Hainan Island Visa Policy: Landing Visa/Visa on arrival & Visa Waiver Policy and 30-Day Visa Free Policy & Procedures
We are a registered travel agency to process visa waiver/Hainan 30-day visa free for travelers from 59 countries, we have got hundreds of emails about Hainan Island Visa Waiver Policy/Hainan 30-day visa free, and some guests were rejected at Sanya or Haikou Airport as they just showed up with their passports. Visa Waiver or Visa free doesn’t mean that travelers from the following 59 countries can show up with their passports, but they should make the arrangement with a Hainan Registered Travel Agency.
To make it clear, we have worked out the following steps for visitors to follow:
1. Documents to process visa waiver by a local tour operator.
2. Passports copies of all passengers from below 59 countries:
Russia, UK, French, Germany, Norway, Ukraine, Italy, Austria, Finland, Holland, Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Belgium, Czech, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Rumania, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, US, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Philippines, Indonesia, Brunei, United Arab Emirates, Katar, Monaco, The Republic of Belarus.
To benefit from this policy, tourist(s) must book their travel schedule with qualified travel agencies in Hainan Island like Hainan Joy Tours & Travel Service Limited, the owner of www.sunnyhainan.com with your name, birthday, nationality, passport number as well as arrival/departure date/flights details. Then the local tour operator will have the staff to meet you at Haikou to Sanya airport upon arrival.
3. Your round-trip flight details
Make sure you book a direct flight to Hainan Island either to Haikou or Sanya airport from overseas including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. If you book a transit flight via any mainland China cities, then you must apply for a China visa in advance.
Cruise visitors to Hainan Island can also apply for visa waiver with a local tour operator for day tours on Hainan Island, the terminals include Haikou Xiuying Pier & Sanya Phoenix Island International Cruise terminal.
4. Your hotel booking information
Information including check-in/out dates, hotel name and address if you have non-refundable bookings or let us know your preferred hotel, we will make a booking for you.
If you stay in a family house or a friend place, we need to have their address in Chinese and local contact person with a phone number. And you must register with a local police office within 24 hours upon arrival.
Traveling to Mainland China with Visa Waiver Policy:
Please note visitors entering Hainan Island with visa waiver policy can’t travel to Mainland China, but stay only on Hainan Island, for up to 30 days.
Please note that visitor(s) MUST travel from overseas/Hong Kong/Macau/Taiwan to Hainan Island to be eligible for the Hainan Visa Waiver Policy, NOT from any city in Mainland China.
There is no request on a number of travelers, so a single traveler can also enter Hainan Island without a visa while booking his/her stay with the authorized local tour operator like Hainan Joy Tours & Travel Service Limited, the owner of www.sunnyhainan.com.
Visa Waiver Policy FAQ:
Question: Is my Visa for China valid for Hainan Island?
Answer: Yes. Hainan Island is part of China, so your China is also valid for Hainan Island. For example, you got a single entry visa to China and entered China via Beijing. From Beijing, you could fly to Hainan Island, you are not requested to apply for another visa. After your Hainan trip, you are ok to travel back to Mainland China, no ask for a visa.
Question: Can I just show up with my passport after booking my hotel &flight on my own?
Answer: No, the visa waiver doesn’t mean you can just show, but make the arrangement with your local tour operator who arranges your visa waiver with the local visa office.
Question: Can I visit Mainland China if I enter Hainan Island under a visa waiver.
Answer: NO, not possible. And you can’t apply visa to visit Mainland China with your visa waiver.
Question: How much shall I pay for the visa waiver?
Answer: You pay service charge with your tour package including hotels, airport transfers & local tours.
Question: Can I ask for a visa waiver from a local tour operator if I have booked all my flights & hotels?
Answer: Yes, but you must book airport roundtrip transfers with your local tour operator to have the visa waiver service from them. And you need to email them all your booking information to double-check that you have booked the right flights.
Question: Can I come alone or do I have to join a group?
Answer: Yes, you can come alone, no request to join a group.
Question: When should I apply?
Answer: Your local tour operator should apply at least 72 hours in advance, so you have plan at least 4 days in advance so to have enough time to discuss the details of your travel plan with your local tour operator.
Question: Can I change my travel plan after my agency submitting the schedule?
Answer: yes, possible to change your arrival, departure date, flight details, and hotel information, but you must tell your local tour operator min. 48 hours before your flight arrival time.
Question: Can I change my travel plan including hotel to stay and travel days after arrival?
Answer: Yes, it is possible, but you are requested to tell your tour operator 24 hours in advance.
Question: How can I know that I have the visa waiver service?
Answer: Once you arrange your schedule with Hainan registered travel agency www.sunnyhainan.com and make payment for your tour packages, they will email you 2 forms in Chinese only with your passport details, flight and hotel information. A sample is found below: