Hainan 30-Day Visa-Free Access

Hainan 30-day visa-free access scheme stipulates foreign citizens holding the passport of 59 qualifying countries can have 30 days visa-free entry to Hainan if received by travel agencies. During the stay, they can travel in the whole of Hainan Province without a Chinese visa. This visa-free access will count its 30 days duration from 00:00 the day following the entry date.
 

Hainan Visa-Free Countries List - 59 Countries

6 American Countries: the United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile

2 Oceania Countries: Australia, New Zealand

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

15 Other European Countries: Russia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia (FYROM), Albania, Belarus, Monaco

11 Asian Countries: Korea, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Kazakhstan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Brunei, United Arab Emirates, Qatar
 

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.
 

Airports Contact Information

Haikou Meilan International Airport: 0898-65760114
Sanya Phoenix International Airport: 0898-88289390
 

Areas Allowed to Stay - The Whole Hainan Province

Foreigners eligible for this 30 days visa exemption entry can travel inside Hainan Province. Going to mainland China from Hainan is not allowed if not having an appropriate visa.

Those wishing to visit mainland China, or extend their stay in Hainan, can ask their travel agency to help them apply for a regular Chinese visa from the Exit and Entry Administration of the local Public Security Bureau.
 

How to Apply for Hainan 30-Day Free Visa Access

Requirements:

 Valid passport/Travel Document valid for at least 3 months from the date of entry
 Tickets for Round-trip International Flight or Cruise Ships
 Hotel Bookings
 Travel Itinerary to Hainan
 

Registering Yourself with a Local Travel Agency Is a Must

Independent travelers cannot apply for the Hainan 30-day free visa on their own. This needs to be done through a travel agency in China. Visitors can submit the above information to the travel agency at least 48 hours advance of arrival, and then the agency will apply for the visa-free entry on their behalf from the local Exit and Entry Administration of Hainan.
 

Highlights in Hainan 

World-renowned Tourist Attractions

As a romantic tourist resort in south China with rolling hills and tropical rainforests, sea island of Hainan possesses gorgeous natural seaside sceneries. Especially the seductive Yalong Bay and scenic Tianya Haijiao of Sanya should not be missed. 
Yalong Bay
Yalong Bay
Wuzhizhou Island
Wuzhizhou Island

Boao Forum for Asia

Boao Forum for Asia’s headquarters is located in Boao of Hainan. Annually in March or April, many state leaders come to Hainan together to negotiate for development of the world.

By utilizing this 30 days visa-free access, it’s convenient for you to make a trip or take part in the business or official conference in Hainan.

 Recommended Guided Tour: 5 Days Haikou & Sanya Tour
 

The 30-day Hainan landing visa is still issued at available ports in Haikou and Sanya, and it permits holders to exit China from other Chinese cities. You can extend the visa on arrival if wishing to stay longer in China.
 

Differences between Hainan Visa on Arrival & 30-day Free Visa Access

Eligible Nationalities Cost Travel Agency Involved?
Visa on Arrival Most countries but except US and France CNY 168 - 956 depending on  nationality No
30-day Free Visa Access 59 countries Free Yes


 Further Reading: China Visa

- Last modified on Jan. 23, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Hainan 30-Day Visa-Free Access
Asked by Sam Binder from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 23, 2019 16:49Reply
Hi.. I'm Australian resident with Australian passport and like to fly to Hainan
direct from Bangkok can I do it without any Visa before and get it on arrival ?
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Answered by Theodore from SINGAPORE | Jan. 23, 2019 18:10
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Yes, you can get it on arrival.
Asked by D from HONG KONG | Jan. 12, 2019 09:23Reply
Can French passport holders living in Hong Kong with visas need to pay visa upon arriving at Hainan?
Sounds complicated to visit there if i make my own booking arrangements to visit with my family (not goung through a local/China agency) :(
Any solution to make life easier visiting the island for French passport holders? Would like to go early next month.
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Answered by Paul from USA | Jan. 13, 2019 12:37
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You need to have a visa if you want to go to Hainan on your own. Its not valid for family visits
Asked by Mai from AUSTRALIA | Dec. 12, 2018 20:03Reply
We are permanent residents of Sydney but Philippine passport holders.
Can we apply for a visa on arrival? We will be flying from Sydney to Hainan then will fly out to Manila.
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Answered by Elinor from USA | Dec. 13, 2018 18:00
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Yes, you can apply.
Asked by happeyfee from INDONESIA | Dec. 09, 2018 07:30Reply
Hainan 30-Day Free Visa Access
For the 30 day free visa access, do we need to sign up for a tour with the travel agency throughout our whole trip(6 days) or can we sign up for 3 days tour and go free and easy for 3 days?

Thanks
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Answered by Henry from AUSTRALIA | Dec. 10, 2018 21:55
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You are advised to make sure that when you book the tour from the travel agency.
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