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Shanghai to up the tourist experience with new plans

March 13, 2019

Shanghai will provide more convenience and further improve the tourism environment for inbound tourists in 2019 to make the city a tourist destination more influential globally, the city government said on Wednesday during the annual working conference about Shanghai's tourism.
Authorities will explore expanding the coverage of the current 144-hour visa-free transit electronic application system, according to the Shanghai Administration of Culture and Tourism. At present, people of 53 nationalities can enjoy a 144-hour visa-free transit through a number of cities in China, such as Shanghai and Beijing.
In addition, Shanghai will also explore self-service clearance for outbound foreigners from the city this year, according to the administration.