Frequent business travellers to China will not be able to secure a multiple-entry visa, until after the Olympic Games.
They are now restricted to single or double-entry visas valid for 30 days. However, multiple-entry visas that have not expired are still valid.
The cost of single and double-entry visas have been reported to have risen. Australians, Canadians and most Europeans now pay HK$500 (US$64) for a single-entry visa and HK$600 (US$77) for a double-entry. Previously, six-month multiple-entry visas for them cost about HK$450 (US$58). British passport holders now pay HK$850 (US$109) for a single-entry visa and HK$1,050 (US$135) for double-entry. Until recently, a six-month multiple-entry visa cost HK$1,080 (US$138). Americans now pay HK$1,180 (US$151) for single and double entries.