October 21, 2019
Visa tips

Vietnam visa waiver program

The Vietnam Visa Waiver Program enables nationals of certain countries to travel to Vietnam for tourism or business (visitor visa purposes) for a specific of time without obtaining a visa. 


No Citizens of Days for visa-free
1 United Kingdom 45 days
2 France 45 days
3 Italy 45 days
4 Spain 45 days
5 Germany 45 days
6 Belarus 45 days
7 Japan 45 days
8 South Korea 45 days
9 Sweden 45 days
10 Norway 45 days
11 Denmark 45 days
12 Russia 45 days
13 Finland 45 days
14 Cambodia 30 days
15 Thailand 30 days
16 Malaysia 30 days
17 Singapore 30 days
18 Indonesia 30 days
19 Laos 30 days
20 Philippines 21 days
21 Brunei 14 days
22 Myanmar 30 days (starting from 01 Jan 2020)
23 Chile 90 days (Starting from 11 Aug 2017)
24 Kyrgyzstan 30 days
25 Panama 90 days (Starting from 15 Jan 2021)
26 Kazakhstan 30 days (Starting from June 13, 2023)


👉 You can check to know if you need visa to Vietnam or not with our tool : Visa Requirement on the menu or click here.

👉 International visitors travel to Phu Quoc island will be exempted from Vietnam visa for 30 days.

Instruction how to get free Visa of 30 days to visit Phu Quoc island with direct flight and transit / connecting flight at Vietnam international airport

👉 APEC Business Travel Card holders (90 days visa-free) please click the link as follow for more details : click here for official guide from

👉 Diplomatic and Service/Official Passports holders please click the link as follow for more details : click here for official guide from Foreign Ministry of Vietnam

👉 Vietnam Visa Exemption Certificate Holders (180 days visa-free) please click the following link for more details : click here for official guide from the Immigration Department of Vietnam

Validity of the Vietnam Visa Exemption Certificate [show answer]

– Vietnam Visa Exemption Certificate is valid for a maximum period of 05 years, or 06 months less than the expiration date of the holder’s passport/travel document, if the passport/travel document’s validity is less than 05 years by the time of submission.

– Vietnam Visa Exemption Certificate holders can stay in Vietnam for a maximum period of 180 days for each visit, and the duration of stay can be extended in Vietnam for a maximum period of another 180 days.


All visitors travel to Phu Quoc Island can stay in the island up to 30 days without a visa. Visitor who want to stay for 30 days visa-free in Phu Quoc island are required to stay within the island for maximum 30 days then exit to for home country or another countries.

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.

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.

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.