Vietnam visa exemption

The list of nation whose citizens need and do not need visa to Vietnam

UPDATE: Starting from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2018 the visitors from the following countries will not need a visa for Vietnam for less than 15 days: Germany, France, the UK, Italy, and Spain.

From August 11, 2017, regular Chilean passport holders are exempted from Vietnam visa for less than 90 days. This is the country whose citizens are offered the longest visa exemption up to now.

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


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
Kyrgyzstan 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 (*)


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 (*)

South America


less than 90 days

From July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2021

Belarus less than 15 days (*)
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 (*)
(*) The citizen of countries need to wait at least 30 days between 2 entries with visa free. These are the countries that have unilaterally visa exemption agreement with Vietnam. The gap 30 days is not required for the citizens of the countries that have bilaterally visa exemption agreement with Vietnam.
Special exemptions
  • On 23 January 2019, Vietnam and Lithuania signed a visa exemption agreement for diplomatic passport holders from the two countries
  • 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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