October 21, 2019
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Extension of Vietnam visa waiver programs for citizens of some countries in Europe

Free Visa program for citizens of United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and Spain with a stay in Vietnam does not exceed 15 days was extended for 1 more year by Vietnam Government.

Effective 30 June, 2016, the Vietnamese Government issued Resolution No. 56 / NQ-CP extending the duration of the visa exemption program for citizens of the following countries: United Kingdom, French Republic (France), the Federal Republic of Germany, the Kingdom of Spain, the Italian Republic (Italy).

Accordingly, the 1-year extension, until the end of 30 June 2017, citizens of United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and Spain will be eligible for a free 15 days Vietnam Visa, irrespective of the type of passport, immigration purposes, on the basis of fully meet the conditions prescribed by the law of Vietnam.

Ministers, heads of ministerial-level agencies, Government agencies, chairmen of provinces and centrally-run cities shall implement this Resolution.

This Resolution shall take effect from the date of signing.

>> Read full the Resolution No. 56/NQ-CP about the extension of Vietnam visa exemption policy for United Kingdom, French, German, Italian, Spanish citizens.

>> Quyết định số 56/NQ-CP về việc gia hạn miễn thị thực có thời hạn đối với công dân các nước: Vương Quốc Anh, Cộng hòa Pháp, Cộng hòa Liên bang Đức, Vương quốc Tây Ban Nha, Cộng hòa I-ta-li-a


Vietnam government has decided to extend visa waivers program for visitors from the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. This information was announced by the Minister, Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung announced at the meeting on 03 June, 2017.

Citizens of Belarus will be exempted for 15 days of visas into Vietnam as from July 1, 2015. Under a resolution just issued by the government, visitors from Belarus are allowed to enter and stay in Vietnam for up to 15 days without visas regardless of passport types and purpose of visit.

Despite of applying Vietnam Visa exemption policy for some countries, but Vietnam is still being a hard country for Visa issue in compare with neighboring countries. Therefore, Vietnam government considers extending Vietnam visa waiver to 9 more countries.

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.