Visa Requirements for Chinese Citizens

Visa Information for Passport Holders of China

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Visa Not Required

30 destinations allow visa-free entry to Chinese citizens.

Visa On Arrival

A visa can be obtained upon arrival at 20 destinations for passport holders of China.

  • Visa On Arrival30 days.Holders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • Visa On ArrivalVisa valid for up to 90 days can be issued on arrival with evidence of onward tickets or booked hotel.
    Holders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • Visa On Arrival14 days
  • Visa On Arrival30 days
  • Visa On Arrival45 daysHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • Visa On ArrivalAccording to Egyptian diplomatic missions in China, Chinese citizens can apply for a visa on arrival since 19 July 2016 and can stay for up 30 days. However, according to IATA, Chinese citizens are visa exempt for 30 days if they hold a return ticket, a reservation in a 4 or 5 star hotel, and US$2000.
  • Visa On Arrival30 days
  • Visa On Arrival1 monthExtendable for 2 additional months.
  • Visa On Arrival30 days
  • Visa On ArrivalAvailable at Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport.
    Holders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • Visa On Arrival30 days
  • Visa On ArrivalVisa is issued free of charge for tourists.
  • Visa On Arrival30 daysThe Chinese government declared Palau as an illegal destination in August 2018
  • Visa On Arrival30 daysHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa for 30 days.
  • Visa On ArrivalHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • Visa On Arrival30 daysAvailable at Bosaso Airport, Galcaio Airport and Mogadishu Airport.
  • Visa On Arrival15 daysBeginning 14 February 2019, Chinese citizens visiting Thailand can apply for e-Visa online.
  • Visa On Arrival30 daysHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • Visa On Arrival7 daysHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • Visa On Arrival1 month

eVisa

Chinese passport allows entry to 17 destinations with an eVisa obtained prior to arrival.

  • eVisa30 daysVisitors who have been granted an online pre-visa or have requested such pre-visa from the consulates of Angola abroad, are then issued with a visa on arrival at the country's border check points.
    For a maximum total stay of 90 days within a one year period.
    Besides having printed confirmation that a visa will be issued upon arrival, passengers must: have a return/onward ticket, and have a hotel reservation confirmation.
  • Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) PermalinkShow on Map
    eVisa3 monthseVisa holders must arrive via Port Bouet Airport
    Holders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • eVisa31 daysHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • eVisa30 daysHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • eVisa90 daysHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • eVisa60 dayseVisa or India is available in three duration for Tourism: 30 Day, 1 Year and 5 Years.
    Entry is allowed on 28 Airports and 5 Seaports.
    October 2019 onwards, Chinese nationals can apply for an e-Tourist visa (e-TV) of a 5-year validity with multiple entries.
  • eVisaElectronic visa holders must arrive via Manas International Airport or Osh Airport or through land crossings with China (at Irkeshtam and Torugart), Kazakhstan (at Ak-jol, Ak-Tilek, Chaldybar, Chon-Kapka), Tajikistan (at Bor-Dobo, Kulundu, Kyzyl-Bel) and Uzbekistan (at Dostuk).
  • eVisaNationals of China who reside orhave been in the Hubei Province or have a passport issued in Hubei Province (China People's Rep.) arenot allowed to transit or enter Malaysia
  • eVisaNational visa may be substituted with a valid visa issued by a Schengen Area member state for visits up to 90 days.
    Holders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
    Chinese citizens can apply for a visa online without a need for an invitation letter.
  • eVisa30 days
  • eVisaOnline Visa eligible.
    Electronic Travel Authorization to obtain a visa on arrival for business purposes.
    Holders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • Papua New Guinea PermalinkShow on Map
    eVisa30 daysHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • eVisa45 days.Holders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • eVisa30 days.Holders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • eVisa30 days

eVisa / On Arrival

For 19 destinations, On-Arrival visa or an electronic visa / auhtorization is available to passport holders of China.

