Guangzhou is expected to become the third Chinese city to allow foreign visitors to stay in the city for 72 hours without a visa.
The policy is expected to boost the local economy and tourism in Guangdong Province.
Since Jan. 1, travelers from 45 countries have been benefiting from 72-hour visa-free stays in Beijing and Shanghai, a move that is expected to boost consumption.
Tourists holding third-country visas and plane tickets are allowed to apply for a transit-without-visa at Beijing Capital International Airport and Shanghai’s Hongqiao and Pudong airports.
Foreign visitors are not permitted to leave the cities to travel to other Chinese cities during the 72 hours, and have to depart from the city in which they arrived.