The visa-free stay of foreign tourists in Hainan will be extended to 30 days, the group travel will be relaxed to personal travel. Through this policy, Hainan has been opened to the outside world. This policy not only promotes the development of Hainan island, but also is an important measure to improve the level of internationalization.
According to Hainan's 30-day visa-free entry program, foreign citizens holding passports from 59 eligible countries can enjoy a 30-day visa-free entry if they book through Hainan based travel agencies. During the 30 day visa free stay, tourists can visit the whole province of Hainan without a Chinese visa. Visa-free entry will take 30 days from 0 hours following the date of entry. Here is the information about the visa.
New Visa-free Policy In Hainan
1, Extended to these visa-free countries
(1) 6 American Countries: the United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile.
(2) 2 Oceania Counties: Australia, Zealand.
(3) 25 Schengen Agreement Countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.
(4) 15 Other European Countries: Russia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia (FYROM), Albania, Belarus, Monaco.
(5) 11 Asian Countries: Korea, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Kazakhstan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Brunei, United Arab Emirates, Qatar.
2, Extend the visa-free stay.
The visa-free entry period will be extended from 15 or 21 days to 30 days, promoting a more active entry market.
3, Relax visa exemption restrictions
On the premise of retaining the invitation and reception mode of travel agencies. Not only groups are visa-free but also individuals travelling to Hainan may enter and travel without a group.
Eligible Ports for Hainan 30-Day Visa-Free Access
Haikou Meilan International Airport, Sanya Phoenix International Airport and all ship ports are qualified ports for this 30 days visa exemption.
Airport Contact Information
Haikou Meilan International Airport: 0898-65760114
Sanya Phoenix International Airport: 0898-88289390
Areas Allowed to Stay - The Whole Hainan Province
Foreigners who meet the 30-day visa-free entry if belonging to nationalities above can travel in Hainan Province. Travel from Hainan to mainland China or extend your stay in Hainan, you can apply for an ordinary Chinese visa at the exit-entry bureau of the local Public Security Bureau.
How to Apply for Hainan 30-Day Free Visa Access
1, Valid passport/Travel document is valid for at least 3months from the date of entry.
2, Tickets for Round-trip International Flight or Cruise Ships
3, Hotel reservation.
4, Travel Itinerary to Hainan
5, You must register with your local travel agent.
Personal travellers cannot apply for a 30-day visa exemption in Hainan alone. This needs to be done through Chinese travel agencies. Visitors can submit the above information to the travel agency at least 48 hours before their arrival, and the travel agency will apply for visa-free entry to the Hainan exit and entry administration bureau on their behalf.
Hainan visa-free policy will help to further open for tourism, attract more foreign tourists to Hainan tourism, enhance the Hainan international tourism brand visibility and influence, promotes the international understanding, to promote the civil aviation, tourism and economic development of Hainan, enhance the level of Hainan international play a positive role. If you have not been to Hainan, this will be a good opportunity to travel, come on!