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Vietnam eVisa

Vietnam eyes expansion of eligible countries for e-visa issuance

The government has sought recommendations from the tourism, foreign affairs and public security ministries for expanding the list of countries whose nationals can get visas online. Vietnam currently offers 30-day single-entry e-visas for citizens from 80 countries and territories, including major economies such as Australia, India, the U.K. and the U.S. The government also instructed […]

Vietnam, Qatar seek visa exemption for tourists

Vietnam, Qatar seek visa exemption for tourists

Vietnam and Qatar on Monday agreed to work toward exempting visas for ordinary passport holders to boost tourism between the countries. At a meeting in Hanoi on Monday, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani agreed to speed up the signing of […]

Foreign tourists upbeat as minister seeks visa waiver expansion

Foreign tourists upbeat as minister seeks visa waiver expansion

Foreign tourists have hailed as “positive step” Vietnam’s tourism minister proposing visa exemption be expanded for major markets like Europe and the U.S. Nguyen Van Hung, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, had proposed earlier this week that Vietnam expands visa exemption for tourists from Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, Europe, and the U.S. to […]

E-visa tips for foreigners wanting to visit Vietnam

E-visa tips for foreigners wanting to visit Vietnam

With Vietnam reopening its borders after more than two years and lifting most Covid restrictions, here are some tips for foreigners on getting electronic visas for smooth entry. Right now, Vietnam is only offering 30-day single-entry e-visa service for citizens from 80 countries and territories. You can check the list to make sure your country […]

Vietnam minister proposes visa exemption for US, European travelers

Vietnam minister proposes visa exemption for US, European travelers

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Van Hung proposed expanding visa exemption for tourists from the U.S., Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and India to boost sector recovery. He also suggested the government consider simplifying immigration procedures to attract foreign tourists as Vietnam reopened after over two years of border closure, he said in […]

Travel becomes cheaper as peak summer tourism season ends

Travel becomes cheaper as peak summer tourism season ends

The prices of plane tickets, tour packages, hotel rooms, and tourism services have all started falling as the peak summer travel season winds to a close. In June Linh Chi of Hanoi booked a ticket to Da Nang for traveling this week for VND4.2 million ($180). She recently booked a ticket on the same route […]