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Entry to Hong Kong, Macau and Other Special Regions

Please note that Hong Kong and Macau, as two Special Administration Regions of China, have their own separate entry & exit regulations.

A foreign tourist traveling from mainland China to Hong Kong or Macau regions is required to apply for a Hong Kong or Macau visa. A visa to mainland China is also required when visitor traveling from Hong Kong or Macau to mainland China. For example, if you were traveling to Shanghai on May 1st (of course, now you have your Chinese single-entry tourist visa with you) and left for Hong Kong on May 3rd. After an overnight stay in Hong Kong, you were planning to visit Guangzhou in Guangdong Province on May 5th; you are required again to apply for another Chinese Tourist Visa. The best way to avoid this is to apply for a double-entry or multi-entry visa prior to leaving your country, which allows a traveler to enter China twice or multiple times during the specified visa period.

Things are the same for Macau.


Any travelers taking a group tour from Hong Kong or Macau to entering into the following Chinese mainland cities: Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen, Zhaoqing, Huizhou for a period of less than 6 days are exempt from entry visas.

Foreigners who want to visit Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Xiamen and other Special Economic Zones in China may apply directly to visa authorities in these zones for tourist visas. However, we do suggest travelers who need a visa for visit (or purposes other than a visit) should obtain the appropriate visa before traveling to China.

Passport holders of foreign countries (including those of Taiwan, Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR regions in China) who want to visit Tibet need Alien's Travel Permits issued by the Tourist Administration Bureau of Tibetan Autonomous Regions as well as a valid passport and a visa. The Chinese government allows only group touring in Tibet region and individual travelers are also required to travel under a group control in that region. Therefore, you can only obtain an Alien's Travel Permit through a travel agency. For details, please visit our Tibet Tour.

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  • ReplyJean
    2018/1/7 5:10:00

    Hi im a pilipino,planning to have tour in hongkong then planning to tour again ifrom hongkong to china.,do i ned tourist visa to enter chinaand can i spply in hongkong?

  • ReplyMichelle
    2018/1/3 18:18:00

    Hi, Im a Philippine passport holder. Can i enter Macau and stay a day or 2 before going to HK and exit there at the same time?

  • ReplyMasum
    2018/1/2 2:52:00

    I hold Bangladeshi passport and i m planning to visit China end of next April 2018. i would like to book return ticket Dhaka to Gaunzu to Dhaka. and want to stay 1 night at Hong Kong & 1 night at Macau after that back to Guanzu, should i need double entry Chinese visa?

  • ReplyRowel G. Dela Cruz
    2017/7/6 20:39:00

    Hi good morning! I am Rowel from the Philippines with passport. I have Auntie working in Macau as DH. Does she allowed to invite me for a tour? What are the needed documents to prepare for? I am planning for a Macau trip for one week. Thanks!

    • William :2017/8/7 18:20:00

      She can invite you. You just need to provide an invitation letter from your auntie, your passport, the return ticket and enough travel fees.

    • Jes :2017/12/12 3:29:00

      Hi. I am going to HK next month but my return ticket to ph is more than 14days. Will immigration allow me? We will go to Macau for a day or two.

  • Replyyaoke
    2017/12/12 6:21:00

    Hello. Your answer will be a very big help. Im from Philippines. I will be travelling to Hongkong next month but my return ticket is more than 14days after day of arrival. I will be travelling to Macau in a day or two. I also have a letter coming from my cousin (she's living there). On the letter, she stated that she invites and we will go to Macau. Would that be a problem?

  • ReplyNahid Khan
    2017/12/10 23:13:00

    Hi, I am Bangladeshi passport holder living in China with work residence permit. now i want to visit Macau so, what is the visa procedure and from where can i apply?

  • ReplyAlexander Diez
    2017/12/1 5:58:00

    Hi, my nephew (15 yts old) will be performing in Macau and I work as expat in HK, will it be ok if i accompany him just for a day tour in Hongkong? Thanks.

  • ReplyBorj
    2017/11/20 21:14:00

    Hi' Im from Philippines, we are planning to have a vacation in macau with my wife. Do we need an invitation for us to go to macau?

  • ReplyRonz leonor
    2017/10/11 19:48:00

    Hi! I have philippine passport. I will be travelling to hongkong for a convention on november. I plan to have a day tour in macau , then go back to hongkong . Do i need a visa to visit macau from hongkong? Thanks

    • Dora :2017/11/19 22:10:00

      You don’t need a visa for Macau because Philippines passport holders can enjoy free entry to Macau for a stay of not more than 30 days.

  • ReplyAbegael
    2017/10/11 4:39:00

    Im working hongkong and Ive been in macau last 12 days and i ddnt finish my one month visa then i plan to come back nxt week i want to know if the immigration give me a one month visa again?thanks

    • Sherlock :2017/11/19 22:03:00

      It is possible for you to get another one-month visa.