Tax Free Shopping

Real-time refunds to Alipay and WeChat now at all airports

Now you can get your VAT refund directly to your Alipay or WeChat digital wallet at all Global Blue airport refund points

From this May, you will be able to receive your Tax Free Shopping refunds immediately into your Alipay or WeChat digital wallet at all Global Blue airport refund points.

This new service saves you time by speeding up the VAT refund process at the airport. It gives you the assurance of a successful refund as you can see it arrive immediately into your Alipay or WeChat Pay account, in your home currency.

How do I access real-time refunds to my Alipay or WeChat account?

Once you have finished your shopping and had your Tax Free Forms validated by Customs, you simply need to visit the airport refund counter and follow the below steps:


  1. Launch the Alipay app and click the PAY icon
  2. Show your Alipay payment barcode to the refund operator
  3. The refund is paid to your Alipay wallet


  1. At the refund point, scan the tax free mini app using your WeChat, click 'Immediate refund'
  2. Show the refund staff the barcode displayed in your mini app
  3. The refund will be paid to your WeChat wallet

For more information, please contact our Customer Service team.