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Hainan, China Travel Information

According to itypeauto, Hainan (Chinese: Hǎinán) is an island in the South China Sea (Asia), part of China. Hainan is China ‘s largest island. The capital of Hainan is Haikou. A number of major cities on Hainan are: Qionghai, Danzhou, Sanya and Wuzhishan.

According to aceinland, Hainan is one of the most popular destinations in China today. Tourists from both China and far beyond come to the island for the beautiful nature, the mountains and especially the sea. Hainan is China’s beach destination par excellence. This is partly due to the always pleasant temperatures and the wide white sandy beaches. In addition, you can practice all kinds of water sports, such as: diving, snorkeling and surfing. Hainan is also known for its cuisine with a wide variety of seafood and tropical fruits. Hainan is mainly visited by Chinese and Russians.

Where is Hainan located?

Travel information of Hainan

Official name: Hainan
Continent: Asia
Area: 33,920 km²
Capital: Haikou
Country code: CN, CHN
Population: 8,671,518 inhabitants (2010)
Form of government: People’s Republic
Highest point: 1,840 m (Wuzhi Mountain)
Distance (Amsterdam – Haikou): 9,271 km
Flight time: approximately 11 hours and 15 minutes

Travel advice
Current status: Attention, safety risks.
Current color code: Yellow.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place on Hainan that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs from Hainan, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer trips and holidays to Hainan. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compile your ideal trip yourself.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Hainan?

Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay on Hainan at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.

Weather and climate
Hainan has a tropical climate with temperatures in the winter of 20 to 25 degrees and in the summer an average of 25 to 30 degrees.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Hainan can be found on our extensive weather page.

Best time
March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December are the best months to travel to Hainan. In these months the temperatures are the most pleasant and you also avoid mass tourism.

Several languages ​​are spoken on Hainan. The most widely spoken language is Hainanhua (a variant of Chinese). In addition, Tai-Kadai and Hmong-Mien languages ​​are spoken on a local scale.
Would you like to translate from or into Chinese for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a valid passport. A visa is required.
If you fly directly to Hainan and arrive at Haikou or Sanya airport, you can get a visa on the spot for 15 days. The same applies if you participate in a group trip or fly via Hong Kong or Macau.
If you are traveling via China, please refer to the China travel documents.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in China: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Dutch consulates in China: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Chinese Embassy and Consulate in the Netherlands: nl.china-embassy.org.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
It is advisable to get one or more vaccinations before visiting Hainan.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit Thuisvaccinatie.nl. You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).

Money and Currency
On Hainan, people pay with the Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in Hainan can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
The prices on Hainan are a lot lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -38% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (65% cheaper), food (14% cheaper), imported beer in catering (37% cheaper), cigarettes (60% cheaper) and public transport (90% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

It is not customary to tip in Hainan. Only in tourist areas is it becoming more and more common to tip. The tip is approximately 10%.

Time difference
During our summer time, it is 6 hours later on Hainan.
During our winter time, it is 7 hours later on Hainan.
Hainan has no difference between winter time and summer time.
The local time, date and time zone for Hainan can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
On Hainan you have to drive on the right.
On Hainan you must have a Chinese driver’s license to rent and/or drive a motor vehicle. You will receive this after taking driving lessons through a local police station and showing a Dutch driving license.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Hainan.

On Hainan you need a travel plug.
More information about common plugs and sockets on Hainan can be found on our electricity page (look under China).

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 110
– Fire: 119
– Ambulance: 120

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Hainan can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Hainan can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Websites from Hainan end in.cn.
Hainan official websites: explorehainan.com and hainan.gov.cn.

The country code (international prefix) to call someone in Hainan is 0086 or +86.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Hainan? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(When using a country code, always omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Company details can be found in the Hainan Yellow Pages.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Hainan.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Hainan.

An overview of all public holidays in China (Hainan) can be found on Beleven.org.

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations on Hainan, supplemented with photos, videos and points of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Hainan?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Hainan. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Hainan can be found on Protected Planet.
Hainan is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Hainan? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. In addition, on this website you will find the laws and regulations regarding the importation of pets and a list of everything that may not be imported and/or exported to Hainan.

Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business in or do business with Hainan, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On PaulSourcing.com you will find a large amount of information about Hainan, including: opportunities, import and export regulations, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant laws and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Hainan.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.2.
– Tobacco: Buying and or smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know that…
…Hainan is the smallest province in China?
…Hainan was known by the Dutch VOC as Aijnam?
…90% of the Hainan population is Buddhist?
…There are many fruit, tea and coffee plantations on Hainan?
…Many wealthy Chinese use the island as a holiday destination?

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