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Question: Is my Visa for China valid for Sanya/Haikou Hainan Island?

Answer: Yes. Hainan Island is part of China, so your single/double/multy entry visa for China is also valid for Hainan Island. For example, you got 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 request for visa.

 

Question Two: What is landing visa/visa upon arrival at Hainan Island?  Am I entitled to get landing visa upon arrival?

Visitors who wish to stay on Hainan Island for max. 15 days from countries and regions with diplomatic or official relations with China can obtain a travel visa or landing visa upon arrival at the  Haikou Meilan Airport and Sanya Phoenix International Airport. Visitors wishing to stay more than 15 days can apply for an extension to their visa with appropriate reasons supplied to authorities in Sanya and Haikou.

But based on the latest policy, the following nations are not entitled for landing visa upon Sanya or Haikou Airport: USA, FRANCE, and middle East Countries including Iran, Turkey, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Syria, Israel, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain.

Based on our last experiences, the local authorities may change the policy based on the relationships between your home country and China. Though your home country is not listed in the NO list, but if recent relationship between your home country is very tense, you might be refused to enter Hainan Island. So please check with us before visiting Hainan Island regarding the landing visa policy to Hainan Island by email to: caddie@sunnysanya.com.

Documents Requested by local authorities for landing visa upon arrival at Haikou/Sanya Airport:

Your Valid passport & 2 passport sized photographs

Processing fee (this varies according to nationality but is typically around USD 60). You must pay cash.

Visa Waiver Policy for group visitors to Hainan Island:

Starting from August.16th, 2010, 5 visitors traveling together (same arrival, departure date, airport &  flight) from the following countries enjoy visa waiver policy to visit Hainan Island for up to 15 days on Hainan Island. Those countries are: Malaysia, USA, Thailand, UK, Canada, France, Japan, Singapore,  Australia, Indonesia, Sweden, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Philippines, New Zealand, Finland, Demark, Norway, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. 2 Visitors traveling together from South Korea, Germany and Russia could stay 21 days without visa.

 

To benefit from the this policy, tourists must book their travel schedule with qualified travel agencies in Hainan Island (including http://www.sunnysanya.com) with the following information including name, birthday, nationality, passport no. and hotel name as well as arrival/departure date/flights details. Then our guide will meet you at Haikou ro Sanya airport upon arrival and departure.  If members of the visa waiver tour group want to extend their stay on Hainan or travel to other parts of China, they should apply for visas in accordance to the law.

 

Traveling to the mainland with a Hainan issued visa

The Hainan visa on arrival can be used to travel to the mainland and you can thereafter leave China from any port of embarkation (i.e. sea and airport) as long as the visa hasn’t expired. Note that if you have the original 15 day visa on arrival you CANNOT extend it outside Hainan . In practice, this means that you can visit China without a visa (subject to the eligibility rules above) as long as Hainan is your first port of arrival. Visitors can spend up to 15 day in Hainan , extend their visa on the island then travel on to the mainland for up to a further two weeks.

Please note that you MUST be traveling from outside of China in order to be eligible for the Hainan landing visa upon arrival or Visa Waiver Policy for group visitors to Hainan Island.

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