Hainan Offshore Duty-free Policy
Date of implementation of the Hainan Offershore Duty-free Policy
The Hainan offshore duty-free policy was launched in April 2011.
Offershore duty-free stores in Hainan
Currently there are two offshore duty free enterprises in Hainan – China Duty-free Group’s (CDFG) extraordinarily ambitious Haitang Bay Sanya International Duty-free Shopping Complex and the HNA Group-backed HNDF Haikou Meilan International Airport Duty-free Shop.
The offshore duty-free policy applies to domestic and foreign visitors including residents of Hainan province, who are at least 16 years old or above, and boarding flights, trains, or ships to leave Hainan Island.
Offshore tourists must meet these following conditions to enjoy duty-free shopping:
(a) Tourists must show proper identification, including a purchased travel ticket and eligible ID cards, domestic passengers holding an identity card (or passengers from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan holding required travel documents), or an overseas passenger holding a valid passport.
(b) The eligible tourist must abide by limits on values, quantities, number of visits and categories when shopping in the designated duty-free store.
(c) The eligible tourist must take delivery of the duty-free goods by providing a valid identity card, shipping documents and boarding pass at the designated place of delivery within the quarantine zone of the airport, the railway station, or the cruise terminal, and the goods must be carried by the passengers themselves when leaving the island by air or by train.
(d) The eligible tourist shopping in-store can also pick up their purchases onsite by showing eligible ID cards, domestic passengers holding an identity card (or passengers from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan holding required travel documents), or an overseas passenger holding a valid passport and will be required to pay a certain deposit for their purchases. The deposit will be refunded after get verification at the offshore duty-free counters at the airport, the railway station, or the cruise terminal when leaving the island.
(f) The eligible tourist can also order online and pick up their purchases at the Haikou Meilan International Airport, the Sanya Phoenix International Airport or the Haikou Railway Station.
Category of duty-free products
The duty-free products cover the following categories: jewelry, crafts, watches, perfume, cosmetics, glasses (including sunglasses), silk towels, ties, woolens, cotton textiles, clothing accessories, shoes and caps, leather belts, bags, small leather items, candy and sweets, and sports supplies.
Amount and number of times for the offshore duty-free shopping
Visitors can make duty-free purchases of up to RMB 30,000 yuan a year, with no limits on shopping times.
Sanya Haitang Bay International Duty-free Complex 三亚海棠湾免税购物中心
Store Address: 118, Haitang North Road, Haitang Bay, Sanya City, Hainan Province海南省三亚市海棠湾海棠北路118号
Haikou Meilan International Airport Duty Free Shop 海口美兰机场免税店
Store Address: Departure Hall and Arrival Hall in the Domestic Terminal of Meilan International Airport, Haikou City, Hainan Province 海南省海口市海口美兰国际机场国内航站楼F2