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Update Vietnam Visa and destinations during coronavirus outbreak

March 26, 2020

Because the situation of coronavirus international outbreak becomes more complicated, some destinations in Vietnam announced temporary closures. And the list of Vietnam visa exemption countries changed following that some European countries temporarily had to apply for a visa to enter Vietnam. If you are still planning to travel to Vietnam in the next months, remember to follow us to update the information.


Ha Long Bay: The people’s committee Quang Ninh province announced the closing of tourist places including Ha Long Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay Yen Tu and Co To Island. According to that, these places close from 12:00 March 12 to March 26, 2020.

Ninh Binh: Trang An Eco-Tourism Complex closed from March 13 to March 26, 2020. Hoa Lu Complex also closes in a short time to clean and disinfect all areas.

Con Dao Island: From 15:00 March 10, Con Dao pauses all travel activities on the island, close to prevent the spreading of Coronavirus outbreak.

Hoi An Town: Hoi An has just announced that the ancient town closed from 12 March to 31 March, some tourist sites such as Tra Que herb village, Thanh Ha pottery village and Cham Island also closed from 10 March.

Ly Son Island: closed from 8 March

Phu Quy Island, Cat Ba Island: closed from 10 March


List of exempt countries in Vietnam Visa (13/3/2020)

  Countries Free- visa days
1 Chile less than 90 days
2 Cambodia less than 30 days
3 Indonesia less than 30 days
4 Kyrgyzstan less than 30 days
5 Laos less than 30 days
6 Malaysia less than 30 days
7 Singapore less than 30 days
8 Thailand less than 30 days
9 Philippines less than 21 days
10 Brunei less than 14 days
11 Myanmar less than 14 days
12 Belarus less than 15 days
13 Japan less than 15 days
14 Russia less than 15 days

Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom are countries where visa exemption is temporarily unavailable at the time of 13 March.

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