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Hainan Visa-Free Travel Policy Guide [2020]

by Angel Ho | 16 September 2020

China is heavily promoting Hainan as a future business hub and gateway for trade. As of June 1, 2020, Chinese released the Overall Plan for the Construction of Hainan Free Trade Port. This plan is to transform the entire island into China’s largest special economic zone and is anticipated to bring in foreign talent to reside or work in the free trade port.

To further facilitate trade and investment in Hainan, China has also implemented less stringent visa policies by launching their visa-free entry policy for citizens of certain 59 countries as of May 1, 2018. For those looking to take advantage of business opportunities in Hainan stand to gain a lot from this accessibility.

In this blog, we uncover everything you need to know about Hainan’s 30-day visa-free scheme.

Mandatory documents required for Hainan 30-Day Free Visa

 

Requirements for Hainan Visa-free Entry

The application for Hainan travel for eligible countries is relatively easy. The following requirements must be met to obtain your 30-Day Free Visa to Hainan:
  • Must hold valid ordinary passport of the 59 Countries mentioned below
  • Visitors must enter from ports in Sanya, Haikou and any ports opened in Hainan
  • Visitors must make pre-arrival registration through a local travel agency. To note, visitors cannot do this themselves. We recommend that you submit the relevant documentation listed above at least 48 hours in advance of arrival.

List of Countries That Can Apply for Hainan 30-Day Free Visa

Hainan’s visa free travel policy only stands to benefit nationals from 59 countries. Below we have listed the the 59 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

American Countries


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 Free Zone

Angel Ho

Angel Ho

Helping make China companies easy for foreign investors since 2007 as lead consult.

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