Government News

    1 . Visa exemption extends to 5 European countries

    Tourists from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain and Italy will continue to be exempted from visa until June 2021, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc said at a Government meeting on Thursday.

    Visa will be waived for tourists coming to Việt Nam from these five countries for another three years (until June 30, 2021) after the visa waiver programme expires at the end of June this year.

    When the extension expires, Việt Nam would review its unilateral visa exemption policy and re-evaluate its electronic visa pilot, the PM said during a monthly Government meeting in Hà Nội on Thursday.

    “Extending the visa exemption is definitely something we should opt for, since at the moment, Việt Nam waives visa one-sidedly for only 24 countries – including nine ASEAN countries – while our neighbours are doing more than that,” he said.

    He also assigned the Ministry of Public Security and Ministry of Foreign Affairs to review and report on the challenges facing electronic visa issuance and on making amendments to the Immigration Law.

    Visa exemption for tourists from the five Western European countries has helped increase the number of tourists from these markets by 10.1 per cent since it was introduced in mid-2015, according to the Việt Nam Tourism Advisory Board.


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    2 . Vietnamese Citizens To Enjoy Visa-Free Entry To Chile

    From 11 August 2017, Vietnamese passport holders traveling to Chile will be exempted from the visa requirement, and Chileans coming to Viet Nam will enjoy the same story.

    Vietnamese citizens to enjoy visa-free entry to Chile

    The new regulation follows the visa waiver agreement signed by the two Governments on 17 October 2016.

    Accordingly, citizens of the two countries carrying ordinary passports with at least six-month validity will be waived from visa requirements upon entry through international border gates. Their stay must not exceed 90 days from the date of entry.

    In case of staying more than 90 days, travelers must ask permission from authorities.

    The regulation is not applicable for entry with the purpose of conducting income-bearing activities.

    Viet Nam now waives visas for travelers from 23 countries and territories. From this 1 February, the Government started piloting e-visas for citizens of 40 countries and territories in Asia, Europe and America.

    With e-visas, foreign citizens can enter Viet Nam through 8 airports, 13 road border gates and 7 seaports.


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    3 . List Of Country Is Eligible To Apply For Vietnam E-Visa 2023

    The E-visa Vietnam program allows foreign citizens of 80 eligible countries that hold a passport valid for at least two (2) months after arrival to Vietnam, to travel to and within the Socialist Republic of Vietnam for up to 30 consecutive days. It is electronically issued; a single entry visa that must be requested at least two (2) working days prior to the departure date.


    No. ICAO Nation Notes
    1 AND Andorra  
    2 ARG Argentina  
    3 ARM Armenia  
    4 AUS Australia  
    5 AUT Austria  
    6 AZE Azerbaijan  
    7 BLR Belarus Visa Exemption of 15 days
    8 BEL Belgium  
    9 BIH Bosnia and Herzegovina  
    10 BRA Brazil  
    11 BRN Brunei Visa Exemption of 14 days
    12 BGR Bulgaria  
    13 CAN Canada  
    14 CHL Chile Visa Exemption of 90 days
    15 CHN China
    (Including Hong Kong and Macau.
    Not apply for Chinese passport electronic passport - passport number starts with letter E)
    16 COL Colombia  
    17 HRV Croatia  
    18 CUB Cuba  
    19 CYP Cyprus  
    20 CZE Czech Republic  
    21 DNK Denmark Visa Exemption of 15 days
    22 EST Estonia  
    23 FJI Fiji  
    24 FIN Finland Visa Exemption of 15 days
    25 FRA France Visa Exemption of 15 days
    26 GEO Georgia  
    27 D Germany Visa Exemption of 15 days
    28 GRC Greece  
    29 HUN Hungary  
    30 ISL Iceland  
    31 IND India  
    32 IRL Ireland  
    33 ITA Italy Visa Exemption of 15 days
    34 JPN Japan Visa Exemption of 15 days
    35 KAZ Kazakhstan  
    36 KOR Korea (South) Visa Exemption of 15 days
    37 LVA Latvia  
    38 LIE Liechtenstein  
    39 LTU Lithuania  
    40 LUX Luxembourg  
    41 MKD Macedonia The former Yugoslav of  
    42 MLT Malta  
    43 MHL Marshall Islands  
    44 MEX Mexico  
    45 FSM Micronesia Federated States of  
    46 MDA Moldova  
    47 MCO Monaco  
    48 MNG Mongolia  
    49 MNE Montenegro  
    50 MMR Myanmar Visa Exemption of 14 days
    51 NRU Nauru  
    52 NLD Netherland  
    53 NZL New Zealand  
    54 NOR Norway Visa Exemption of 15 days
    55 PLW Palau  
    56 PAN Panama  
    57 PNG Papua New Guineaư  
    58 PER Peru  
    59 PHL Philippines Visa Exemption of 21 days
    60 POL Poland  
    61 PRT Portugal  
    62 QAT Qatar  
    63 ROU Romania  
    64 RUS Russia Visa Exemption of 15 days
    65 WSM Samoa  
    66 SMR San Marino  
    67 SRB Serbia  
    68 SVK Slovakia  
    69 SVN Slovenia  
    70 SLB Solomon Islands  
    71 ESP Spain Visa Exemption of 15 days
    72 SWE Sweden Visa Exemption of 15 days
    73 CHE Switzerland  
    74 TLS Timor Leste  
    75 ARE United Arab Emirates  
    76 GBR United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Visa Exemption of 15 days
    77 USA United States of America  
    78 URY Uruguay  
    79 VUT Vanuatu  
    80 VEN Venezuela  
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