China to further ease visa policies in Hainan

Source: Xinhua| 2019-07-03 18:03:06|Editor: Xiang Bo
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Russian tourists arrive at an immigration inspection checkpoint at Fenghuang International Airport in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province, June 1, 2018. (Xinhua)

BEIJING, July 3 (Xinhua) -- In addition to the existing visa-free policy covering tourists from 59 countries, greater efforts will be made to ease visa policies for foreigners travelling to and working in south China's island province of Hainan, the Ministry of Public Security announced Wednesday.

The move aims to support the construction of the Hainan pilot free trade zone and a free trade port with Chinese characteristics, according to an MPS press conference.

It is among a series of preferential policies and measures focusing on three industrial types --high technologies, tourism and modern services -- to be introduced for Hainan, according to ministry officials.

The MPS on Wednesday also unveiled measures to facilitate people from overseas to drive vehicles in Hainan.