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


 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 Apr. 10, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Hainan 30-Day Visa-Free Access
Asked by Daniel from ROMANIA | Apr. 10, 2019 06:15Reply
I am from Romania and i want to visit a friend in Haikou. What visa do i need?
I saw that Romania is on the visa free list, does that means that i can just but a ticket and flight there?
Answers (2)
Answered by Anne from NEW ZEALAND | Apr. 10, 2019 23:40

Not really, it requires you to be received by local travel agencies. That is a must.
Answered by Jayce from CANADA | Apr. 10, 2019 23:59

No, you need to travel with a travel agency. Then you can enjoy this 30-day visa free access.
Asked by Terry from UNITED KINGDOM | Apr. 06, 2019 23:17Reply
London - HK - Hainan - Shanghai - London
Is it possible to do this trip visa free if you have a British & Ukraine Passport or do we need to omit Hainan and possibly visit Macau instead. I have BA Air-Miles which I want to use London to HK we then book a separate flight to Shanghai from HK then get a direct flight back to London. Do we apply for a transit without visa when we arrive in Shanghai. I assume we have to remain in the city boundaries..!!
Answers (1)
Answered by Jesse from USA | Apr. 09, 2019 02:43

The London - HK - Hainan - Shanghai - London is not eligible for the free visa transit but it is available for HK - Shanghai - London.
Asked by Angie from UNITED KINGDOM | Mar. 29, 2019 04:32Reply
How do i register with a travel agency in China for a Hainan 30-day free Visa on a US passport?
Can you give me some travel agency details to register with, so that they can apply for the visa for me?
Answers (1)
Answered by CDKING from US | Mar. 29, 2019 14:10

This website you posted your question on belongs to licensed Chinese travel agency travelchinaguide. They can assist with this
Asked by ORNJIRA LAEMTHONG from THAILAND | Mar. 29, 2019 01:31Reply
I will travel to Hainan on 10 April 2019 - 13 April 2019 I have booked AIR and hotel.
I would like to do visa on arrival no any agencies contact me. Please advise
Answers (1)
Answered by Ava from FRANCE | Apr. 09, 2019 02:18

You can ask for TravelChinaGuide.com. As I know, they have such tours for you. If interested, the contact information is traveltravelchinaguide.com.
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