Visa requirements for Chinese citizens are administrative entry restrictions imposed on citizens of China by the authorities of other states.
As of January 2023,[update] Chinese citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 85 countries and territories, ranking the Chinese passport 59th in terms of travel freedom according to the Henley Passport Index.
Before February 2014, Chinese immigration authorities did not generally allow mainland Chinese citizens to board outbound flights without having a valid visa for the destination country, even if the destination country granted a visa on arrival to Chinese passport holders, unless the exit was approved by the Ministry of Public Security. Exceptions were possible if the traveller had a third country's visa and a connecting flight from the initial destination country to the third country. As of 10 June 2017,[update] if the destination is a visa-on-arrival or e-visa issuing country this approval is no longer needed.
Visa requirements for Chinese citizens were lifted by Micronesia on 18 December 1980, the Bahamas on 12 February 2014, Indonesia in 2015, Grenada on 10 June 2015, Ecuador on 1 March 2016, Morocco on 1 June 2016, Tonga on 19 August 2016, Saint Kitts and Nevis on 1 January 2017, Serbia on 15 January 2017, Tunisia on 15 February 2017, Barbados on 1 June 2017, United Arab Emirates on 16 January 2018, Bosnia and Herzegovina on 29 May 2018, British Virgin Islands on 5 July 2018, St Lucia on 18 July 2018, Belarus on 10 August 2018, Qatar on 21 December 2018, Iran on 21 July 2019, Albania on 23 December 2019, Uzbekistan on 1 January 2020, Armenia on 19 January 2020, Oman on 16 December 2020, Suriname on 1 May 2021, Kazakhstan on 8 July 2022, Dominica on September 19, 2022, Zambia on October 1, 2022, and Maldives on February 17, 2023.
Visas on arrival were introduced by Azerbaijan on 1 February 2016, Brunei on 23 May 2016, Ukraine on 1 October 2016, Armenia on 10 November 2016, São Tomé and Príncipe on 5 April 2017, Qatar on 22 June 2017, Gabon on 12 October 2017, Bolivia on 27 December 2017, Rwanda on 1 January 2018, Benin on 15 March 2018, Zimbabwe on 1 July 2018, Myanmar on 1 October 2018, Sierra Leone on 5 July 2019, Saudi Arabia on 28 September 2019, and Iraq on 15 March 2021.
Chinese citizens were made eligible for eVisas by Lesotho on 1 May 2017, Djibouti on 18 February 2018, Oman on 7 May 2018, Uzbekistan on 15 July 2018, Pakistan on 14 March 2019, Saudi Arabia on 28 September 2019, South Africa on February 14, 2022  and Mongolia on April 27, 2022.
The country's passport index has constantly improved in the 00's decade from 42 in 2010 to 85 countries/territories in 2023, doubling its mobility access in 12 years. As shown before, more and more countries are lifting visa restrictions on Mainland China passport holders in recent years and there is a tendency for more countries to keep lifting restrictions as a way to pull the massive tourist market that Mainland Chinese tourists represent.
|Regions||Travel with permits from Mainland China||Travel with Chinese passport from Mainland China or overseas|
|Hong Kong||Permit for Travelling to SARs and endorsement required||Enter and stay for up to 7 days without a permit for those in transit to a country or territory different from the origin. |
For PRC citizens residing overseas, a sticker-style HKSAR entry permit can be issued at the Chinese Embassy to grant its holders multiple entries, staying for up to 30 days per entry.
|Macau||Permit for Travelling to SARs and endorsement required||Two-way Permit not required for those entering Macau in transit to a third country within 7 days.|
|Taiwan||Exit and Entry Permit for Taiwan together with Mainland Residents Travel Permit to Taiwan and valid endorsement required.
Permit on arrival in Kinmen, Matsu and Penghu for 400 NTD.
|Exit and Entry Permit for Taiwan required as PRC passports are not recognized for entry.|
Mainland Residents Travel Permit to Taiwan and valid endorsement required if departing from Mainland China.
