Do I need to apply for a visa if I transit through Shanghai?

Passport holders of the 51 countries and regions can be granted a visa-free stay of up to 72 hours when in transit in Beijing Capital Airport (PEK), Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) & Hongqiao International Airport (SHA), Guangzhou Baiyun Airport (CAN), Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU), Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (CKG), Shenyang Taoxian Internation Airport (SHE) and more.

If you are a German citizen holding a German passport, you are allowed to get 72-hour visa-free transit.
For further information check the official website of the Chinese embassy.

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