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Foreign visitors from 59 countries will no longer have to book their trips in advance through travel agenc

ies, and will instead be able to apply for visa-free entry on their own or through organizations that in上海夜网

vite them to Hainan, according to draft changes to the policy released by the administration.

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Jia Tongbin, the administration’s deputy director in charge of foreign vi上海夜网

sitors, said at a news conference in Beijing that visa-free stays longer than 30 days will even

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f countries whose citizens are eligible for visa-free entry will be adjusted in a timely manner, Jia added.

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of the Hainan Free Trade Zone by providing greater convenience for people in high-tech, tourism and services sectors.

Three pilot policies will be launched in August to make driving in Hainan more convenient for foreign visitors.

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The draft changes are in addition to Hainan’s existing visa-free entr

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ourists from 59 countries for stays of up to 30 days, on condition that they register with travel agencies.

“As the construction of the Hainan Free Trade Zone and free trade port

are accelerating and Hainan is becoming more internationalized, there will be an inc

reasing number of international tourists, entrepreneurs and scholars coming to Hainan for travel and in

vestment in the future,” Jia said, adding that Hainan received 447,000 foreign visitors from the 59 countries fr

om May 1, 2018, to June 30 this year, an increase of 18.8 percent compared to the year-earlier period.

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