In the last months, spurred by the need to improve the economy and encourage more international visitors, China has made several improvements in its visitor Visa policy. Visa fees has also been lowered recently. China are changing these rules frequently so always re-confirm with official channels.

From December 1st, 2023 to November 30th, 2024, visitors from France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Singapore, and Malaysia can stay in China for up to 15 days without a visa for travel, business, transit, or visiting friends and family.

Starting March 14th, 2024 travelers from Austria, Belgium, Hungary, Ireland, Luxembourg, and Switzerland can also enjoy this visa-free entry.

China has agreed to permanent 15 day visa free policy for nationals from Singapore, Japan and Thailand.

China also announced a 30 days visa free policy for 59 nations for visits to Hainan.



Foreigners who are unable to obtain a visa beforehand in time now can apply for a port visa on arrival with an invitation letter or other supportive documents. A port visa require an onward flight ticket to a third destination and a apassport with at least 3 months validity. It is normally valid for 144 hours. Countires permitted include Schangen countries, UK, US etc.



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