May 26, 2020
Visa tips

Individuals who are transiting Vietnam under 24 hours

Travelers and visitors who arrive in Vietnam with an intention to stay in the country for less than 24 hours, will not require a visa they stay in transit area. Please note that you are required to have a visa for transit if you have to go out of the transit area for collecting baggages for your transit flight (please check with your airlines to make sure about this).

In order to go to the baggage claim area, you are required you go through the passport control. You are unable to collect your baggages and change the flight if you don’t have a visa and also you are not citizens of countries who is exempted from Vietnam visa.

The individuals who are staying at the transfer area will not be provided the permission to leave their port of arrival and try to access the country and the Vietnam border crossing region. The Vietnam e-visa for transit purpose will become necessary if individuals or tourists wish to leave their transfer area for their reasons.


So once you have the e-Visa, you can go ahead and take your flight to Vietnam. Upon arriving at Vietnam, simply go to the passport control so the immigration can stamp your passport and let you enter the country.

So if you will be transiting in Vietnam for more than 24 hours, then you should apply for a Vietnam transit visa ahead of your trip. Thankfully, it’s now possible to apply for the visa online.

If you need to stay in Vietnam for more than 24 hours during your layover in the country, then you will have to apply for a transit visa. What’s good about getting a visa is that you are free to get out of the country to explore.

Most of the time, travelers passing through Vietnam for a layover will only need to stay in the country for less than 24 hours. If you’re one of them, then a transit visa is no longer required.

The travelers who are transiting through Vietnam to the next destination need to apply for an E-visa. If you the traveler, then you can apply for E-visa online before your departure.

You may wonder whether you need a Vietnam transit visa to enter the country, if you are arriving Vietnam for a short time between flights to another city or country. It depends on the situation and the hours you spend in Vietnam.

Transit visa is a short-period, temporary visa needed in some countries to stopover for a minimum of 24 hours in the country. If you are traveller who is about to stopover in Vietnam to get your destination flight, then you may need a transit visa.