I’m a bit confused about the 24hr transit Visa in China, I’m Australian flying with Qantas from Sydney to Shanghai, arrive in Shanghai at 6pm, 9pm is an onward flight with China Airlines to Taipei (different itinerary).
Will the 24hr transit Visa cover this? I’ll need to go through immigration, collect bags, leave departure area and then go through arrivals again and check in. On this site here for the 24hr visa it says you cannot leave the transit area, what does this actually mean? As I cannot find anymore information elaborating on this and I’ve read conflicting reports of people leaving the airport on a 24hr visa.
Also when applying for the visa would I just line up normally for immigration and they’d process it there on the spot? Or do I have to go to a separate desk and apply then go through immigration? I know 3 hours is risky and I’m prepared to accept that I might miss my connecting flight but I’d also like to cut time where possible to give myself the greatest chance of making it in time.