If Beijing, China has been on your travel bucket list, now is a great time to cross it off.
Thanks to YVR Deals, you can now fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Beijing, China (PEK) for a phenomenal price.
China Southern is showing roundtrip flights for as low as $324, with flights available from September to December 2019.
Each leg of the flight between 17 to 19 hours in duration and has a stop in Guangzhou, China.
Flights listed by other airlines also show prices between $475 and $800.
Keep in mind though — most travellers will need to apply and be granted a visa if they want to visit China.
There are certain exemptions, however, they mostly apply to large groups travelling with pre-approved tourism agencies, or trips under a certain period of time (144 hours, 72 hours, and 24 hours).
In order to apply, a potential visitor must meet the application requirements. General requirements include an original passport with at least two blank visa pages, at least six months of validity, and a photocopy of the data and photo page.
Other documents like a recent passport photo, a copy of round-trip tickets, and hotel bookings are also necessary.
An application fee of approximately $140 will need to be paid and applications must take place in-person at the Chinese Visa Application Service Centre (CVASC) on West Broadway in Vancouver.
A step-by-step guide, which is provided and highly recommended by the CVASC can be found here.
Here’s how to book the flight:
1. Visit the Google Flights website.
2. Enter your departure and return destination as Vancouver (YVR) and Beijing, China (PEK), respectively.
3. Search for roundtrips priced around $474. There should be ample availability between October and November.
4. Enter your chosen dates on Skyscanner.
Note: You can also find the same price on Skyscanner by opting for “cheapest month” when selecting dates. Look for the cheapest price in the calendar view and proceed normally.