- Starting May 1, Filipino tourists will be able to enter and stay in the Chinese province of Hainan without a visa for 30 days
- As a policy, tourists from 59 countries including the Philippines may visit as long as their tours are booked through China National Tourism Administration-approved travel agencies
On Wednesday, China offered the Philippines and 58 other countries visa-free access to its famous Hainan island, also known as “China’s Hawaii” in an effort to support a policy to open up the tourist island to the public.
The offer will be implemented starting May 1, as announced by the Ministry of Public Security of China and the State Immigration Administration.
As long as tours are booked through China National Tourism Administration-approved travel agencies around Hainan, individuals and groups from 59 countries may visit the province for 30 visa-free days.
The countries given visa-free access to Hainan are:
Bosnia and Herzegovina
United Arab Emirates