If the traveller is departing from the mainland cities of Chongqing, Kunming or Nanchang, Mainland Residents Travel Permit to Taiwan and endorsement are not required if travelling to Taiwan for transit. Exit & Entry Permit is not required when transiting through sterile area of a Taiwanese airport on the same calendar day regardless departing from Mainland China or overseas.
|Country||Visa requirement||Allowed stay||Notes (excluding departure fees)||Reciprocity|
|Albania||Visa not required||90 days||X|
|Andorra||Visa not required||
|Antigua and Barbuda||Visa not required||30 days||X|
|Armenia||Visa not required||90 days||
|Australia||Online Visitor Visa||X|
|Azerbaijan||eVisa / Visa on arrival||30 days||X|
|Bahamas||Visa not required||3 months||√|
|Bahrain||eVisa / Visa on arrival||14 days||
|Bangladesh||Visa on arrival||30 days.||
|Barbados||Visa not required||30 days||√|
|Belarus||Visa not required||30 days||√|
|Bolivia||Visa on arrival||
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Visa not required||90 days||
|Brunei||Visa on arrival||14 days||X|
|Burkina Faso||Visa required||
|Burundi||Visa on arrival||1 month||X|
|Cambodia||eVisa / Visa on arrival||
|Cape Verde||Visa on arrival||30 days||X|
|Central African Republic||Visa required||√|
|Comoros||Visa on arrival||45 days||
|Republic of the Congo||Visa required||
|Democratic Republic of the Congo||eVisa||7 days||√|
|Costa Rica||Visa required||
|Côte d'Ivoire||eVisa||3 months||
|Cuba||Tourist card required||90 days||
|Czech Republic||Visa required||√|
|Dominica||Visa not required||21 days||√|
|Dominican Republic||Visa required||
|Ecuador||Visa not required||90 days||
|Egypt||eVisa / Visa on arrival||
|El Salvador||Visa required||
|Equatorial Guinea||Visa required ||√|
|Ethiopia||eVisa||up to 90 days||
|Fiji||Visa not required||4 months||√|
|Grenada||Visa not required||30 days||
|Guinea-Bissau||Visa on arrival||90 days||X|
|Haiti||Visa not required||3 months||X|
|Indonesia||e-VOA / Visa on arrival||30 days||X|
|Iran||Visa not required||21 days||X|
|Iraq||Visa on arrival||60 days||X|
|Jamaica||Visa not required||30 days||X|
|Jordan||Visa on arrival||30 days||√|
|Kazakhstan||Visa not required||14 days||
|Kenya||eVisa / Visa on arrival||3 months||X|
|North Korea||Visa required||
|South Korea||Visa required||
|Kuwait||Visa required ||
|Laos||eVisa / Visa on arrival||30 days||
|Lebanon||Free visa on arrival||1 month||
|Madagascar||eVisa / Visa on arrival||90 days||X|
|Malawi||eVisa / Visa on arrival||90 days||X|
|Maldives||Visa not required||30 days||√|
|Marshall Islands||Visa required||√|
|Mauritania||Visa on arrival||
|Mauritius||Visa not required||90 days||√|
|Micronesia||Visa not required||30 days||X|
|Morocco||Visa not required||90 days||X|
|Mozambique||eVisa / Visa on arrival||30 days||X|
|Myanmar||eVisa / Visa on arrival||28 days||
|Nepal||Free visa on arrival||
|New Zealand||Visa required||
|North Macedonia||Visa required||
|Oman||Visa not required / eVisa||14 days/ 30 days||* Chinese national are also eligible for single / multiple entry electronic visa valid for 30 days.||X|
|Pakistan||ETA / eVisa||X|
|Palau||Free visa on arrival||30 days||The Chinese government declared Palau as an illegal destination in August 2018||X|
|Papua New Guinea||eVisa||30 days||
|Philippines||Visa required||Holders 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.||√|
|Qatar||Visa not required||30 days||√|
|Russia||Visa not required (conditional)||15 days||
|Rwanda||eVisa / Visa on arrival||X|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||Visa not required||3 months||X|
|Saint Lucia||Visa not required||6 weeks||X|
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||Visa required||√|
|Samoa||Free entry permit on arrival||60 days||X|
|San Marino||Visa not required||90 days.||
|São Tomé and Príncipe||eVisa / Visa on arrival||15 days.||
|Saudi Arabia||eVisa / Visa on arrival||90 days||X|
|Senegal||Visa on arrival||30 days||
|Serbia||Visa not required||30 days||
|Seychelles||Visa not required||3 months||√|
|Sierra Leone||Visa on arrival||
|Singapore||Visa required ||
|Solomon Islands||Visa required||
|Somalia||Visa on arrival||30 days||
|Sri Lanka||ETA / Visa on arrival||
|Suriname||Visa not required||30 days||√|
|Tanzania||eVisa / Visa on arrival||3 months||X|
|Thailand||eVisa / Visa on arrival||60 days / 30 days||X|
|Timor-Leste||Visa on arrival||30 days||
|Togo||Visa on arrival||7 days||
|Tonga||Visa not required||30 days||√|
|Trinidad and Tobago||Visa required||√|
|Tunisia||Visa not required (conditional)||90 days||
|Tuvalu||Visa on arrival||1 month||X|
