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.
VIETNAM VISA EXEMPTION
Maximum visa-free duration
Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos
Belarus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
HOW TO APPLY FOR A VIETNAM VISA
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:
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:
One 4×6 passport photo in .jpg format (4×6, white background, without glasses).
One photo in .jpg format of your full passport data page.
Passport valid for at least six months.
Your temporary address in Vietnam
Your dates and points/ airports of entry and exit.
A passport or substitute ID valid for six months from the date you plan to enter Vietnam.
Payment (25 USD to 50 USD) for visa fees, and
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.