Foreign yachts will be able to visit the port of Sanya and other ports of Hainan Island, China from July 16, 2019 to January 15, 2020

Since Hainan Island is the first province in China, which has a policy of temporarily opening inland waters for foreign yachts in China, from July 16, 2019 to January 15, 2020, Hainan Province will open the waters of the ports of eight coastal areas of Hainan Island, including Sanya, Boao and Nanshan for the temporary entry and exit of foreign yachts, subject to compliance by the crew members of the yachts of the laws and regulations of China on temporary entry into ports and exit from Chinese ports.


This decision of the Chinese authorities will make it possible to significantly more intensively develop the tourist infrastructure of Hainan Island in the coastal cities, will give new jobs, will serve the development of Hainan Island.


 The preferential treatment of Hainan Island will be extended to yachts under the flags of foreign countries with a total number of people on board no more than 18 people, of which no more than 12 are passengers.


Since 2019, due to the openness of the ports of Hainan Island, the global development of yacht infrastructure will begin, primarily gas stations, berths and landing stages, maintaining the fairway in good condition, developing standards for yacht clubs and yacht tourism, making changes to the rules for passing lock structures, creating training centers, providing security and more.


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