China Southern Airlines officially joins the Transit Without Visa (TWOV) Program and the China Transit Program (CTP). Passengers who are eligible in terms of meeting the following criteria may transit through Canada without applying for a Canadian transit visa by taking a China Southern Airlines flight with the final destination being the United States:
TWOV passengers may stay in the TWOV transit area and the area around the US boarding gate, but shall leave Canada before 18:00 on the same day of arrival and head for the United States by taking their transit flights.
Before boarding, the China Southern Airlines Check-in Department will examine your ID and visa to verify whether you are eligible for visa-free transit:
(I) For passengers from China, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan (China), or Philippines who meet the requirements according to TWOV policies and wish to transit to the United States, the China Southern Airlines Check-in Department will provide these passengers with a "conjunction boarding pass" so the passengers' luggage may go directly to the United States (if the flight to Vancouver is delayed for more than 6 hours, the passengers will then be unable to travel due to the closure of the Vancouver transit counter – such passengers shall have to change their flight to the next day);
(II) Passengers who hold a passport issued by the United States, Canada, Japan, or a passport allowing entrance to Canada without a visa, or a Green Card (United States Permanent Resident Card), or a Maple Leaf Card (Canada Permanent Resident Card), and who will transit through Vancouver to the United States shall also be treated as TWOV passengers, and will be provided with a "conjunction boarding pass", so that their luggage goes directly to the United States.
(III) Passengers that fail to be classified as one of the two types of passengers above are not eligible for visa-free transit; Passengers failing to present a visa or document for entering Canada shall not be able to board the flight.
China Southern Airlines Flight Schedule: Guangzhou – Vancouver
|Guangzhou to Vancouver||CZ329||14:00||09:26||Daily|
|Vancouver to Guangzhou||CZ330||11:30 AM||5:20 PM||Daily|
Indonesia/Thailand/Taiwan (China)/Philippines – Guangzhou
|Flight available city||Schedule|
|Jakarta||One flight per day|
|Bali||One flight per day|
|Bangkok||Five flights per day|
|Chiang Mai||Every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday|
|Taipei||One flight per day|
|Manila||Two flights per day|
Information for Flights Originating from Vancouver and Traveling to a US City Operated
by Partner Airline Companies of China Southern Airlines
|Departure city||Arrival city||Partner airline company|
|Vancouver||Los Angeles||Canadian WestJet Airlines|
|Minneapolis||Delta Air Lines|
|Salt Lake City|
*The time above is local time; please check the actual time.