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Vietnam Visa exemption granted for citizens from seven nations

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 - 4:06 PM

The Government has issued Decision No. 99/NQ-CP on visa exemption in a definite period for citizens from the Russian Federation, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland

Regardless of their passports and purposes, citizens from these nations will be exempted from visas to temporarily stay in Viet Nam for a maximum time of 15 days.

The policy, valid within five years from January 1, 2015 till December 31, 2019, will be considered to be extended based on Viet Nam’s regulations.

Currently, Viet Nam allows nationals of 17 countries to enter Viet Nam without a visa for varying time periods. These nations include 

Brunei, Cambodia, Denmark, Finland, Indonesia, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Norway, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden and Thailand.

Other special visa exemptions will also be given to citizens of France and Chile holding valid diplomatic or official passports for visits of 90 days at the maximum or several visits of 6 months at the maximum and APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) holders from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies for visits of 60 days at the maximum.

In addition, foreigners and Vietnamese nationals bearing foreign passports who enter Viet Nam through an international border gate and then travel to Phu Quoc Island and stay in Phu Quoc less than 30 days will also be granted visa exemption. 

Vietnam Visa Exemption List (Valid from 1 Jan, 2015)

Countries

Time allows to stay without a Vietnam Visa

Brunei

14 days

Cambodia

30 days

Denmark

15 days

Finland

15 days

Indonesia

30 days

Japan

15 days

Kyrgyzstan

not stipulated

Laos

30 days

Malaysia

30 days

Myanmar

14 days

Norway

15 days

Philippines

21 days

Russia

15 days

Singapore

30 days

South Korea

15 days

Sweden

15 days

Thailand

30 days

 

Read the Decision No. 99/NQ-CP on visa exemption in a definite period for citizens from the Russian Federation, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland (Vietnamese Version)

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