I've asked this before and tried doing some research and every answer left me more confused
My husband and I have a 13hr 45min layover in Guangzhou on the way back to NY from Bali. I'm a US passport holder but he isn't. I booked a free transit hotel through China Southern Airlines and want to be clear on the visas.
For the 72 hr free transit Visa do I have to apply in advance or is it on arrival? Does the airline need to put in a request beforehand and if so how do I go about this?
For the 24hr Visa free transit for my husband I've read something saying it's for staying in the airport only; others say he can leave to go to the hotel. Which is correct? Does he need to apply beforehand? How does he get this transit?
Apologies this is long, I've been spending days trying to sort it out and only confused myself :) I've contacted China Southern Airlines and they told me to contact the embassy and entry and exit administration (I can't find an email). I'd appreciate it if someone who went recently could give insight. Thank you!