High speed Ferry Fuzhou to Taiwan
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Sep 17, 2012 2:14 PM Last Post By: jiejie
Sep 17, 2012 3:35 AM
Have heard that Chinese Nationals can only go there in groups - is this true?
What about other nationalities?
What is the cost and how do you book?
Sep 17, 2012 5:07 AM
1They introduced a new policy last year to allow residents of Xiamen, Beijing, and Shanghai to visit Taiwan independently as tourists. I don't know if that's been expanded to include Fuzhou as well; all other mainland Chinese tourists can only visit on group tours. Most other nationalities can visit Taiwan independantly, and many don't need visas.
I don't know anything about this High Speed Ferry; the old route (which I've personally taken) involved a 2-hour boat ride from Fuzhou to the Matsu islands, and then an overnight ferry to the main island of Taiwan. Total cost was something like 50-60 USD for transport.
Sep 17, 2012 6:47 AM
Sep 17, 2012 2:14 PM
3The Xiamen-Jinmen route (and vice versa) has been available to foreign nationals for a couple of years now. I did it myself last December. You just need to make sure your visas for China (if coming back in) are in order, also for Taiwan if you are a national of a country needing a visa. Great for turning a new entry/duration of stay on one's multiple entry Chinese visa.
Xiamen-Jinmen by ferry + cheap plane Jinmen-Taiwan proper is a time and cost-effective back door route versus Hong Kong.
Anybody who has the opportunity to take this new Fuzhou-Taiwan ferry, please report back on logistics and description of ferry conditions!
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