All Vietnam destinations are now open to welcome international tourists back after a two-year closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. No self-isolation and COVID-19 tests are required for entry.


When traveling to Vietnam, travelers must have their original passport (not a copied one or any other kind of paper such as Travel document, Refugee Travel Document, Resident permit, Laissez-passer, APEC Business Travel Card, etc … ).

The passport must be valid more than 6 months before their arrival date in Vietnam. The Immigration officers or the airlines’ staffs have the right to refuse those, whose passport is valid for less than 6 months, to enter Vietnam or to check in onboard.


No. Maximum visa-free duration Country
1 90 days Chile
2 30 days Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos
3 21 days Philippines
4 15 days Belarus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
5 14 days Brunei, Myanmar


Except for visa-exemption nationals, the travelers must have a valid visa to enter Vietnam.

Below are common ways to apply for a Vietnam visa:

  • e-Visa
  • Visa on Arrival

VIETNAM E-VISA (valid for 30 days)

Vietnam’s e-Visa is now available to nationals of 80 countries.

Step 1:  Prepare the required materials:

  1. One 4×6 passport photo in .jpg format (4×6, white background, without glasses).
  2. One photo in .jpg format of your full passport data page.
  3. Passport valid for at least six months.
  4. Your temporary address in Vietnam
  5. Your dates and points/ airports of entry and exit.
  6. Debit or credit card for payment.

Step 2: Click this link or access and go to ‘E-visa Issuance’ then click on the link for “Outside Vietnam foreigners”.

Step 3: Upload your .jpg images (passport data page and passport photo) and fill out the required fields on the form completely. Submit your form.

Step 4: Pay the e-Visa fee of 25 USD. Copy down the document code provided.

Step 5: Within 03 working days you should receive news of your e-Visa application via email. If not, you can also run a search for your e-Visa at this link.

Step 6: Use your document code to locate your e-Visa online. Download and print the e-Visa in two copies for extra safety.

Note: Travelers with printed e-Visa and passport can go directly to immigration counters at their point of entry and do not need to queue at Visa on Arrival counters.


If you are planning a multiple-entry visit or a stay of more than 30 days, you will want to apply for a visa on arrival. To do this you’ll need:

  1. A 4×6 passport photo with a white background and no glasses.
  2. A filled-out visa application form.
  3. A passport or substitute ID valid for six months from the date you plan to enter Vietnam.
  4. Payment (25 USD to 50 USD) for visa fees, and
  5. A Letter of Approval from a Vietnamese embassy or consulate (if you are picking up your visa at the airport).

If you are near a Vietnamese embassy or consulate, you can submit your photo, application form, passport, and visa fee in person. This website will guide you through the process.

If you are unable to reach a Vietnamese embassy or are short on time, there are trusted services online that can provide you with a valid Letter of Approval for a fee. Bring this letter together with a visa application form and your other documents to the Visa on Arrival counter at the airport when you land.