Many citizens, including citizens of Finland, need a visa when travelling to China. You can conveniently apply for a visa here and you can find further information on the visa centre closest to you here.
If you have a connecting flight from China to a third country and your flight leaves from the same airport, you can, depending on your nationality, stay in Beijing, Guangzhou, Nanjing and Shanghai for 144 hours on a transit visa that is issued on arrival. In Xian, the allowed transit time is 72 hours. The transit visa allows entry into the country. Notice that your passport needs to be valid at least 3 months for a transit visa to be issued. A transit visa will not be issued if your connecting flight is to the same country that you arrived in China from.
You can read more about the Chinese visa requirements from the website of the Chinese Embassy in Finland.
Flights to Nanjing
Nanjing, one of the historical capitals of China
Nanjing holds some breath-taking historical sites that should definitely be on your next travel bucket list. These include the Tombs from the Ming Dynasty era that are on the UNESCO World Heritage list, as well as the City Wall of Nanjing and the Gate of China, among others. Try some wonderful local specialities to eat, or experience the vivacious nightlife of this gorgeous city. Nanjing awaits you!
Nanjing Lukou International Airport (NKG)
The airport is located 40km south of Nanjing city centre.
- Finnair flights: Terminal 2
- Check-in opens 3 hours before departure
- Check-in closes 1 hour before departure