Press Release

Foreigners’ trips to, out of China up 11% in 2018

  • Jan 08, 2019
  • State Council

BEIJING — The number of trips made by foreigners to and out of China crossed the mark of 90 million for the first time, reaching 95.32 million in 2018, up 11.6 percent from 2017, figures from the National Immigration Administration have shown.

The top 10 countries in terms of the number of trips made by their nationals to China in 2018 were Myanmar, Vietnam, Republic of Korea, Japan, the United States, Russia, Mongolia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore, according to the data.

A total of 101,000 foreigners visited China under the 72-hour or 144-hour visa-free transit policies, up 23.9 percent from the previous year.

The number of exits and entries across the border made by Chinese citizens increased for the 15th consecutive year in 2018 when it rose 12 percent year-on-year to reach 560 million, the figures showed.