Sanya implements a Visa-free policy for 59 countries, including 40 countries in Europe, 11 in Asia, 4 in South America, 2 in North America and 2 in Oceania! More details can be found in General Informaiton.

Outdoor Activities

2024 IMC has arranged 3 outdoor activities on 26th September for better experience of Sanya. The options are as followed.

Option 1: Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park Sightseeing

Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park is located in the Yalong Bay National Resort in Sanya city of Hainan Province, the unique tropical maritime city in China. Covering an area of 15 square kilometers, this park is not only the first forest park in Sanya city developed according to the specifications for National Forest Park of China, but also the first forest park for coastal mountain ecological tourism and resort. This park is an ideal place for mountaineering expedition, filed training, leisure and sightseeing, fitness holidays, popular science education with folk culture experience. There are two vegetation types in the park: tropical evergreen rain forest and tropical semi-deciduous fores, with rich diversity that includes 133 plants and more than 1500 families. In the park, there are more than 30 mammals, 60 amphibians and reptiles and 100 varieties of birds. Meanwhile, it is also a kingdom of butterflies which has 20 kinds of beautiful butterflies.

Option 2: The Lost Chamber Aquarium and C Show

For thousands of years, people have been searching for the lost city of Atlantis. Discover mysteries of the deep and learn fascinating facts about marine life while you watch 65,000 marine animals swim in the Ambassador Lagoon. Take a behind the scenes tour or dive into the depths with an aquarium experience. These unique aquarium programs allow guests to delve deeper into the fascinating world of these precious animals while gaining insight into how we look after them. We strive to build an enduring connection with marine life and to encourage greater pro-nature conservation behaviors. On the C show, you can enjoy the water acrobatics, 3D water performance, and the Ocean Legend show.

Option 3: Wuzhizhou Island and scuba diving

Wuzhizhou Island is known as Guqizhou in ancient times. It is located 30km away from Sanya downtown and 38 kilometers from Sanya Fenghuang International Airport. The island is 2,500 meters long from east to west and 1,100 meters wide from south to north. The highest cliff in its eastern and southern part is 79.9 meters above the sea level, while its western and northern sections are flat covered with the snowy beach. There are more than 2,000 varieties of plants on the island. The sea area around the island, especially in the south, teems with intact corals. Except for the beautiful tropical landscape, there are a lot of entertainment programs on the island for you to join in. Most of them are water sports, including diving, sea fishing, water skiing, sailing, motor boats, banana ship, sea umbrella and so on. There are more than water sports for you to have a close and exciting experience with the sea.

1. Pre-IMC to be held in Changsha in 23-24 Sept.

Please RSVP by 15 July 2024 to the secretariat at

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2. Click the link below to download visa invitation letter!

Visa Policy in Sanya & Changsha - International Myopia Conference 2024


3. Call for nominations!

As is now a well-established tradition of the International Myopia Conference series, we are calling for nominations for the two memorial lectures. Please send your nominations to  Professor Christine Wildsoet by and Professor Frank Schaeffel by before the end of July.

Click the link to know more: Nominations for Memorial Lectures - International Myopia Conference 2024