[14-04-2016] The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) is seeking government approval to extend visa exemptions for Western European tourists. According to head of the VNAT Nguyen Van Tuan, the visa exemption policy for visitors from the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain will expire on July 1 this year so the administration has proposed extending the policy.
[11-04-2016] Vietnam is expected to attract more US investments and tourists following the raising of its visa validity for Americans from the existing single-entry, three-month visa to a multiple-entry, one-year version. Thanh Tung reports on the potential impact of this new visa policy.
[04-04-2016] The National Assembly will vote for the Government's proposal to extend the validity of temporary visas for US citizens from three months to one year on April 9. The move was decided after State President Tran Dai Quang presented a statement to suggest the NA ratify the Diplomatic Note on Visa Granting between Viet Nam and the U.S on April 4 during the ongoing 11th session of the 13th National Asssembly.
[24-12-2015] When Vietnam joins the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the tight visa policy applicable to foreign citizens will be a major obstacle to entrepreneurs and tourists from coming to Vietnam.
[02-12-2015] Representatives of foreign business associations have expressed concern over Vietnam’s visa policy, claiming their member enterprises are having problems with short-stay visa and strict entry regulations.
[17-11-2015] Passengers leaving Vietnam via Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City will save time exiting as their luggage will be scanned by both customs and security forces at the same time instead of twice as was previously the case from Monday onward, customs officers said.
[14-11-2015] Since November 23, 2015, stamping fees on short-stay visa to Viet Nam will be reduced sharply from US$45 to US$25. The regulation is stipulated at Circular 157/2015/TT-BTC on granting of visa for foreigners to Viet Nam for tourism and study purposes. The new circular maintains charges for three-month stay visa and raises costs for long-term visa.
[10-11-2015] The Government of Vietnam has told relevant ministries and agencies to weigh granting visa exemptions to tourists from almost all countries after some European nations have got such unilateral treatment.