Vietnam Visa



A visa is generally required for almost all visitors entering Vietnam, with exceptions for citizens of countries that have reciprocal agreements with Vietnam. Tourist visas can be obtained either at Vietnamese diplomatic offices or consulates in foreign countries, or with the assistance of a licensed Vietnamese Travel Company.

Visa on Arrival (VOA)
Please note that the Visa on Arrival service is currently unavailable until further notice.

Visa Exemptions
Certain countries’ citizens enjoy visa exemptions for specific durations when visiting Vietnam:


  • Chile, Panama, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, and Indonesia (maximum stay of up to 30 days)
  • Philippines (maximum stay of up to 21 days)
  • Japan and South Korea (maximum stay of up to 15 days)


  • Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, and the United Kingdom (maximum stay of up to 15 days)

However, citizens of the following countries are not eligible for Visa on Arrival and must apply at the nearest Vietnamese embassy or consulate:

  • South Asia: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
  • Africa: Algeria, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa

Starting from February 1st, 2017, the Vietnamese government introduced an electronic visa plan for foreign tourists from select countries. To apply for an e-visa, please visit For the list of countries whose citizens are eligible for an e-visa to Vietnam, you can find it on the website mentioned above. Alternatively, Vietnam Tour 247 can assist in applying for an e-visa on your behalf, providing you with peace of mind during the process.



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