Vietnam to Extend Tourist E-Visa Validity to 90 Days and Allow Multiple Entries

Vietnam's National Assembly has passed amendments to extend the validity of tourist e-visas from 30 to 90 days and allow multiple entries for visitors. These changes, set to take effect on August 15, aim to enhance the tourism sector and attract more international travelers.
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Vietnam’s National Assembly on Saturday, made a significant decision by approving a government proposal to extend the validity of tourist e-visas from 30 to 90 days. In addition to this, visitors will now be allowed multiple entries during their stay in the country.

These amendments aim to enhance tourism and stimulate economic growth in the country and also highlight the importance placed on facilitating travel and tourism in Vietnam.

Extended Validity and Multiple Entries

Effective August 15, the validity of tourist e-visas will be extended from 30 to 90 days. Moreover, visitors will now have the freedom to make multiple entries during their stay, providing them with greater flexibility and convenience in exploring the country.

Visa-Free Stays Extended for Select Countries

Under the revised regulations, the duration of visa-free stays for visitors from certain countries has also been extended. Previously, nationals of Western European countries, Japan, and South Korea, Vietnam’s top tourism markets, could stay without a visa for 15 days.

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However, this duration has now tripled to 45 days, allowing visitors more time to immerse themselves in the Vietnamese experience.

Multiple-Entry Visas Will Save Time and Money

Apart from the extended validity for eVisa and visa-free stays, the country has also approved the issuance of multiple-entry visas, saying it would reduce the administrative burden and save time and money for visitors.

The introduction of multiple-entry visas has been welcomed by lawmakers as it significantly reduces the administrative burden on visitors.

The move is expected to encourage longer stays and cater to the needs of foreign visitors who wish to explore investment opportunities in Vietnam.

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New Rules Expected to Boost Tourism in Vietnam

Vietnam’s previous visa policy was considered less generous compared to other countries in the region. However, the amendments demonstrate the country’s commitment to enhancing its tourism sector.

Currently, Vietnam offers e-visas to citizens of 80 countries and territories, while nationals from 25 countries enjoy visa waivers for stays ranging from 15 to 30 days.

The revised policy positions Vietnam as a more attractive destination for international travellers.

Conclusion

In the first five months of this year, Vietnam received 4.6 million foreign visitors, more than half of the year’s target of eight million but still only 63% of pre-pandemic levels.

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The new rules are expected to make it easier for foreign visitors to travel to Vietnam for business, tourism, and other purposes.


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Manish Khandelwal
Manish Khandelwal

Manish Khandelwal, a travel-tech enthusiast with over a decade of experience in the travel industry. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Travelobiz.com, he's passionate about writing.

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