Hainan has extremely convenient visa on arrival and group visa free policies that make it easy and quick for visitors from around the world to get into Hainan!
The visa on arrival, or landing visa, is perfect for travelers who don’t want to go to a lot of trouble to arrange a visa before visiting. All you need is your passport, a passport photo, and your visa fee!
Citizens of countries or regions with diplomatic or trade relations with China are eligible for the landing visa when arriving in Haikou or Sanya. With the landing visa, you can travel to any part of China for up to 30 days total, and leave China from anywhere!
How can I get the Landing Visa?
1. Before you travel, call the hot line of Hainan Exit-Entry Inspection and Quarantine Bureau to ask about the Visa on Arrival eligibility for your nationality.
Haikou Meilan Airport Visa Office Number: +86-898-65751994
Sanya Phoenix Airport Visa Office Number: +86-898-88289566
2. After arriving at the airport, go to the visa section and get your visa. (24 hours service)
3. What you need to prepare: your valid passport, one 2-inch color photo without hat (on-site photography service available), visa on arrival fee (varies from 168 to 1,000 RMB, cash only)
4. After receiving your visa, you can travel to any part of mainland China, and stay for up to 30 days, to explore the mysteries of China!
5. You will need to register with the local police station within 24 hours after arrival in each place you stay. If you are in a hotel, the staff will take care of this for you, but if you are camping or staying in a friend’s apartment or other location, you will need to go to the local police station with your passport to register. This is a national law.
6. Enjoy your stay in Hainan!
Group Visa Free Entry
If you’d like to travel with your friends and family, if you don’t want to bother with planning all the details of your trip, just call a travel agent! They are good at planning the best trip for you, and provide the best service! The most important part? The Visa-Free Entry Policy lets you come anytime you want!
Who is eligible? Citizens of the following 26 countries are currently eligible, and more countries will be added soon!
Group Visa Free Eligible Countries: Japan, Malaysia, United States, Singapore, Thailand, the UK, Canada, France, Australia, Indonesia, Sweden, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, the Philippines, New Zealand, Denmark, Norway, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Russia, South Korea, and Germany.