Hainan 30-Day Visa-Free Access
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
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
Tickets for Round-trip International Flight or Cruise Ships
Travel Itinerary to Hainan
Registering Yourself with a Local Travel Agency Is a Must
Highlights in Hainan
World-renowned Tourist Attractions
Boao Forum for Asia
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
For my understanding, entering china mainland is only allowed with a VOA, not with the 30 days free visa.
Is this correct and when you look at my travel plans, do you think i can do that?
Thanks very much in advance for your reply.
Anyway, you have to know that you will take some risk because you never know whether you will be allowed boarding the plane, in your case in Hong Kong for a flight to Hainan based on your statement that you will obtain a Hainan VOA upon your landing in Sanya. Actual rules say that you are allowed to do that, but that same rules cannot force Hong Kong immigration authorities to allow you boarding the plane.
OK, go for it, but if I were you I would be relying on 30 day visa free access and my itinerary will be the same as yours until Sanya, but after Sanya I would take a flight back to Hong Kong and from there a flight to Guangzhou to be eligible for 144 hour visa free transit. This option will secure you to travel with 100% peace of mind. OK, you know the options and decision will be all yours.
By the way, I would really appreciate your feedback after your, I sincerely hope, successful trip :)
You should start a correspondence with one of the local Hainan travel agencies that have an English speaking staff. It is easy to find them, but here are several of them: Hainan Kangtai Travel, Hainan Haoyang International Travel Agent, China Travel International Sanyaco, Hainan Classic Holiday Travel Agent. During the correspondence, you are supposed to do the following steps:
- You are supposed to determine how many days you will spend in Hainan province
- You should also take care of your flight tickets and here one warning... You are not allowed to arrive to Hainan by taking a flight through some other mainland Chinese airport. The best option is Hong Kong, but keep in mind that this flight has to be nonstop and not again through some of mainland Chinese airports. Also, you are not allowed to leave Hainan on a flight that has a stop in mainland China.
- After you have determined the above mentioned, you will write down your short itinerary in English language that will have most of your details that you will do while in Hainan, but very shortly.
- You will contact a relevant agency that supports a correspondence in English language, one of the above mentioned.
- Keep in mind that during your correspondence you will be offered several services and you are supposed to accept one or more of them according to your preferences. The mentioned offers range from an airport transfer to multi day trips.
As you can see, this procedure will ensure you that you will be allowed to board the plane, to enter Hainan and to enjoy your time there without the need to obtain a visa. This procedure could appear to be somewhat complicated, but in reality it is not because the agency is doing its part very fast and everything is done within 3 or 4 working days and when everything is done, the agency will send you an invitation that will undeniably allow you to enter Hainan visa free.
Does Hainan VOA apply to Indonesian? what do i need to prepare? and how much does it cost?