|United Arab Emirates||Visa not required||30 days||√|
|United Kingdom and Crown dependencies||Visa required||
|United States||Visa required||
|Uzbekistan||Visa not required||10 days||
|Vanuatu||Visa not required||30 days||
|Vatican City||Visa required||√|
|Vietnam||Visa required ||
|Zambia||Visa not required / eVisa||30 days||
|Zimbabwe||eVisa / Visa on arrival||3 months||X|
|Territory||Conditions of access||Notes|
|Artsakh||Visa not required||Travelers with Artsakh visa (expired or valid) or evidence of travel to Artsakh (stamps) will be permanently denied entry to Azerbaijan.|
|Kosovo||Visa required||Visa is not required for holders of a valid travel documents issued by EU Member and Schengen States, United States of America, Canada, Australia and Japan based on the 1951 Convention on Refugee Status or the 1954 Convention on the Status of Stateless Persons, as well as holders of valid travel documents for foreigners (max. 15 days stay) 
|Northern Cyprus||Visa not required|
|Palestine||Visa not required||Arrival by sea to Gaza Strip not allowed.|
|Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic||Undefined visa regime in the Western Sahara controlled territory.|
|Somaliland||Visa on arrival||30 days for 30 US dollars, payable on arrival.|
|South Ossetia||Visa not required|
|Transnistria||Visa not required||Registration required after 24h.|
|Territory||Conditions of access||Notes|
|Faroe Islands||Visa required|
|Clipperton Island||Special permit required|
|French Guiana||Visa required|
|French Polynesia||Conditional visa waiver||15 days, need to travel with specific agencies|
|Guadeloupe||Visa required||Visa not required of cruise ship passengers during the period of the stopover if hold residence permit issued by EU / EEA country, Switzerland, Canada, Japan or USA|
|Saint Barthélemy||Visa required|
|Saint Martin||Visa required|
|New Caledonia||Conditional visa waiver||15 days, need to travel with specific agencies|
|Réunion||Conditional visa waiver||15 days, need to travel with specific agencies|
|Saint Pierre and Miquelon||Visa required|
|Wallis and Futuna||Visa required|
|Aruba||Visa required||Holders of a valid visa issued by a Canada, US or Schengen Member State (‘C’ or ‘D’ visa) do not require a visa for 90 days for each territory.|
|Bonaire||Visa required||Holders of a valid visa issued by a Canada, US or Schengen Member State (‘C’ or ‘D’ visa) do not require a visa for 90 days for each territory.|
|Sint Eustatius||Visa required||Holders of a valid visa issued by a Canada, US or Schengen Member State (‘C’ or ‘D’ visa) do not require a visa for 90 days for each territory.|
|Saba||Visa required||Holders of a valid visa issued by a Canada, US or Schengen Member State (‘C’ or ‘D’ visa) do not require a visa for 90 days for each territory.|
|Curaçao||Visa required||Holders of a valid visa issued by a Canada, US or Schengen Member State (‘C’ or ‘D’ visa) do not require a visa for 90 days for each territory.|
|Sint Maarten||Visa required||Holders of a valid visa issued by a Canada, US or Schengen Member State (‘C’ or ‘D’ visa) do not require a visa for 90 days for each territory.|
|Cook Islands||Visa not required||31 days|
|Niue||Visa not required||30 days|
|Jan Mayen||Permit required||Permit issued by the local police required for staying for less than 24 hours and permit issued by the Norwegian police for staying for more than 24 hours.|
|Svalbard||Visa not required||Unlimited period under Svalbard Treaty.|
|Akrotiri and Dhekelia||Visa required|
|Anguilla||Visa required||Visa not required with a valid visa or residence permit from the United States, Canada or the United Kingdom.|
|Bermuda||Visa required||Holders of a multiple-entry visa issued by Canada, US or the UK is valid for at least 45 days beyond the period of intended stay in Bermuda do not require a visa for three months. Visa free for a maximum stay of three months if transiting through the United Kingdom.|
|British Indian Ocean Territory||Special permit required|
|British Virgin Islands||Visa not required||6 months for business and tourism purposes|
|Cayman Islands||Visa required||Visa free for cruise ship passengers leaving on the day of arrival. Visa not required for 30 days for holders of a valid multiple-entry visa for the US, UK and/or Canada.|
|Falkland Islands||Visa required|
|Gibraltar||Visa required||Holders of a valid visa issued by the United Kingdom do not require a visa. |
Visa not required if holding a Schengen multiple entry visa with a minimum remaining validity of 7 days or visiting on a day trip as part of an organised tour arranged through a Gibraltar-based tour operator.
