Vietnam Visa Exemption List

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As of January 2022, regular passport holders of 25 countries DO NOT need a visa for Vietnam. Here is the full list of Vietnam visa exemption countries:

Country Maximum stay Conditions (if any)
Chile 90 days For tourist visa only
Panama 90 days For tourist visa only
Cambodia 30 days
Indonesia 30 days
Kyrgyzstan 30 days
Laos 30 days
Malaysia 30 days
Singapore 30 days
Thailand 30 days
Philippines 21 days
Brunei 14 days
Myanmar 14 days
Belarus 15 days
  • The 30-day interval between 02 stays with visa exemption has been removed in accordance with the new law on entry, exit, transit, and residence of foreigners in Vietnam which takes effect on July 1, 2020.
Denmark 15 days
Finland 15 days
France 15 days
Germany 15 days
Italy 15 days
Japan 15 days
Norway 15 days
Russia 15 days
South Korea 15 days
Spain 15 days
Sweden 15 days
United Kingdom (Not applicable to BNO) 15 days

The above information about the Vietnam visa exemption (updated on March 15, 2021) is provided for informational purposes only, please double-check with the official authorities in your current country before departure.

Other Vietnam Visa Exemption Cases

  • The 30-day visa exemption is granted to those entering the coastal economic zones decided by the Government when those zones meet the following conditions:
    • having an international airport,
    • having their own space;
    • having defined geographical boundaries and being separate from the mainland;
    • being in line with socio-economic development policies while posing no threat to the national defense, security, social order, and safety of Vietnam.

    So, Phu Quoc island is one of those zones.

  • APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) holders with valid passports are exempted from Vietnam visa requirements for a stay of no longer than 60 days.
  • British National Overseas (BNO) passport holders are not eligible for the 15-day Vietnam visa exemption. So, they need to apply for a visa to visit Vietnam.

Conditions for Making Vietnam Visa Exemption

To enter Vietnam with a Vietnam visa exemption, the eligible travelers are required to ensure:

  • their passport valid for at least 6 months following their date of arrival in Vietnam; and
  • their passport has at least 02 blank pages; and
  • negative COVID test certificate (except for children under 2 years old) taken within 72 hours of departure if using RT-PCR/RT-LAMP method or within 24 hours if using the rapid antigen test method.

Vietnam Visa Exemption Extension

Before Covid, the Vietnam visa exemption can be extended in Vietnam. However, it cannot be done today.

Those who want to further remain in Vietnam after the exemption duration ends are highly recommended to leave Vietnam for a neighboring country (such as Thailand, Cambodia, or Laos) and come back with a new visa exemption. This way of stay extension is called Visa Run.

Source: Vietnam Visa


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