June 25, 2023

Vietnam and Kazakhstan Approve Visa Exemption Agreement for Citizens

The Government of Kazakhstan and the Government of Vietnam have recently approved an Agreement between the two countries to exempt citizens of the respective countries from visa requirements. The Agreement, issued on June 13, 2023, and came into force immediately, will allow citizens of the two countries to travel to each other’s countries without a visa for up to 30 days.

The Agreement stipulates that valid national passport holders of each country with a validity of at least six months will be exempted from visas to enter, exit, transit, and temporarily stay in the territory of the other country for a period of time not exceeding 30 days from the date of entry. Furthermore, citizens may stay in the other country for no more than 90 days per 180-day period. Any additional visits beyond this period will require a visa.

This Agreement is seen as a positive move for both countries, as it will allow citizens to travel freely between the two countries without the hassle of obtaining a visa. This will also help to promote tourism and business between the two countries, as well as strengthen the relationship between them.

The visa exemption agreement is a significant step forward for both Kazakhstan and Vietnam. It will no doubt help to promote growth in both countries. This Agreement will make it easier for citizens of both countries to travel and do business with each other and help improve relations between the two countries. As a result, both countries will benefit significantly from this Agreement.

Official source: https://en.dangcongsan.vn/international-cooperation/kazakhstan-adopts-visa-exemption-agreement-for-vietnamese-citizens-604956.html

Vietnam Extends Visa-Free Stays to 45 Days for Visitors from Select Countries

Vietnam has recently announced the approval of the revised Vietnam Immigration Law, which allows citizens of countries subject to Vietnam’s unilateral visa exemption to stay in the country for up to 45 days without needing a visa. This new policy will come into effect on August 15, 2023.

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.