|Pitcairn Islands||Visa not required||14 days visa free and landing fee US$35 or tax of US$5 if not going ashore.|
|Ascension Island||Admission refused||From May 2015 Ascension Island Government does not issue entry visas including eVisas to nationals of China.|
|Tristan da Cunha||Permission required||Permission to land required for 15/30 pounds sterling (yacht/ship passenger) for Tristan da Cunha Island or 20 pounds sterling for Gough Island, Inaccessible Island or Nightingale Islands.|
|South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands||Permit required||Pre-arrival permit from the Commissioner required (72 hours/1 month for 110/160 pounds sterling).|
|Turks and Caicos Islands||Visa not required||90 days|
|American Samoa||Entry permit required|
|Northern Mariana Islands||Visa not required||14 days|
|Puerto Rico||Visa required|
|U.S. Virgin Islands||Visa required|
|Antarctica and adjacent islands|
|Special permits required for Bouvet Island, British Antarctic Territory, French Southern and Antarctic Lands, Argentine Antarctica, Australian Antarctic Territory, Chilean Antarctic Territory, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Peter I Island, Queen Maud Land, Ross Dependency.|
Holders of Chinese diplomatic or service passports have visa-free access to additional countries.
|Type of passport||Visa-free access|
|Diplomatic passports only||Côte d'Ivoire, Iraq, Ireland, Schengen Area (unless mentioned separately below), Uruguay, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan|
|Diplomatic and service passports||Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guyana, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Mali, Mexico, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe|
Holders of an APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) travelling on business do not require a visa to the following countries:
1 – up to 90 days
2 – up to 60 days
3 – up to 59 days
The card must be used in conjunction with a passport and has the following advantages:
In addition to passports, Exit and Entry Permit were issued to citizens of the People's Republic of China for visiting certain land neighboring countries for trade, tourism purposes without a passport, and visa to the country of visiting and vice versa under the bilateral agreements. Such permit is issued by the police stations in the related the boder administrative divisions. By far, travelers from the administrative divisions that share borders with North Korea, Mongolia, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, India and Nepal could apply for the Exit-Entry Permit for crossing borders.
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Many countries require a minimum number of blank pages to be available in the passport being presented, typically one or two pages. Endorsement pages, which often appear after the visa pages, are not counted as being valid or available.
Main articles: Vaccination requirements for international travel, International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis, and Vaccine passports during the COVID-19 pandemic
Many African countries, including Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo, South Sudan, Uganda, and Zambia, require all incoming passengers older than nine months to one year to have a current International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis, as does the South American territory of French Guiana.
Some other countries require vaccination only if the passenger is coming from an infected area or has visited one recently or has transited for 12 hours in those countries: Algeria, Botswana, Cabo Verde, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Lesotho, Libya, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tunisia, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
An increasing number of countries have been imposing additional COVID-19 related health restrictions such as quarantine measures and testing requirements. Many countries increasingly consider the vaccination status of travellers with regard to quarantine requirements or when deciding to allow them entry at all.
Very few countries, such as Paraguay, just require a valid passport on arrival.
However many countries and groupings now require only an identity card - especially from their neighbours. Other countries may have special bilateral arrangements that depart from the generality of their passport validity length policies to shorten the period of passport validity required for each other's citizens or even accept passports that have already expired (but not been cancelled).
Some countries, such as Japan, Ireland and the United Kingdom, require a passport valid throughout the period of the intended stay.
In the absence of specific bilateral agreements, countries requiring passports to be valid for at least 6 more months on arrival include Afghanistan, Algeria, Anguilla, Bahrain, Bhutan, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Curaçao, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Gabon, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Laos, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Peru. Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tokelau, Tonga, Turkey, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Vanuatu, Venezuela, and Vietnam.
Countries requiring passports valid for at least 4 months on arrival include Micronesia and Zambia.
Countries requiring passports with a validity of at least 3 months beyond the date of intended departure include Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Honduras, Montenegro, Nauru, Moldova and New Zealand. Similarly, the EEA countries of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, all European Union countries (except the Republic of Ireland) together with Switzerland also require 3 months validity beyond the date of the bearer's intended departure unless the bearer is an EEA or Swiss national.
