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Vietnam’s visa policy should be more open to lure international tourists, insiders have said.

E-visa system for 80 countries back online: Foreign ministry

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed on Thursday that the e-visa system, available to citizens of 80 countries, is now in operation again as the country fully reopened to international tourists from March 15, 2022.

Citizens of 12 countries to get Vietnam visa exemption for 3 years

The Vietnamese Government has issued a resolution on visa exemption for citizens of some countries for a period of three years.

Vietnam to resume pre-pandemic visa exemption policies from March 15

Vietnam is slated to resume pre-pandemic bilateral and unilateral visa exemption policies for foreigners when the country fully reopens international tourism on March 15, announced the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang.

Automatic stay extension for foreigners stranded due to COVID-19

The Department of Immigration has issued a notice on automatic stay extension for foreigners stranded due to COVID-19.

Free stay permit waivers extended until September 30

Foreigners who entered Vietnam from March 1 can have their temporary stay permits automatically extended for another month until September 30, the Immigration Department announced on Monday.


Vietnam to issue E-VISA to citizens from 80 countries since July

The Government has issued e-visa to citizens from 80 countries since July 1 this year, according to its latest Resolution No. 79/NQ-CP.

New immigration law looks to attract investment

Vietnam’s new immigration law includes a new type of visa for foreigners who come to Vietnam to conduct activities as part of international agreements Vietnam has signed.

Vietnam ranks 89th on most powerful passport list during COVID-19

Vietnam has fallen one place to 89th on a list compiled by the Haley Passport Index 2019 which details the world’s most powerful passports.

Changes in visas for travel to border or coastal economic areas

The Government has issued Decree No 75/2020/NĐ-CP with detailed regulations on adopting the Law on Entry, Exit, Transit, and Residence of Foreigners in Vietnam, also known as Immigration Law 2019, which aims to attract foreign investment.  

Free visa waivers extended until July 31

Foreigners who entered the country on tourist visas have been given a further grace period – until the end of July.

Vietnam to temporarily suspend visa-waiver program for Belarus, Russia, Japan due to COVID-19

The Vietnamese Government has decided to temporarily suspend unilateral visa exemption policy for citizens from Belarus, Russia and Japan in a bid to contain spread of the novel coronavirus to the Southeast Asian nation.

Vietnam prolongs visa waiver for 13 countries

The government has decided to continue visa exemption for citizens from eight countries until the end of 2022.

Visas options open up for overseas investors

Non-nationals with differing investment scales in Vietnam will be granted different visas in the country, making it more favourable for authorised agencies to apply incentives to certain initiatives.

Visa exemptions set to expire for seven major tourism markets

The number of foreign travellers to Vietnam may fall in 2020 if the country does not extend visa exemption for citizens of many countries, according to tourist officials.

Measures needed to facilitate visa issuance for foreigners

Vietnam's tourism has continuously experienced impressive growth in recent years thanks to many improvements, especially more flexible and clearer visa-related policies.

Vietnam needs to extend further visa exemption policy for tourists

Vietnam should extend visa exemption policies for foreign tourists to encourage more visitors to return.