Visa policy of Vietnam
Visitors to Vietnam must obtain a visa from one of the Vietnamese diplomatic missions or via agency on arrival unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.
Visa policy map
Vietnam allows nationals of 17 countries to enter Vietnam without a visa for varying time periods. In June 2014 it was proposed to extend the visa exemption for tourists from the European Union, the United States, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. In August 2014 Ministry of Tourism proposed to Government to extend the visa exemption for tourists from France, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and India. In September 2014 the proposed list was further shortened to Australia, France, Germany, India and the UK.
Citizens of the following 17 countries do not require a visa to visit Vietnam (allowed length of stay in days is shown in parentheses):
Citizens of Denmark, Finland, Japan, Norway, Russia, South Korea and Sweden are required to hold a passport for valid for at least 6 months on arrival and they also must make 30 day pause between two arrivals.
Visa on arrival
Holders of an approval letter issued and stamped by the Vietnamese Immigration Department can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 1 or 3 months at airports in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City or Da Nang.
- "Visa Information". Timatic. IATA. Retrieved 17 December 2013.
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- Vietnam Visa Exmption List
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- Phu Quoc Specific Decisions
- No visa required for tourists to Phu Quoc Island on short stay
- List of visa-free agreements that Vietnam signed with other countries
- Vietnam visa amendments for 2015