Visa-Free Travel to Hainan is Back! Here’s What You Need To Know

Visa-Free Travel to Hainan is Back! Here’s What You Need To Know

As revealed the other day, Tuesday, March 14, China visas for immigrants are basically back to regular following limitations due to COVID-19.

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In addition, visa-free travel with particular conditions has actually likewise been brought back, consisting of travel to China’s Hainan province.

According to The People’s Government of Hainan Province, those from the list below nations are qualified for visa-free travel to Hainan:

  • Albania

  • Argentina

  • Australia

  • Austria

  • Belarus

  • Belgium

  • Bosnia-Herzegovina

  • Brazil

  • Brunei

  • Bulgari

  • Canada

  • Chile

  • Croatia

  • Cyprus

  • Czech Republic

  • Denmark

  • Estonia

  • Finland

  • France

  • Germany

  • Greece

  • Holland

  • Hungary

  • Iceland

  • Indonesia

  • Ireland

  • Italy

  • Japan

  • Kazakhstan

  • Latvia

  • Lithuania

  • Luxembourg

  • Macedonia

  • Malaysia

  • Malta

  • Mexico

  • Monaco

  • Montenegro

  • Norway

  • Philippines

  • Poland

  • Portugal

  • Qatar

  • Romania

  • Russia

  • Serbia

  • Singapore

  • Slovakia

  • Slovenia

  • Spain

  • South Korea

  • Sweden

  • Switzerland

  • Thailand

  • United Arab Emirates

  • United States

  • New Zealand

  • UK

  • Ukraine

Those who plan to take a trip visa-free to Hainan should:

  • Get here in Hainan by means of a flight from anywhere beyond the Chinese mainland

  • Stay no longer than 30 days

  • Register with a Hainan travel bureau prior to showing up (advised to sign up a minimum of 48 hours prior to departure)

Those who want to take a trip to other parts of China, or remain longer than 30 days in Hainan, should obtain a visa.

Going to Hainan

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The visa-free policy was released in 2018, however has actually been suspended for nearly 3 years due to COVID-19.

In spite of being closed to worldwide tourists, Hainan has actually stayed a popular location for domestic travelers.

As soaking in the tropical paradise, specifically in the city of Sanya on the southern coast of Hainan island, lots of tourists likewise delight in the province’s numerous duty-free shopping malls; the world’s biggest stand-alone duty-free shopping center opened in October, 2022 in provincial capital Haikou, reports China Daily

With domestic tourist in China returning to regular following the lifting of COVID-19 limitations, Hainan saw an overall of 6.39 million journeys to the island throughout the Spring Festival vacation, 2023– a year-on-year boost of 18.2%, according to the province’s Department for Tourism and Culture.

With visa- and visa-free travel now back to typical, the island can likely anticipate a huge increase from worldwide tourists.

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