Countries requiring passports valid for at least 3 months on arrival include Albania, North Macedonia, Panama, and Senegal.
Bermuda requires passports to be valid for at least 45 days upon entry.
Countries that require a passport validity of at least one month beyond the date of intended departure include Eritrea, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Macau, the Maldives and South Africa.
Some countries, including Australia, Canada, Fiji, New Zealand and the United States, routinely deny entry to non-citizens who have a criminal record while others impose restrictions depending on the type of conviction and the length of the sentence.
The government of a country can declare a diplomat persona non grata, banning entry into that country. In non-diplomatic use, the authorities of a country may also declare a foreigner persona non grata permanently or temporarily, usually because of unlawful activity.
For example, Azerbaijan bans visits by foreign citizens that have previously entered Azerbaijan through non-Azerbaijani controlled borders. This includes the illegal entry into the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh (the de facto independent Republic of Artsakh), its surrounding Armenian-occupied territories, and the Azerbaijani exclaves of Karki, Yuxarı Əskipara, Barxudarlı, and Sofulu which are de jure part of Azerbaijan but under the control of Armenia. Foreign citizens who enter these territories will be permanently banned from entering the Republic of Azerbaijan and will be included in their "list of personae non gratae". As of 2 September 2019,[update] the list mentioned 852 people.
Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Syria, and Yemen do not allow entry to people with passport stamps from Israel or whose passports have either a used or an unused Israeli visa, or where there is evidence of previous travel to Israel such as entry or exit stamps from neighbouring border posts in transit countries such as Jordan and Egypt.
To circumvent this Arab League boycott of Israel, the Israeli immigration services have now mostly ceased to stamp foreign nationals' passports on either entry to or exit from Israel (unless the entry is for some work-related purposes). Since 15 January 2013, Israel no longer stamps foreign passports at Ben Gurion Airport. Passports are still (as of 22 June 2017[update]) stamped at Erez when passing into and out of Gaza.
Iran refuses admission to holders of passports containing an Israeli visa or stamp that is less than 12 months old.
See also: Countries applying biometrics
Several countries mandate that all travellers, or all foreign travellers, be fingerprinted on arrival and will refuse admission to or even arrest travellers who refuse to comply. In some countries, such as the United States, this may apply even to transit passengers who merely wish to quickly change planes rather than go landside.
Fingerprinting countries include Afghanistan, Argentina, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, India, Japan, Kenya (both fingerprints and a photo are taken), Malaysia upon entry and departure, Mongolia, Paraguay, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Uganda, the United Arab Emirates and the United States.
Many countries also require a photo be taken of people entering the country. The United States, which does not fully implement exit control formalities at its land frontiers (although long mandated by domestic legislation), intends to implement facial recognition for passengers departing from international airports to identify people who overstay their visa.
Together with fingerprint and face recognition, iris scanning is one of three biometric identification technologies internationally standardised since 2006 by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for use in e-passports and the United Arab Emirates conducts iris scanning on visitors who need to apply for a visa. The United States Department of Homeland Security has announced plans to greatly increase the biometric data it collects at US borders. In 2018, Singapore began trials of iris scanning at three land and maritime immigration checkpoints.
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These are the numbers of mainland Chinese visitors to various countries or territories:
|Country / Region||Number of Visitors||Year|
|Destination||Number of visitors||Year|
|Antigua and Barbuda||739||2017|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||31,776||2017|
|Cayman Islands[note 2]||250||2017|
|Czech Republic[note 1]||491,648||2017|
|Hong Kong Special Administrative Region||44,445,259||2017|
|Macao Special Administrative Region||22,196,203||2017|
|North Macedonia[note 1]||6,565||2016|
|Northern Mariana Islands||229,389||2017|
|Papua New Guinea||12,937||2016|
|Serbia[note 3][note 1]||144,961||2019|
|Sri Lanka[note 5]||268,952||2017|
|United Arab Emirates||764,000||2017|
|United States[note 7]||3,383,133||2017|
Australian citizens and permanent residents can visit, work and live in New Zealand. You do not need a visa before you travel to New Zealand.
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African countries that requires (sic) Yellow Fever vaccination certificate: Countries that require vaccination for all travellers older that 9 months or 1 year: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameron, Central African Republic, Congo, Côte d'lvoire, DRC, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Niger, Togo.
