Leigongma, Hainan’s New Logo

What do you about this guy? Yes, it is a calotes versicolor, a lizard with a rough skin, four short legs and a long tail. But recently this cold-blooded animal became the new symbol of Hainanese as LEI GONG MA: a local Hainan dialect for calotes versicolor. But why? Here is the story. During the Covid-19 epidemic outbreak […]

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Hainan Epidemic Update: Leaving Hainan Island from Haikou

Hainan Epidemic Update: Leaving Hainan Island from Haikou Effective from 6pm August 7, Haikou Government announced the following rules and regulations regarding leaving Haikou during the Covid- 19 pandemic. Those who traveled to Sanya and other cities with confirmed cases during the past 7 days are not allowed to leave Hainan Island. To leave Hainan Island, […]

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July 28 Update: Travel Restrictions to Hainan Island

Travel Restrictions from Mainland China to Hainan Island, Travel Bans to Hainan Island, Travel Requirements to Hainan, Covid 19 Travel Restrictions to Hainan Island A lot of tourists asked about travel restrictions or travel bans from Mainland China regarding covid 19. Like the rest of China, the local government applies the following policies: From risk free […]

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Hainan Island working permit application

A working permit is a long term visa which allows a foreigner to stay and work legally in China. So to work on Hainan Island, foreigners should get their working permits approved before they start their jobs. Once a foreigner gets a job, his/her employer normally handles the working permit application. As a foreigner, the […]

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Hainan increased Tax-free shopping quota to CNY100,000 from July, 1, 2020

Hainan Duty-Free Annual Quota to CNY100,000: China’s Hainan Province increased its annual tax-free shopping quota for travelers. With effect from Wednesday, July 1, the quota was raised to 100,000 yuan (about 14,123 U.S. dollars) per person each year from the current 30,000 yuan. The categories of duty-free goods were also been expanded.   Duty-Free Shopping […]

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