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Vietnam visa exemption

Who need and who do not need a visa to Vietnam

UPDATE: Starting from 01/July/2015 to 30/06/2016, visitors from the following countries will not need a visa to Vietnam for less than 15 days: Germany, France, the UK, Italy, and Spain.

It should be noticed that any foreigners who enter Vietnam and are unilaterally granted visa free entry must have a passport valid for at least 6 months, and the entry date must be at least 30 days from the previous exit. That means there must be 30 days between leaving Vietnam and re-entering in order to take advantage of a second visa exempt entry.

Nationals of certain countries may visit Vietnam without visa for a period of time, hereunder is the list of countries and regions that have visa exemption arrangements with Vietnam.

Areas Countries Term of residence

Asia

Singapore

less than 30 days

Thailand

less than 30 days

Malaysia

less than 30 days

Laos

less than 30 days

Indonesia

less than 30 days

Cambodia

less than 30 days

Philippines

less than 21 days

Brunei

less than 14 days

Japan

less than 15 days

South Korea

less than 15 days

Nordic

Sweden

less than 15 days

Finland

less than 15 days

Denmark

less than 15 days

Russia

less than 15 days

Norway

less than 15 days

European
From July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016

France

less than 15 days

Germany

less than 15 days

Italy

less than 15 days

Spain

less than 15 days

United Kingdom

less than 15 days

Special exemptions

- Citizens of Chile holding valid diplomatic or official passports required no visa to enter Vietnam for less than 60 days.
- APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) holders economies may visit Vietnam for less than 60 days.

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