Hainan to loosen restrictions to promote yachting industry
A draft of amendments which will loosen some of the restrictions on Hainan’s offshore safety management have been submitted for approval.
The new amendments loosen the identity limitations on cruise travel, in the hopes of attracting more passengers and boosting the local cruise economy. People who want to travel out of the island are only required to have their valid I.D. cards or passports.
Under the new amendment, foreign vessels and crew entering the marine areas under the island’s management should not violate the offshore safety management policies. This includes exit and entry without authorized permission, illegal landing on the surrounding islets and activities which cause damage to local marine facilities and the environment.
Aside from this, any vessel which is found to have not gone through the proper procedures required to enter the island will be dealt with at once and will face the full weight of responsibility.
The amendment draft also simplifies the procedure for vessel border visa applications, including those by email, letter, fax or telegraph.