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Key Points

  • Resumption of pre-pandemic visa issuance
  • Visa-free travel schemes opened with 13 countries


The government of Vietnam announced that it would resume pre-pandemic visa issuance beginning March 15, 2022. As a result, travelers will be permitted to enter Vietnam after submitting valid entry documents and adhering to any additional entrance requirements. These travelers will also no longer be required to obtain special entry approval from the government.

The government also announced that it would resume visa exemption schemes with the countries of Belarus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, South Korea, Sweden, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Travelers from these locations will be permitted to enter Vietnam for 15 days without requiring a visa. These visa-free travel schemes will remain in effect until 2025.

What are the Changes?

The government of Vietnam will resume pre-pandemic visa issuances on March 15, 2022, and continue visa-free travel with 13 countries. These changes will allow more travelers to enter Vietnam while easing travel requirements for short-term travelers entering Vietnam from a visa-exempt country.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of Vietnam’s website for the latest updates and information.

Source: The Socialist Republic of Vietnam

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