Vietnam launches new e-Visa scheme

Citizens of 40 countries travelling to Vietnam, including those from the UK, now face a simplified process for obtaining travel visas directly from the country’s government.

The Vietnam government recently introduced an e-Visa (electronic visa) application, which will allow citizens of the 40 listed countries to visit the Asian country for up to 30 days.

This new, two-year, e-Visa pilot programme runs in addition to all the current travel visa processes in place for the country. Holders of the new e-Visas will be allowed to enter Vietnam through any of the country’s eight international airports or through any of the 13 international land border crossings.

The ne e-Visas will cost a flat fee of US$25 for a 30-day, single-entry visa. Your 30 days will start when you arrive in the country, not from when the e-Visa is approved. This visa is only valid for a single entry into Vietnam for up to 30 days, meaning you can’t fly into the country, stay for a few days, travel to, say, Cambodia and then return to Vietnam for your flight back to the UK.

The 40 countries included in this new e-Visa programme are Armenia, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Brunei, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Columbia, Czech Republic, Cuba, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Mongolia, Myanmar, Norway, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Timor Leste, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Click here for more information about the Vietnam e-Visa

Article published 21st February 2017