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Viet Nam mulls over visa exemption for short-term visits

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The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has suggested the need to mull over visa exemption for short-term visits in an effort to boost inbound tourism from potential source markets like China and India.

The ministry also proposed expansion of unilateral visa exemption policy for citzens from such countries like Australia, Canada, the U.S. and the remaining members of the European Union.

Currently, Viet Nam unilaterally waives visa requirements for citizens from 13 countries, namely Russia, Japan, South Korea, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and Belarus, with a period of stay of up to 45 days.

The Viet Nam should also consider visa issuance to foreign tourists at ports of entry and pilot issuance of three-year, five-year visa to boost luxury tourism segment.

In addition, the country should further simplify procedures for e-visa issuance, said the ministry.

Vie Nam began issuing e-visa to citizens of all countries at 42 ports of entry since August 15, 2023.

Below are ports of entry where foreigners can enter and exit Viet Nam with e-visa:

Airports

1- Noi Bai Airport (Ha Noi capital);

2- Tan Son Nhat Airport (in Ho Chi Minh City);

3- Cam Ranh Airport (in the central province of Khanh Hoa);

4- Da Nang Airport (in the central city of Da Nang);

5- Cat Bi Airport (in the northern port city of Hai Phong);

6- Can Tho Airport (in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho);

7- Phu Quoc Airport (in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang);

8- Phu Bai Airport (in the central province of Thua Thien Hue)

9- Van Don Airport (in the northern province of Quang Ninh);

10- Tho Xuan Airport (in Thanh Hoa province);

11- Dong Hoi Airport (in the central province of Quang Binh).

12 – Phu Cat Airport (in the central province of Binh Dinh);

13 – Lien Khuong Airport (in Central Highlands province of Lam Dong).

Gov't increases temporary residence of citizens from 13 countries to 45 days

Landports

1- Tay Trang International Border Gate in Dien Bien province;

2- Mong Cai International Border Gate in Quang Ninh province;

3- Huu Nghi International Border Gate in Lang Son province;

4- Lao Cai International Border Gate in Lao Cai province;

5- Na Meo International Border Gate in Thanh Hoa province;

6- Nam Can International Border Gate in Nghe An province;

7- Cau Treo International Border Gate in Ha Tinh province;

8- Cha Lo International Border Gate in Quang Binh province;

9- La Lay International Border Gate in Quang Tri province;

10- Lao Bao International Border Gate in Quang Tri province;

11- Bo Y International Border Gate in Kon Tum province;

12- Moc Bai International Border Gate in Tay Ninh province;

13- Xa Mat International Border Gate in Tay Ninh province;

14- Tinh Bien International Border Gate in An Giang province;

15- Vinh Xuong International Land and Waterway Border Gate in An Giang province;

16- Ha Tien International Border Gate in Kien Giang province.

Seaports

1- Hon Gai Seaport in Quang Ninh province;

2- Cam Pha Seaport in Quang Ninh province;

3- Hai Phong Seaport in Hai Phong City;

4- Nghi Son Seaport in Thanh Hoa province;

5- Vung Ang Seaport in Ha Tinh province;

6- Chan May Seaport in Thua Thien Hue province;

7- Da Nang Seaport in Da Nang City;

8- Nha Trang Seaport in Khanh Hoa province;

9- Quy Nhon Seaport in Binh Dinh province;

10- Dung Quat Seaport in Quang Ngai province;

11- Vung Tau Seaport in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province;

12- Ho Chi Minh City Seaport in Ho Chi Minh City;

13- Duong Dong Seaport in Kien Giang province.

Source: VGP