Hainan to offer 30-day visa-free travel entry for 59 nations
On the morning of April 18th, 2018, the Ministry of Public Security of China and the State Immigration Administration held a news conference to announce the important news that, starting from May 1st, 2018, citizens of 59 countries may enjoy 30-day visa-free access to Hainan Island. The new policy is an attempt to support the island’s reform and opening-up.
The 59 countries that may enjoy visa-free access to Hainan include:
Russia, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Norway, Ukraine, Italy, Austria, Finland, Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Philippines, Indonesia, Brunei, Monaco, Belarus, UAE and Qatar.
Under the new policy, group and individual visitors from these 59 countries can visit Hainan Province for 30 days visa-free as long as they book their tours through travel agencies registered in Hainan Province and approved by the China National Tourism Administration.