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Hainan Visa-Free Travel: Is Your Country on the List?

by Bobby Lee | 20 September 2018

 

If you haven’t already heard, China has opened up visa-free travel to Hainan island.

This type of travel policy is unprecedented for China.

The effort hopes to boost tourism and the local economy.

Those looking to take advantage of business opportunities on the island, or satisfy their wanderlust stand to gain a lot from this accessibility.

But, this policy only stands to benefit nationals from 59 countries.

Want to know if your country made it onto the list? Find out more here.

Hainan Visa-Free Travel Updates

 

As of May 1, 2018, passport holders in any of the 59 countries outlined below - including the US and Canada, are allowed to enter the country visa-free for up to 30 days.

In 2000, a similar travel policy was enacted for 21 countries. This new policy extends the stay time and number of countries allowed visa-free access.

The policy is sure to boost local businesses, tourism and benefit Hainan Airlines and other domestic Chinese airlines.

China is heavily promoting Hainan as a future business hub and tropical getaway. The 35,000 square kilometer island also boasts luxury hotels, attractions and shopping.

Hainan is a 35,000 square kilometer island

 

Easy Application Process for Visa-Free Access

 

The application for Hainan travel for eligible countries is easy.

Travellers require:

  • A valid passport or travel document valid for at least 3 months from entry date
  • Travel itinerary to Hainan

Identity certificates and travel arrangements may be made to Hainan agencies in the traveller’s country to be submitted in order for the agency to apply for visa-free entry on their behalf.

Eligible ports in Hainan include Haikou Meilan International Airport and Sanya Phoenix International Airport.

 

Hainan Visa-Free Travel for These 59 Countries

 

countries granted visa-free travel to Hainan

Here are the countries granted visa-free travel to Hainan:

 

Europe & the Middle East

 

Albania

Austria

Belarus

Belgium

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Britain

Bulgaria

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Italy

Latvia

Lithuania

Luxemburg

Malta

Macedonia

Monaco

Montenegro

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Qatar

Romania

Russia

Serbia

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Netherlands

United Arab Emirates

Ukraine

 

The Americas

 

Argentina

Brazil

Canada

Chile

Mexico

United States

 

Asia & Oceania

 

Australia

Brunei Darussalam

Indonesia

Japan

Kazakhstan

Malaysia

New Zealand

Philippines

South Korea

Singapore

Thailand

 

A Promising Change

 

This new travel change promises to bring business to the island while increasing cultural exchange between China and the rest of the world.

 


 

Are you interested in visiting Hainan?

Do you believe in the business potential of the island?

 

Hongda consultation CTA 2016

Topics: Hainan

Bobby Lee

Bobby Lee

Senior consultant at Hongda Business Services

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