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  Free Visa to visit Vietnam for citizens of 5 countries in European







The Vietnamese Government has issued Resolution No. 46 / NQ-CP (singed by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung) on visa exemption for citizens of five countries: the United Kingdom, French Republic (France), the Federal Republic of Germany , the Kingdom of Spain, the Italian Republic (Italy) to visit Vietnam.

Specifically, citizens of these 5 countries will be exempted from visa when entering Vietnam for a stay does not exceed 15 days from the date of entry, regardless of the type of passport, immigration purposes.

This policy was implemented in a period of 1 year from the date 01 July, 2015 to end on 30 June, 2016 and will be reviewed, renewed under Vietnamese law.

At the regular meeting on May of 2015, the Government agreed with the solutions to overcome difficulties and develop tourism industry by projects of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, including expansion area countries are exemption from visa, visa electronic, facilitation of processes and procedures for granting visas.

Currently Vietnam is a unilateral visa exemption for countries including Japan, Korea, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Russia, Belarus; and exemption of visa on the basis of reciprocity with nine ASEAN countries. In addition, international visitors to Phu Quoc island will be exempt from visa for 30 days.

Since the visa waiver (2014) Japanese visitors to Vietnam increased 2.43 times; from South Korea increased by 3.6 times; from Russia (since 2009) increased by 7.45 times. 

                                          UPDATED LIST OF VIETNAM VISA EXEMPTION 
                               

No

Citizens of

Days of Free Visa

1

United Kingdom

15 days – from 1 July, 2015

2

France

15 days – from 1 July, 2015

3

Italy

15 days – from 1 July, 2015

4

Spain

15 days – from 1 July, 2015

5

Germany

15 days – from 1 July, 2015

6

Belarus

15 days – from 1 July, 2015

7

Japan

15 days

8

South Korea

15 days

9

Sweden

15 days

10

Norway

15 days

11

Denmark

15 days

12

Russia

15 days

13

Finland

15 days

14

Cambodia

30 days

15

Thailand

30 days

16

Malaysia

30 days

17

Singapore

30 days

18

Indonesia

30 days

19

Laos

30 days

20

Philippines

21 days

21

Brunei

14 days

22

Myanmar

14 days

         
* International visitors travel to Phu Quoc island will be exempted for 30 days of Vietnam Visa.
* Citizens of above countries can enter Vietnam for a specific of times without a Visa regardless any purposes.

- But citizens of South Korea, Japan, Russia, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Spain, Belarus and France want to enter into Vietnam under unilateral visa exemption in the next time have to wait at least 30 days from the last day exited Vietnam.

For example: A Russian citizen entering Vietnam dated 1st January 2015 under unilateral visa exemption and leaves Vietnam on 10th January 2015. If this Russian want immigration back to Vietnam, he/she have to wait at least 30 days(it means after 10th February 2015)  to enter Vietnam under the unilateral visa exemption. Incase he/she wants to enter Vietnam again within 30 days from the last exited day needs to apply a Vietnam Visa.

- Citizens of Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Brunei and Myanmar can enter and exit Vietnam multiple times as they want with a free Visa for a specific of time.         


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