa-free stays in the other country or region, usually for 30 days, as long as their citizens are in possession of valid passports or international travel documents as stipulated in the agreements.

Visa-free Policy

As of November 17, 2023, the scope of countries applicable to China's 72/144-hour visa-free transit policy has increased to 54 countries, as listed below: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America.
Foreigners are required to have a valid international travel document (valid for at least 3 months) that proves their nationality, and if they are eligible for entry to a third country or region, they are also required to have a connecting ticket to a third country or region with a confirmed date and seat within 72/144 hours, or a relevant certificate, and to fill out an Entry Card for Foreigners Entering the Country on a Temporary Basis. Foreigners who meet the above conditions may apply to the border control authorities at the ports in cities where China implements the 72/144-hour visa-free transit policy.
Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang have implemented a 144-hour visa-free transit policy, under which foreigners who meet the conditions applicable to the policy may enter the country from any of the applicable policy ports in the region, stay in the three provinces and cities for no more than 144 hours, and exit the country from any of the applicable policy ports in the region. Applicable cities include Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou and Ningbo, and applicable ports include Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Shanghai seaport, Shanghai Railway Port, Nanjing Lukou International Airport, Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport and Ningbo Lishe International Airport.
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China voltage is 220V, 50Hz. The plug type is A/C/I. Please prepare the converter and transformer.
Pudong Airport (Shanghai Pudong International Airport) is the other airport in Shanghai, which has three terminals.
Hongqiao Airport (Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport) is one of the major airports in Shanghai, which has two terminals.
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
Shanghai Railway Station

From Pudong Airport to Venue

  • Taxi
  • Shuttle bus + Taxi
  • Metro + Taxi
  • Maglev + Metro + Taxi

Taxis are readily available 24/7 at Shanghai Pudong International Airport. The journey to the venue typically takes about 1h15min, with fares around USD 30.
Note: Taxi is available all day in Shanghai Pudong International Airport.

Shuttle bus + Taxi
Take Shuttle Bus (Line 1) from Pudong Airport to Hongqiao Airport, and then take Taxi from Hongqiao Airport to the venue. Total duration is about 1h20min, with fares around USD 10.
Note: The Shuttle Bus departure schedule is shown below.
Metro + Taxi
Take Metro (Line 2) from Pudong Airport to Hongqiao Airport, and then take Taxi from Hongqiao Airport to the venue. Total duration is about 2h, with fares around USD 5.
Note: Metro (Line 2) service at Pudong Airport Station operates within 06:00-22:30.
Maglev + Metro + Taxi
Take Maglev from Pudong Airport to Longyang Rd. Station, and switch to Metro (Line 2) at Longyang Rd. Station to Hongqiao Airport, and then take Taxi to the venue. Total duration is about 1h30min, with fares around USD 11.
Note: Maglev operates within 7:00-21:40, Metro (Line 2) at Longyang Rd. Station operates within 5:20-23:10.

From Hongqiao Airport to Venue

Terminal 1 of Hongqiao Airport is about 5 km away from the venue, Terminal 2 of Hongqiao Airport is about 2 km away from the venue, please take Taxi.