Vietnam has enforced visa exemption policy for citizens from 5 Western-European countries

Posted by Vietnam-Evisa.Org on Jul 07, 2015

Vietnam government has enforced the 46th Resolution/NQ-CP to give out visa exemption policy for citizens from 5 countries: Kingdom of Great Britain, Republic of France, Federal Republic of Germany, Kingdom of Spain and Republic of Italy, when they come to Vietnam.

In detail, citizens from these 5 countries mentioned above will get visa exemption when entering Vietnam with the time limit of stay in Vietnam NOT exceeding over 15 days, since the day they get the entry permit to Vietnam. And it will be applied to any types of passports and under any types of traveling purposes, if the applicants are suitable to apply under currently issued Vietnamese law.

This policy will be enforced in the period of one year, from the date of July 1st, 2017 to over the date of June 30th, 2018, and it will be reconsidered later under the Vietnam law to be extended or so.

Vietnam government has reached the unanimous agreement with some resolutions in solving existing problems and help developing Vietnam tourism upon the submitted plan by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, in which mentions about the matters of expanding the list of countries that should have visa exemption from Vietnam, issuing e-visas, and simplifying the procedure of issuing visas in Vietnam.

At the 92th Resolution/NQ-CP’s meeting about some resolutions to speed up the action of developing Vietnam tourism in this new era, which was issued by the end of 2014, Vietnam Government also requested the Ministry of Public Security to take the lead, along with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and along with some involved offices, in the action of checking, researching, and then submit a plan of expanding the list of countries that should have visa exemption from Vietnam along with securing the national security.

Up until now, Vietnam has given out one-way visa exemption policy for 7 countries (Japan, Korea, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, and Russia), two-way visa exemption policy for 9 countries in ASEAN group. Lately, Vietnam government also enforced the visa exemption policy for the Republic of Belarus.

Since the first visa exemption policy (since 2014), the number of tourists from Japan to Vietnam has increased up to 2.43 times, from Korea is 3.6 times, and from Russia (since 2009) is 7.45 times…

Source: Chinhphu.vn

Recently 100 questions

Have Your Question

  • no-avatar
    YUEN LING BERNADETTE DICKSON
    United Kingdom

    tourist visa

    Feb 18, 2020
    do UK citizens need to apply visa to go Vietnam for 4 days?
    Vietnam Evisa Support
    Feb 19, 2020

    Dear  YUEN LING BERNADETTE DICKSON, 

    Vietnam offers 15-day visa exemptions with single entry for visitors from the U.K.. However, their

    passports should have at least six months of validity upon the date of arrival to meet airlines’

    requirements, and their arrival date is NOT within 30 days from their last exit date with visa exemption.

    Otherwise, they will need a Vietnam visa.

    If you stay more than 15 days please apply for Vietnam visa

    For any further details, please contact us at visa@vietnam-evisa.org or call us at +84.327.117.119

    Regards,

    Stepfano Tran  (Mr.)

     

     

  • no-avatar
    ALESSANDRO LORUSSO
    Italy

    Will I need VISA?

    Jan 14, 2020

    Hi,
    I will travel to Vietnam from January 20th till February 1st 2020.
    Do I need a VISA?

    Vietnam Evisa Support
    Jan 14, 2020

    Dear ALESSANDRO LORUSSO

    Citizens of the United Kingdom won't need a visa if staying for fewer than 15 days.
    A gap of at least 30 days between two visa-free visits is required.
    In case of intending to stay for more than 15 days, you should apply for a visa.
     
    Thank you
    Ashley Nguyen (Ms)
    Alessandro Lorusso
    Italy
    Jan 14, 2020
    Is it the same for the Italian citizen?
    Vietnam Evisa Support
    Jan 14, 2020

    Dear Alessandro Lorusso

    For Italy passport is the same terms of UK passport 

    Any question, please email us at visa@vietnam-evisa.org

    Thank you

    Ashley Nguyen (Ms)

  • no-avatar
    Juan Miguel Cabrera Lopez
    Spain

    Visa for Vietnam

    Jan 13, 2020
    Good day . I will be travelling to Vietnam for Business purposes from 16th till 20th of February I wll visit my clients DFS group in Hochi Min and Hanoi .
    Do I need to apply for E-visa ?? or I can have Visa on Arrivals . ?
    Vietnam Evisa Support
    Jan 14, 2020

    Dear Juan Miguel Cabrera Lopez

    You can apply E-visa here https://www.vietnam-evisa.org/apply-e-visa.html

    Select the purpose is business, we can process within 3 working days

    Thank you

    Ashley Nguyen (Ms)

  • no-avatar
    Tanja Bach
    Germany

    Do I need a Visa

    Dec 26, 2019
    Hi, I am traveling to Hon Cho Min City for in January 2020 for a couple of days (less than 5 days).
    Do I need a Visa?
    Vietnam Evisa Support
    Dec 27, 2019

    Dear  Tanja Bach, 

    Thanks for your concern,

    Vietnam offers 15-day visa exemptions with single entry for visitors from the Germany.. However, their

    passports should have at least six months of validity upon the date of arrival to meet airlines’

    requirements, and their arrival date is NOT within 30 days from their last exit date with visa exemption.

    Otherwise, they will need a Vietnam visa.

    If you stay more than 15 days please apply for Vietnam visa

    For any further details, please contact us at visa@vietnam-evisa.org or call us at +84.327.117.119

    Regards,

    Stepfano Tran  (Mr.)

  • no-avatar
    vince jagger
    United Kingdom

    visa

    Dec 19, 2019
    hi, my wife and I are travelling to phu quoc on the 1st January 2020 for 14 nights, on the 6th of January we are going to ho chi minh city for 2 nights, returning to phu quoc on the 8th of January, do we need a visa....regards
    Vietnam Evisa Support
    Dec 20, 2019

    Dear vince jagger, 

    Thanks for your question, 

    We would like to confirm that

    • Citizens of the United Kingdom won't need a visa if staying for fewer than 15 days.
    • A gap of at least 30 days between two visa-free visits is required.
    • In case of intending to stay for more than 15 days, you should apply for a visa.

    If you can meet all above conditions, you can enter Vietnam without applying for a visa

    Thanks and best regards, 

    Camelia ( ms.)

Overall Rating

no-avatar
0 Reviews

Have Your Say

Instant SSL Certificate