  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysAvailable at airports
    Holders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival14 daysHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days / 8 daysMust have an international vaccination certificate.
    Visa is not required when traveling on duty for up to 90 days.
    Holders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • eVisa or Visa On ArrivalVisas valid for 30 days can be obtained on arrival or online.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrivalup to 90 daysVisa on arrival is obtainable only at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
    eVisa holders must arrive via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
    eVisas are available for 30 or 90 days.
    Visa free for holders of passports for public affairs.
  • eVisa or Visa On ArrivalStarting from 20 December 2017, 90 days visa on arrival can be obtained at Libreville Airport.
    Electronic visa holders must arrive via Libreville International Airport.
    Holders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • Guinea-Bissau PermalinkShow on Map
    eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival3 months
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysVisa on arrival is available at international airports Luangphabang, Pakse, Savannakhet and Vientiane, and at 4 land borders Friendship Bridge,
    eVisa may be used to enter Laos through the following entry points — Wattay International Airport and the First Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge
    Entry points Lalai, Lantui, Meuang mom, Pakxan, and Phoudou are open only to visa holders.
    Visa on arrival is extendable up to 60 days.
    Holders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival28/30 dayseVisa holders must arrive via Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw or Mandalay airports or via land border crossings with Thailand — Tachileik, Myawaddy and Kawthaung or India — Rih Khaw Dar and Tamu.
    eVisa available for both tourism (allowed stay is 28 days) or business (allowed stay is 70 days) purposes.
    Visa on arrival can be issued at Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw or Mandalay airport and is valid for 30 days.
    Residents in bordering provinces can apply for an entry-exit pass that work with their automated border control system to expedite crossing
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysSingle entry tourist card valid for up to 90 days may be obtained online, on arrival at the airport or in any Surinamese representation abroad.
    Multiple entry eVisa is also available.
  • São Tome and Príncipe PermalinkShow on Map
    eVisa or Visa On Arrival15 days.Holders of a visa issued by the United States and the Schengen Area do not require a visa.
    Holders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival3 months
  • eVisa or Visa On ArrivalMay apply online.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival3 months

Pre-arranged Visa Required

101 destinations require a visa obtained at an embassy or consulate prior to arrival from passport holders of China. This requirement may be waived off if Chinese citizens meet certain alternate requirements such as holding other visas or resident permits.

