China visa exemption & requirements

As of 2020, regular passport holders from 19 countries visiting China for tourism purposes including Armenia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Ecuador, Fiji and Grenada Do Not require a visa and will be granted permission for short-term stay on arrival.
China Visa Required Visa Not Required E-visa Visa On Arrival

Asia

Nationals from 5 countries in Asia are exempt from China visa, while those from 26 other countrie(s) will require a valid entry visa.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Afghanistan Visa required No No
Armenia Visa not required 90 days No No
Azerbaijan Visa required No No
Bangladesh Visa required No No
Bhutan Visa required No No
Brunei Visa not required 15 days No No
Cambodia Visa required No No
Timor-Leste Visa required No No
Georgia Visa required No No
India Visa required No No
Indonesia Visa required No No
Japan Visa not required 15 days No No
Kazakhstan Visa required No No
Kyrgyzstan Visa required No No
Laos Visa required No No
Malaysia Visa required No No
Maldives Visa required No No
Mongolia Visa not required 30 days No No
Myanmar Visa required No No
Nepal Visa required No No
North Korea Visa required No No
Pakistan Visa required No No
Philippines Visa required No No
Singapore Visa not required 15 days No No
South Korea Visa required No No
Sri Lanka Visa required No No
Tajikistan Visa required No No
Thailand Visa required No No
Turkmenistan Visa required No No
Uzbekistan Visa required No No
Vietnam Visa required No No

Europe

Nationals from 4 countries in Europe are exempt from China visa, while those from 42 other countrie(s) will require a valid entry visa.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Albania Visa required No No
Andorra Visa required No No
Austria Visa required No No
Belarus Visa not required 30 days No No
Belgium Visa required No No
Bosnia and Herzegovina Visa not required 90 days No No
Bulgaria Visa required No No
Croatia Visa required No No
Cyprus Visa required No No
Czech Republic Visa required No No
Denmark Visa required No No
Estonia Visa required No No
Finland Visa required No No
France Visa required No No
Germany Visa required No No
Greece Visa required No No
Hungary Visa required No No
Iceland Visa required No No
Ireland Visa required No No
Italy Visa required No No
Latvia Visa required No No
Liechtenstein Visa required No No
Lithuania Visa required No No
Luxembourg Visa required No No
North Macedonia Visa required No No
Malta Visa required No No
Moldova Visa required No No
Monaco Visa required No No
Montenegro Visa required No No
Netherlands Visa required No No
Norway Visa required No No
Poland Visa required No No
Portugal Visa required No No
Romania Visa required No No
Russia Visa required No No
San Marino Visa not required 90 days No No
Serbia Visa not required 30 days No No
Slovakia Visa required No No
Slovenia Visa required N/A No No
Spain Visa required No No
Sweden Visa required No No
Switzerland Visa required No No
Turkey Visa required No No
Ukraine Visa required No No
United Kingdom Visa required No No
Kosovo Visa required N/A No No

Africa

Nationals from 2 countries in Africa are exempt from China visa, while those from 52 other countrie(s) will require a valid entry visa.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Algeria Visa required No No
Angola Visa required No No
Benin Visa required No No
Botswana Visa required No No
Burkina Faso Visa required No No
Burundi Visa required No No
Cameroon Visa required No No
Cape Verde Visa required No No
Central African Republic Visa required No No
Chad Visa required No No
Comoros Visa required No No
Democratic Republic of the Congo Visa required No No
Djibouti Visa required No No
Egypt Visa required No No
Equatorial Guinea Visa required No No
Eritrea Visa required No No
Ethiopia Visa required No No
Gabon Visa required No No
Gambia Visa required No No
Ghana Visa required No No
Guinea Visa required No No
Côte d'Ivoire Visa required No No
Kenya Visa required No No
Lesotho Visa required No No
Liberia Visa required No No
Libya Visa required No No
Madagascar Visa required No No
Malawi Visa required No No
Mali Visa required No No
Mauritania Visa required No No
Mauritius Visa not required 60 days No No
Morocco Visa required No No
Mozambique Visa required No No
Namibia Visa required No No
Niger Visa required No No
Nigeria Visa required No No
Rwanda Visa required No No
São Tomé and Príncipe Visa required N/A No No
Senegal Visa required No No
Seychelles Visa not required 30 days No No
Sierra Leone Visa required No No
Somalia Visa required No No
South Africa Visa required No No
Sudan Visa required No No
Eswatini Visa required No No
Tanzania Visa required No No
Togo Visa required No No
Tunisia Visa required No No
Uganda Visa required No No
Zambia Visa required No No
Zimbabwe Visa required No No
Republic of the Congo Visa required No No
Guinea-Bissau Visa required No No
South Sudan Visa required No No

Central America and Caribbean

Nationals from 3 countries in Central America and Caribbean are exempt from China visa, while those from 17 other countrie(s) will require a valid entry visa.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Antigua and Barbuda Visa required No No
Bahamas Visa not required 30 days No No
Barbados Visa not required 30 days No No
Belize Visa required No No
Costa Rica Visa required No No
Cuba Visa required No No
Dominica Visa required No No
Dominican Republic Visa required No No
El Salvador Visa required No No
Grenada Visa not required 30 days No No
Guatemala Visa required No No
Haiti Visa required No No
Honduras Visa required No No
Jamaica Visa required No No
Nicaragua Visa required No No
Panama Visa required No No
Saint Kitts and Nevis Visa required No No
Saint Lucia Visa required No No
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Visa required No No
Trinidad and Tobago Visa required No No

South America

Only citizens from Ecuador do not need visas, while nationals from 11 other countrie(s) in South America are required to obtain a valid visa to enter China.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Argentina Visa required No No
Bolivia Visa required No No
Brazil Visa required No No
Chile Visa required No No
Colombia Visa required No No
Ecuador Visa not required 30 days No No
Guyana Visa required No No
Paraguay Visa required No No
Peru Visa required No No
Suriname Visa required No No
Uruguay Visa required No No
Venezuela Visa required No No

Oceania

Nationals from 2 countries in Oceania are exempt from China visa, while those from 12 other countrie(s) will require a valid entry visa.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Australia Visa required No No
Fiji Visa not required 30 days No No
Kiribati Visa required No No
Marshall Islands Visa required No No
Micronesia Visa required No No
Nauru Visa required No No
New Zealand Visa required No No
Palau Visa required No No
Papua New Guinea Visa required No No
Samoa Visa required No No
Solomon Islands Visa required No No
Tonga Visa not required 30 days No No
Tuvalu Visa required No No
Vanuatu Visa required No No

Middle East

Nationals from 2 countries in Middle East are exempt from China visa, while those from 11 other countrie(s) will require a valid entry visa.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Bahrain Visa required No No
Iran Visa required No No
Iraq Visa required No No
Israel Visa required No No
Jordan Visa required No No
Kuwait Visa required No No
Lebanon Visa required No No
Oman Visa required No No
Qatar Visa not required 30 days No No
Saudi Arabia Visa required No No
Syria Visa required No No
United Arab Emirates Visa not required 30 days No No
Yemen Visa required No No

North America

Nationals from all countries in North America will need visas to travel to China as tourists.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Canada Visa required No No
Mexico Visa required No No
United States Visa required No No

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