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Visa waiver policy for 5 European Countries extended until July 2017

August 25, 2016

The Decree 46 about the Vietnam visa waiver for citizens of Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, and Spain from 01st July 2015 has created a positive effect on tourism. In particular, during 1 year validity of this free visa policy, the number of visitors from these countries to Vietnam has risen by more than 15%, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism. The Vietnamese Government, therefore, has decided to extend it by one additional year. The new Decree 56/NQ-CP signed by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on 60 Jun 2016 is effective until 30 June 2017.

Visa waiver policy for 5 European Countries extended until July 2017

Accordingly, until 30 June 2017, residents of the 5 mentioned European countries will not need visas for visiting Vietnam within 15 days, single entry regardless of passport types and purposes of visit. Kindly note that you still need to apply for a visa if you wish to stay for more than 15 days, or to re-enter Vietnam within 30 days from your last exiting date using visa exemption.

Vietnam, an extremely authentic destination, has been becoming increasingly more popular and attracting tourists from all over the world. Compared to other countries nearby, Vietnam is known for its hidden, untouched beauty, which inspires you to discover. As the Government is making a lot of changes to loosen the visa policy, along with the declaration of Vietnam visa stamping fee from 23 November 2015, this resolution has helped a lot of travelers to reduce their traveling costs and simplified the visa procedure. Travelling to Vietnam has never been easier, making it a more attractive place to explore. Beside the benefits for foreigners, the updated policy is boosting domestic tourism and attracting foreign investment into Vietnam.


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