Vietnam Visa News
The National Assembly of Vietnam has approved a bill that will extend the validity of e-visas from 30 days to 3 months. The new law will take effect on August 15, 2023.
The Government of Kazakhstan has approved a visa waiver agreement between Kazakhstan and Viet Nam. This agreement takes effect on June 17th, 2023.
Legislators will vote next month on the bill that seeks to extend the validity of e-visas from 30 days to a maximum of three months and allow multiple entry.
The Ministry of Public Security submitted the relevant amendments to the Law on Entry, Exit, Transit and Residence of Foreigners in Vietnam to the National Assembly on Saturday. Members will discuss these changes on June 2 and vote on it on the last day of the ongoing session on June 24.
The government has sought the National Assembly's approval to triple the duration of visa-free stays to 45 days for visitors from certain countries to foster the post-Covid recovery.
A 45-day stay would give foreigners more time to explore Vietnam and seek business opportunities, thus facilitating tourism and socio-economic recovery, it said as cited by the government's portal.
The Ministry of Public Security has proposed prolonging the duration of e-visas granted to foreigners entering Vietnam from 30 days to a maximum of three months to help tourism recover.
Authorities in the southern province of Kien Giang, which includes Phu Quoc, have suggested increasing the island's existing 30-day visa-free stay to six months.
Note, that it is normal for the security staff at the border to ask you carefully before entering the country. Even passport holders do not need a visa. You need to avoid appearing nervous, embarrassed, or irritable and answer clearly and to the point of each question if you don't want to get in trouble. Ideally, you should answer honestly about the schedule and purpose of your trip to facilitate immigration procedures.
According to its chairman, Vuong Dinh Hue, the National Assembly will discuss abolishing visa requirements for nationals of Luxembourg at its upcoming session. He was speaking at a meeting with Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, who is on a three-day visit to Vietnam, the Vietnam Government Portal reported.
Vietnam's tourism industry is on the rebound, with search volumes for the country growing at the seventh fastest rate in the world. According to data from Google's Destination Insights, the number of searches for Vietnam tourism between April and June 2023 grew by 20%, compared to the same period in 2022.
According to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, it is recommended to remove the requirement that customers buy insurance to pay for Covid-19 treatment for at least 10,000 USD.