African countries that requires Yellow Fever vaccination certificate: Countries that requires (sic) vaccination for travellers from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission or transit for 12 hours in those countries: Algeria, Botswana, Cabo Verde, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Lesotho, Libya, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tunisia, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Only travellers already vaccinated and those registered to receive COVID-19 shots in Palau will be allowed to take part in the travel bubble with Taiwan, the Pacific island nation announced Tuesday (Aug. 17).
Countries whose citizens are allowed to enter Turkey with their expired passports: 1. Germany – Passports expired within the last year / ID's expired within the last year, 2. Belgium - Passports expired within the last 5 years, 3. France - Passports expired within the last 5 years, 4. Spain - Passports expired within the last 5 years, 5. Switzerland - Passports expired within the last 5 years, 6. Luxemburg - Passports expired within the last 5 years, 7. Portugal - Passports expired within the last 5 years, 8. Bulgaria – Valid ordinary passport
15. How long does my passport need to be valid in order to enter Japan? Japan does not have any regulations relating to passport validity, so long as your passport will be valid until after you leave Japan.
You're not from an EEA country: you must have a valid passport to enter the UK. It should be valid for the whole of your stay.
Travellers heading west from the UK to New Zealand may soon be able to avoid the onerous requirement to clear US border control during the refuelling stop at Los Angeles airport (LAX). Unlike almost every other country in the world, the US insists on a full immigration check even for passengers who simply intend to re-board their plane to continue onwards to a foreign destination. Air New Zealand, which flies daily from Heathrow via Los Angeles to Auckland, says there are currently "strict requirements for travellers" in transit at LAX. Through passengers to Auckland on flight NZ1 or Heathrow on NZ2 must apply in advance for an ESTA (online visa) even though they have no intention of staying in the US. They also have to undergo screening by the Transportation Security Administration.
Effective April 27, 2018, border control authorities at all of China's ports of entry, including its airports, will start collecting the fingerprints of all foreign visitors aged between 14 and 70. Diplomatic passport holders and beneficiaries of reciprocal agreements are exempted..
Will visitors still have their digital photo and fingerprints taken at the immigration desk on arrival? Yes, the need to have photos and fingerprints taken upon arrival is to authenticate that the person who applied for the Visa is the same person at the port of entry
While a requirement for a biometric entry-exit system has been in law for over a decade, it is not yet a reality. Many reasons for the long gestating development have been documented in BPC's 2014 report Entry-Exit System: Progress, Challenges, and Outlook, including the technological, operational, and cost challenges of creating exit systems and infrastructure where none exist today. However, many critics, especially in Congress, simply accused the Department of Homeland security of dragging its feet... the major operational, logistical, and technical challenge in implementing exit capability at our ports has been the land borders. Unlike airports and seaports, the land border environment is not physically controlled, there is no means to get advance information on who is arriving, and the sheer volume of travel—both vehicular and pedestrian—creates challenges in any system to not further exacerbate delays. While biometric exit for land vehicular traffic is still in the "what if" stage, CBP is moving ahead and piloting systems and technology to use with the large population of pedestrian crossers at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Long demanded by lawmakers in Congress, it is considered a critical step to developing a coherent program to curb illegal immigration, as historically about 30 percent to 40 percent of illegal immigrants in the United States arrived on tourist visas or other legal means and then never left, according to estimates by Homeland Security officials.
Efforts to determine whether visitors actually leave have faltered. Departure monitoring would help officials hunt for foreigners who have not left, if necessary. Domestic security officials say, however, it would be too expensive to conduct fingerprint or facial recognition scans for land departures.
The breach of privacy is probably the biggest threat to the biometric technique of iris recognition. Secondly, a device error can false reject or false accept the identity which can also have some heinous consequences. Lastly, the method isn't the most cost-effective one. It is complex and therefore expensive. Furthermore, the maintenance of devices and data can also be relatively burdensome. However, thanks to the oil money and spending ability of Dubai, they are economically equipped to effectively embrace this system.
Unlike with documents, it's very hard for a traveler to present a forged copy of a fingerprint or iris. That's why the U.S. Department of Homeland Security plans to vastly expand the amount of biometric data it collects at the borders. According to Passcode, a new program will ramp up a process to scan fingers and eyes in order to stop people entering and exiting the country on someone else's passport.
Singapore has started scanning travellers' eyes at some of its border checkpoints, its immigration authority said on Monday, in a trial of expensive technology that could one day replace fingerprint verification.
The iris technology could potentially scan irises covertly, as opposed to the scanning of thumbprints which necessitates active participation.
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