Visa Requirements for Chinese Citizens

Visa Information for Passport Holders of China

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Visa Not Required

33 destinations allow visa-free entry to Chinese citizens.

Visa On Arrival

A visa can be obtained upon arrival at 22 destinations for passport holders of China.

eVisa

Chinese passport allows entry to 24 destinations with an eVisa obtained prior to arrival.

  • eVisa30 days30 days extendable once.
    Visitors who have been granted an online pre-visa or have requested a pre-visa from an Angolan consulate abroad are issued a visa upon arrival at the country's border crossings.
    Maximum total stay of 90 days within a one-year period.
    Visitors must have a return/onward ticket and a hotel reservation confirmation.
    International Certificate of Vaccination required.
  • eVisaMay 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.
  • eVisa30 daysMust have an international vaccination certificate.
    Holders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • eVisaNational visa may be substituted with a visa or residence permit issued by a Schengen Area member state or the United States which is valid for a minimum of 180 days from the arrival date.
  • 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.
  • eVisaup 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.
  • eVisaStarting 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.
  • eVisa30 daysHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • eVisa90 daysHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • 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).
  • eVisa30 days
  • 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.
  • eVisaHolders of passports for diplomatic, service, public affairs do not require a visa.
    Singapore grants a 96-hour Visa-Free Transit Facility (VFTF)for Chinese citizens (entering Singapore) that possess a valid visa or long-term pass from 8 countries. Passengers must have a valid onward air/ferry/cruise ticket departing Singapore within 96 hours.
  • eVisaeVisa holders must arrive via O. R. Tambo International Airport. Although officially eVisa is available, applicants have reported that no eVisa has yet been granted and, a vignette style visa is typically needed for a journey to South Africa.
  • eVisaObtainable online
    Printed visa authorization must be presented at the time of travel
    Holders 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.
  • eVisaMay apply online.
    Can also be entered on an East Africa Tourist Visa issued by Kenya or Rwanda.
  • eVisa30 daysUkrainian authorities intend to sign reciprocal visa-free agreement with China in the next five years.

eVisa / On Arrival

For 17 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 ArrivalVisas valid for 30 days can be obtained on arrival or online.
  • eVisa or Visa On ArrivalChinese citizens are eligible to apply for eVisas.
    Per IATA, Chinese citizens are eligible to apply for visa on arrival for a maximum stay of one month with a Letter of Guarantee from a local travel agency.
  • 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 Luangphabang, Pakse, Savannakhet and Vientiane international airports, the 4 Thai-Lao Friendship Bridges,
    eVisa may be used to enter Laos through Wattay International Airport and the First Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge.
    The Lalai, Lantui, Meuang mom, Pakxan, and Phoudou border crossings 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 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 ArrivalHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • 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 Arrival15 days (VoA)60 days (eVisa)Beginning 27 September 2021, Chinese citizens visiting Thailand may apply for e-Visa online.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival3 months

Pre-arranged Visa Required

96 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 RequiredElectronic Travel Authorization will only be issued to those who already possess a U.S. or Schengen visa. It must be approved before travel and is valid for tourism purposes.
    As of 1 October 2017, visas are issued with a 10-year validity period.
    Argentinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website states that visa is required for Chinese citizens visiting Argentina.
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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 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 flights operated by 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.
    Visa is not required for permanent residents of the United States.
  • 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 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.
  • Equatorial Guinea PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa Required
  • 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
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredE-visa is no longer available due to military tension between China and India.
  • 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 Required
  • Visa RequiredDue to COVID-19, Kuwait government stops issuing the travel visas to the ordinary passport holders of Chinese citizens.
  • Visa Required
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  • Visa Required
  • Liechtenstein PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa Required
  • Visa Required
  • Visa Required
  • 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 or residence issued by Canada, Chile, Colombia, Japan, Peru, United Kingdom, United States, or a Schengen Area member state. Also visa is not required for cruise ship passengers.
  • Visa Required
  • 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.
  • Visa Required
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  • Visa RequiredMay enter using eGate.
    Holders of an Australian Permanent Resident Visa or Resident Return Visa may be granted a New Zealand Resident Visa on arrival permitting indefinite stay (pursuant to the Trans-Tasman Travel Arrangement), subject to meeting character requirements and obtaining an Electronic Travel Authority prior to departure.
    Transit visa not required for passengers flying to or from Australia and remaining airside for no longer than 24 hours.
  • 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 RequiredChinese tourists may visit Tongnim County without a visa for 2 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 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.
  • Visa RequiredHolders of a visa issued by Australia, Japan, Canada, USA or Schengen area do not require a visa for stay up to 7 days for tourism purpose.
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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.
  • Visa Requirede-Visa (16 days) holders must arrive and departure via 29 checkpoints
    e-Visa is currently suspended.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa Required
  • Solomon Islands PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa RequiredPre-arranged visa can be picked up on arrival
  • Visa RequiredVisa exemption for landside transit tourists holding visa and departing from or proceeding to the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, or 30 certain European countries has been suspended since February 2020 due to COVID-19 outbreak.
    Visa is not required for direct or transit visitors to Jeju Island up to 30 days.
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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.
    Transit visa not required if holding a valid US, Canada, Australia (physical sticker visa required), New Zealand, and Schengen (D visa or residence permit only) visa or permanent residence permit. Need to depart from or fly to these countries and territories if not remaining airside, either directly or via reasonable routes.
  • 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 RequiredHolders 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.
  • Visa Required

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