Vietnam Travel Requirements 2023 | Everything You Need To Know
International travel to Vietnam has fully resumed. To make it easier for travelers to enter Vietnam while still upholding some health criteria, new entrance policies have been implemented.
Learn more about the most recent Vietnam travel requirements for 2023, as well as tourist visa application guidance.
Visas are not required for tourists from the following countries, and they may remain for a specified number of days.
14 days – Brunei, Myanmar.
15 days – Japan, South Korea (ROK).
21 days – The Philippines.
30 days – Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand.
15 days – Belarus, Denmark, Italy, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and The United Kingdom.
When you arrive in Vietnam, you can request a visa extension if you want to stay longer.
Visitors whose countries are not eligible for visa-exempt will have to apply for a Vietnam e-Visa, valid for 30 days. As of July 2020, Vietnam’s e-Visa is available to nationals of 80 countries.
The fee for an e-visa is $25 USD, and the processing time is 3 working days. The code to print your visa will be sent to you by email.
*The application fee of $25 USD is non-refundable, under any circumstance, regardless of the result.
Vietnam’s e-Visa Application Process
Please follow this guide to apply for a Vietnam’s e-Visa.
Vietnam’s e-Visa requirements
Prepare the following documents ahead of your application:
- A passport with six (6) months’ validity
- A photo in .jpg format of your full passport data page
- A passport photo in .jpg format (4×6, white background, without glasses)
- A valid international credit or debit card
- An email address for support purposes
- A temporary address within Vietnam
- Your entry and exit dates and entry and exit points/airports
- Travel insurance – medical/travel insurance with a $10,000 minimum coverage covers COVID-19 treatment. (usually, this costs around $40 USD.)
Steps to apply for Vietnam’s e-Visa
After you have got all the necessary documents, proceed with the application.
Step 2: Fill out all of the essential fields on the form after uploading your.jpg pictures (passport data page and passport photo). Submit your form.
Step 3: Pay the e-Visa fee of 25 USD. Copy down the document code provided.
Step 4: You should receive an email notification of the status of your e-Visa application in three working days. If not, you can use this link to do a search for your e-Visa.
Step 5: Find your e-Visa online with your document code. Download and print two copies of the e-Visa for added security.
You may enter the nation by any of the 28 international checkpoints, including eight international airports, using your current e-Visa. Please go here to get a complete list of the ports of entry, seaports, and airports that accept the e-Visa.
Other Notices Regarding Vietnam Travel Requirements
- Always double-check all the information on your e-Visa application form. The most common mistakes while submitting an e-Visa application for Vietnam are inputting the incorrect name and passport number, uploading wrong or low-quality photos, and selecting the wrong port of entry.
- If you have a visa exemption, such as for a period of 15 days, you may enter Vietnam, remain there, and then leave. You may then reenter Vietnam whenever you like and receive another 15 days.
- After you apply, e-visas typically take 3 days or up to 1 week. Make sure you apply early enough or you won’t get one before arriving.
- When you arrive, you can head straight to the immigration counter if you have an e-visa. If, however, you are exempt, head over to the counter for visas on arrival.
- Your visa will be stamped by an immigration official, who may also add the letters EV (electronic visa).
- To protect both yourself and others, you should follow common heath practices – such as regularly washing your hands, covering your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough, and eating food that has been well prepared.
- Over the first 10 days of your stay in Vietnam, you must monitor your health. Call Vietnam’s health hotline at 1900 3228 as soon as you experience COVID-19 symptoms – fever, cough, or difficulty breathing.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What if the Vietnam e-Visa application isn’t working properly?
If you submitted your Vietnam e-Visa application incorrectly or there is a problem with it, you can send a message to the customer service representatives on the official website and detail the problem, such as incorrect information, a failed payment, or a forgotten registration code.
2. What if I provided invalid information on the Vietnam e-Visa application form?
The immigration department may ask for more information or, in unusual circumstances, may reject you if your application form is incomplete or contains inaccurate information.
If you need to supply more information for your Vietnam e-Visa, you will be contacted and asked to do so. Once you have submitted all the necessary data, the processing period will begin again.
3. What do I need to present upon arrival with the Vietnam e-Visa?
You must show a printed copy of the Vietnam e-Visa document you received (print from PDF) as well as your passport while entering Vietnam with your e-Visa.
4. Can I arrive on different dates than stated on the e-Visa?
You can arrive after the date of the entrance you specified on the Vietnam e-Visa application, but you cannot arrive earlier.
The days begin counting from the entry date you set after your visa is issued, regardless of whether it arrived late. Keep in mind that you must specify the exact arrival date when you apply.
5. Can I get an extension on my 30-day e-Visa?
Yes, but this can only be done from within Vietnam.
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