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Question about clearing customs/immigration

san francisco
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Question about clearing customs/immigration

Hi there,

I'm flying Hainan airlines, departing from Shenzhen, connecting in Beijing, and then back to the USA. Can someone tell me if I have to clear customs/immigration in Shenzhen or Beijing? I believe it would be Beijing since the Shenzhen-Beijing flight would be still considered domestic. How early does one need to get to the airport for domestic flights (ie. Shenzhen-Beijing) in China? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you :)

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Shenzhen, China
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1. Re: Question about clearing customs/immigration

If by connecting you mean onto a different plane with a different flight number, then it will be Beijing. If it is the same flight number throughout, then probably Shenzhen. Get some one to call them and ask in that case.

Domestic at SZX is one hour, international is two hours.

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