Visitors holding third country visas and plane tickets can now apply for a transit without visa at Beijing and Shanghai airports. Foreign visitors are not permitted to leave Beijing/Shanghai to other Chinese cities during the 72 hours, and must depart from Beijing/Shanghai.
The 45 approved nations are as following:
31 European nations: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovak Republic, Republic of Bulgaria, Republic of Cyprus, Republic of Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdoms.
6 American nations: United States of America, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile.
2 Oceania nations: Australia, New Zealand.
6 Asian nations: Republic of Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, Qatar, United Arab Emirates.