After an amazing trip to Jeju Island, I was feeling ready to continue the journey. My next destination will take me to Beijing, where I eagerly want to see the Great Wall of China.
I booked a flight from Jeju Island to Beijing, with a layover in Nantong, using my Aeroplan. Not expecting any issues, I proceeded to the ticket counter to present my passport and to drop off my giant backpack.
“Sir, do you have a VISA to China?” asks the agent.
“No I don’t, I plan on doing a 72-Hour VISA-free transit to enter the country. I have booked my flight ticket out of Beijing as well”, I replied.
The agent tells me to wait, and proceeds to speak to a colleague, who calls the immigration officials. That’s when things went downhill.
The official tells the agent my routing is not valid. Therefore, I will not be able to board the plane.