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Ba Ria – Vung Tau proposes visa exemption for travelers from key markets

Ba Ria - Vung Tau has proposed exempting visas for international visitors from key markets and abolishing regulations regarding travel COVID-19 insurance, in an effort to attract more foreign visitors to Vietnam and the locality in particular.

Travel firms fear visa policy may leave Vietnam tourism lagging behind

Complicated procedures for visas to Vietnam are disappointing many foreign tourists, resulting in travelers deciding to choose other regional destinations.

VN should allow visa exemption to all European countries: EuroCham

Expand the list of visa-exempt countries to all EU countries and extend the visa exemption period from 15 to 30 days are among recommendations outlined in the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam’s 2023 Whitebook.

Visa policy change needed to further attract foreign visitors: tourism authority

A key for Vietnam to attract more foreign tourists at this time is to change its visa policy, said Chris Farewell, a member of the Tourism Advisory Board (TAB).

Ministry takes note of visa problems faced by foreigners

The Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has taken note of problems and difficulties faced by foreigners when applying for visas to enter Vietnam, said deputy spokeswoman Pham Thu Hang on December 15.

Obstacles in visa exemption policy must be removed to lure more int'l visitors

Since the beginning of the year, Vietnam has welcomed over 2.2 million international visitors, with Ho Chi Minh City alone welcoming more than 2 million foreign visitors.

Lengthy visa process a setback for FDI firms

The visa process does not always go smoothly. Sometimes, it moves so slowly that some specialists cannot enter Vietnam on schedule, leading to production disruptions.

Korea resumes granting visas to Vietnamese tourists

The Republic Korea (RoK)’s Ministry of Justice announced on May 19 the issuance of tourist visas for international travelers, including Vietnamese visitors.

Detailed entry requirements for international visitors to Vietnam

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has issued Document No. 829/PA-BVHTTDL on its plan to reopen the tourism sector in the new normal.

Vietnamese Gov’t wants visa waiver for int’l tourists reinstated

The prime minister has urged the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to reinstate the visa waiver for international travelers to revive the pandemic-battered tourism sector when tourism services for local and foreign visitors are fully reopened on March 15.

Ministries asked to facilitate exit, entry by Vietnamese, foreigners

Several ministries have been asked to facilitate Vietnamese people and foreigners’ exit from and entry into the country.

Short-term visa, layover flights are hindrances for foreign travelers

Vietnam received only 0.5 percent of travelers from Spain in 2019, although the number of visitors has increased in recent years.

UK visa application centre set to reopen in Hanoi

The Vietnamese Government has given the go-ahead to the reopening of the UK visa application centre in Hanoi for August 30, with restrictions set to be in place following its launch.

Vietnam likely to suspend visas to all countries to contain coronavirus' spread

The Vietnamese Government will most likely suspend all visas issued to citizens of all countries over a period of 15 to 30 days to contain the fast spread of the coronavirus.


Vietnamese consumers interested in biometric authentication payments: Visa

According to the research, 95% of respondents had used fingerprint recognition in the past to make a payment—making it the most popular form of biometric authentication.


Ken Research reveals Asia credit cards market outlook to 2025

The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the credit cards industry within Asia covering various aspects.

Fintech to drive digital payments: Visa

Fintech companies could hold the key to driving last-mile adoption of digital payments and unlocking vast cash displacement opportunity in Southeast Asia, including Vietnam, according to Visa, a world leader in digital payments.

South Korea waives visa application fee for Vietnamese visitors

The Republic of Korea will temporarily waive the visa application fee for Southeast Asian countries, including Vietnam from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31.

Vietnam’s banks change from magnetic cards to chip cards

The change in technology used for domestic payment cards is expected to give a push to non-cash payments in Vietnam.


A code of conduct proposed for Chinese travelers

VietNamNet Bridge - Some experts believe that a specific code of conduct for Chinese travelers can help better manage problems that have existed in recent years.