  • Visa RequiredAn introducing letter (from employer/organization/university/etc.) is required.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredChinese citizens with an American Visa B2 or a Schengen Visa will require an electronic travel authorization (AVE) when traveling to Argentina as tourists for a period of up to 90 days.
    As of 1 October 2017 visas are issued with a 10-year validity period.
  • Visa RequiredMay apply online (Online Visitor e600 visa and Online e400 work visa).
    Effective from 20 June 2016, Chinese biometric passport holders use automated passport control SmartGate on arrival to Australia.
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  • Visa RequiredVisa is not required for cruise passengers.
    Holders of a multi-entry visa or Permanent Residency Card issued by Canada and United States, do NOT require a visa to enter Belize as a tourist for a period of up to 30 days.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • Visa RequiredBrazilian authorities announced a plan to abolish visas for Chinese citizens.
  • Visa RequiredNational visa may be substituted with a valid visa issued by a Schengen Area member state.
  • Visa RequiredHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • Visa RequiredHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredNo transit visa is required if transiting through Calgary, Montreal Trudeau (Air Canada Flights only), Toronto Pearson (Terminal 1 only), Vancouver International or Winnipeg Airports to or from the United States within 24 hours of arrival while holding valid US visa and travelling on airlines that take part in China Transit Program. Need to departure through certain Asian airports if travelling to the United States. Need not to be under a removal or deportation order or staying in the United States longer than the authorized time if leaving the United States. eTA is required for transiting US permanent residents.
    Visa is not required for permanent residents of the United States. An eTA is required by permanent residents of US if travelling by air.
  • Central African Republic PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa Required
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredNational visa may be substituted with a visa issued by Canada or the United States which is valid for a minimum of 6 months from the arrival date.
  • Visa RequiredNational visa may be substituted with a visa issued by a Schengen Area member state or the United States which is valid for a minimum of 180 days from the arrival date.
  • Visa RequiredHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • Visa RequiredHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa for stays up to 30 days.
    National visa may be substituted with a visa issued by Canada or the United States.
  • Visa RequiredNational visa may be substituted with a visa issued by a Schengen Area member state.
  • Visa RequiredTourist Card is valid for a maximum stay of 30 days and is obtained in advance.
    Holders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • Visa RequiredHolders of valid double or multiple entry Schengen visa or Bulgarian, Croatian and Romanian, as well as residence permits issued by Schengen Member States or by Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania, are not required to hold a short-stay visa to enter the Republic of Cyprus for a time period that does not exceed 90 days in any 180 day period.
  • Czech Republic PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa Required
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa Required
  • Visa Required
  • Dominican Republic PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa RequiredHolders of a visa issued by Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Romania and any Schengen Area country can obtain a Tourist Card on arrival for a maximum stay of 30 days. United Kingdom residents can obtain a Tourist Card on arrival for a maximum stay of 90 days.
  • Visa RequiredNational visa may be substituted with a valid visa issued by a Schengen Area member state, Canada or the United States.
  • Visa RequiredHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
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  • Visa RequiredHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
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  • Visa RequiredHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • Visa RequiredNational visa may be substituted with a valid visa issued by Canada, the United States, or a Schengen Area member state, or a residence permit of the United Kingdom, Japan, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.
  • Visa Required
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  • Visa RequiredNational visa may be substituted with a valid C visa or visas endorsed with BIVS issued by the United Kingdom until October 2021.
  • Visa RequiredAs of 2017 visas are issued with a 10-year validity period.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredPassengers of approved cruise ships do not require a visa from April 2015.
    Visa application requirements were simplified for Chinese citizens in May 2017.
  • Visa RequiredAs of Jan. 2020, a visa is not required for transit.
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  • Liechtenstein PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa Required
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  • Visa RequiredNational visa may be substituted with a valid visa issued by a Schengen Area member state, the United States, Canada or United Kingdom for stays up to 15 days if the visa is valid for at least five days beyond the period of intended stay in North Macedonia. *Holders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • Visa RequiredHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • Visa Required
  • Marshall Islands PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredNational visa may be substituted with a valid visa issued by Canada, Japan, United Kingdom, United States, or a Schengen Area member state. Also visa is not required for cruise ship passengers.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredPassengers who reside or have been in the Hubei Province in the past 1 month are not allowed to transit or enter Mongolia
  • Visa RequiredNational visa may be substituted with a valid visa issued by a Schengen Area member state, the United Kingdom, Ireland or the United States or permanent residence documents of a Schengen Area member state, the United Kingdom, Ireland or the United States for up to 30 days per stay for tourism and business.
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  • Visa RequiredVisa is not required for Australian permanent residents and holders of Australian resident return visas.
    5 Year visa are issued for partial applicant from 8 May 2017
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • Visa RequiredHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredNational visa may be substituted with a valid visa issued by Australia, Canada, the United States or the United Kingdom for up to 30 days.
    Holders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredNational visa may be substituted with a valid visa issued by the United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom or a Schengen Area member state or permanent residence documents of the United States, Canada, European Union or Australia for up to 180 days per stay for tourism and business.
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  • Visa RequiredNational visa may be substituted with a valid visa issued by a Schengen Area member state if the journey is completed before the expiration of the Schengen visa.
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  • Solomon Islands PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa RequiredPre-arranged visa can be picked up on arrival
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredFrom February 4th, passengers who have been in Hubei Province, China in the past 14 days and Nationals of China who reside or have been in the Hubei Province or have a passport issued in Hubei Province (China People's Rep.) are not allowed to transit or enter South Korea.
    From February 10th, 2020, All Chinese nationals except Hong Kong passport holders and Macao passport holders are required South Korean transit visa.
    Visa is not required for US Green card holders when in transit to/from US and a third country for a stay of 30 days.
  • Visa RequiredHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
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  • Visa RequiredHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
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  • Trinidad and Tobago PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • United Kingdom PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa RequiredVisa not required if holding a valid Irish visa endorsed with BIVS. Entry permitted only if first point of entry to the Common Travel Area is in Ireland.
  • United States of America PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa RequiredChinese citizens who do receive a visa are normally issued "120-month multiple-entry combination B1/B2 visas."
    Ten-year multiple-entry B visa holders must provide updates through the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) every two years.
    Visa not required for Northern Mariana Islands.
  • Visa RequiredNational visa may be substituted with a valid visa issued by the United States, Canada or a European Union member state for stays up to 90 days when arriving via Montevideo airport or Montevideo and Colonia ports.
    Holders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • Visa Required

Entry Refused

Disagreements between China and 5 destinations have imposed restrictions in traveling to China.

  • Equatorial Guinea PermalinkShow on Map
    Entry RefusedFrom January 31st, all passengers from China are not allowed to enter Equatorial Guinea
  • Entry Refused*Due to the 2019-nCoV, Kuwait government stops issuing the travel visas to the ordinary passport holders of Chinese citizens.
  • Entry RefusedChinese tourists may visit Tongnim County without a visa for 2 days.
    Holders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • Entry RefusedHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
    Since 28 January 2019, Singapore has granted a 96-hour visa-free transit facility for Chinese citizens entering Singapore. Passengers in transit can apply for VFTF at check-in counter without charge.
    From February 2nd, passengers who have been in China in the past 14 days and all Chinese citizens are not allowed to transit or enter Singapore, and all visas issued before are no longer vaild.
  • Entry RefusedHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
    Visa collection on arrival can be arranged online through travel agencies and are available at Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Da Nang, Nha Trang and Phu Quoc airports.
    Due to the 2019-nCoV, Vietnamese government stops issuing the travel visa to the normal passport holders of Chinese citizens. The visa policy would be reviewed at mid-February 2020.

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