Hainan Island China Visa Waiver Policy, Hainan Visa Free Policy & Procedures

Visa Waiver

About Hainan Visa Waiver:

Based on Hainan Island China, we are a registered travel agency/tour operator to process Hainan Island Visa Waiver or Hainan Visa-Free/Hainan 30-day visa-free for travelers from 59 countries.

List of 59 Countries eligible for Visa Free Entry to Hainan.

Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ukraine.

Updated as of March, 07, 2024

Documents required for visa exemption application include a copy of your passport and proof of round-trip airfare. It is imperative that you arrange for a direct flight to Hainan Island, specifically to either Haikou or Sanya airport, from overseas destinations such as Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. Similarly, your return journey must also be a direct flight departing from Haikou or Sanya Airport to overseas locations, including Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan, without any layovers in mainland China.

Should you opt for a connecting flight through any city in mainland China, even if you remain within the airport premises, it is essential to obtain a Chinese visa beforehand. While the Chinese government mandates that all visitors register with a local agency prior to arrival, it has been observed that some individuals have entered Hainan without adhering to this requirement. Therefore, it is feasible to avail of the Hainan visa waiver without registering with a local agency. To ensure a hassle-free experience, you may choose to register with our agency free of charge if you book any of our tours or airport transfers

Kindly take note of the following guidelines:
1. Visits to the Mainland of China are strictly prohibited.
2. Accommodation in private residences is permitted.
3. There is no obligation to join a guided tour; you have the freedom to independently

If you are visiting Mainland China as part of your international plan, please check out China’s New Policy: 72- or 144-hour China Transit Visa Guide

Traveling to Mainland China with Visa Waiver Policy:

Please note visitors entering Hainan Island with visa waiver policy are NOT allowed to travel to Mainland China. There is no request on a number of travelers, so a single traveler can also enter Hainan Island with visa waiver

Common mistakes on Hainan Visa Waiver Application

Frequently Asked Questions on Hainan Visa Waiver Policy

Question: Can I visit Mainland China if I enter Hainan Island under a visa waiver.

Answer: NO, not possible unless for emergency.

Question: Can I stay in a friend’s house/apartment, or I must stay in a hotel?

Answer: Yes. You must register in a local police office with your passports within 24 hours upon arrival.

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: Can I change my travel plan after my agency confirm my visa waiver?

Answer: yes, possible to change your arrival, departure date, flight details, and hotel information as along as within 30 days.

Question: What to do after I get the visa waiver?

Please print out the visa waiver forms and keep them with your hotel & flight bookings. You may need to present them for flight check-in. Upon arrival at Sanya or Haikou Airport, no documents are requested for immigration, you just go through the immigration counter with your passports. On departure day, no documents are requested from your side.

Question: Is my Visa for China valid for Hainan Island?

Answer: Hainan Island is an integral part of China, thus a visa issued for China is also applicable for travel to Hainan Island. For instance, if you possess a single-entry visa for China and enter the country through Beijing, you are permitted to fly to Hainan Island using the same visa. Following your visit to Hainan, you may return to Mainland China without the need for an visa

Question: Can I apply for Landing Visa/Visa on Arrival to Hainan Island?

Answer: Not available now

Common mistakes on Hainan Visa Waiver Application

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