How Not To Get Deported From China

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    An interesting story is circulating about two ladies from New Zealand who were deported from China after a "journey from hell." I have trouble keeping up with immigration policies, and I travel nonstop. I don't envy less frequent travelers who have to stay on top of this stuff. So what happened? Via the NZ Herald: "The friends had travelled to Istanbul to catch flights home to Auckland via Beijing where they planned to spend a 72-hour transit sightseeing in the city. But during the August 11 flight to China's capital, the pair were surprised to hear an in-flight announcement that they would be making a "one-hour stopover" at Urumqi - a city of four million people in the autonomous region of Xinjiang, 3700km from Beijing. When they got off the China Southern Airlines plane, their travel papers were scrutinised by immigration officers. They say they were told Urumqi issued only 24-hour visa exemptions - not 72-hour exemptions as Beijing does." The post How Not To Get Deported From China appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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