As part of its initiatives to control the rapid spread of the coronavirus, also known as Covid 19, Vietnam has suspended issuing new visas to all foreign nationals. Not only that, but Vietnam has also stopped the visa-free entry of those foreigners who are part of the visa waiver policy.

Vietnam is among those countries that have to close borders when the coronavirus started spreading fast. As a country that has a thriving tourism economy, closing its borders has been a truly difficult decision.

The Swedes are among the top foreign visitors of Vietnam and they have the privilege of entering the country visa-free. In 2019, there are more than 50,000 Swedish nationals who came to Vietnam for a holiday.

It’s clear that the Covid 19 pandemic has brought chaos in the world of travel and tourism. This, after airlines around the world, has canceled flights and several countries have to make the unfortunate decision of closing their doors to foreign visitors.

The Covid 19 pandemic has presented the tourism industry with a major challenge. In Vietnam, the country has to close its tourist sites and prevent the entry of all foreign visitors.

During the height of the coronavirus outbreak from 2020, Vietnam has decided to temporarily suspend the visa waiver program. Under the program, citizens of certain countries will be able to enter Vietnam for a certain period of time without the need to apply for a visa.

Due to the friendly relations of the Government of Vietnam and the Republic of Panama, Vietnam has decided to offer a 90-day visa-free entry for all citizens of Panama. To be allowed entry into Vietnam, the citizen must be holding an ordinary passport that has a minimum validity of six months.

[Hà Nội, 07/06/2019] Phái đoàn Ngoại giao hai nước Việt Nam và Panama đã ký kết hiệp định miễn thị thực. Theo đó, công dân hai nước mang hộ chiếu phổ thông sẽ được miễn thị thực tối đa 90 ngày.

According to the agreement between Vietnam – Panama signed on 07 June 2019  (effected on 15 January 2021), Panama ordinary passport holders are exempted from Vietnam visa for maximum 90 days. Also, Vietnamese ordinary passport holders are exempted from Panama visa for maximum 90 days.

Vietnam is a wonderful country to visit in Southeast Asia. In fact, your backpacking trip to Asia won’t be complete if you don’t include Vietnam on your list of countries to visit.

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