Who is exempted from a Vietnam visa?

Citizens of the following countries can enter Vietnam without a visa:

Citizens of Belarus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Spain, and the United Kingdom** are allowed to stay in Vietnam for a maximum of 15 days visa-free, regardless of their passport types and entry purposes. Please note that a gap of at least 30 days from the previous exit is required; otherwise, that person is required to have an appropriate visa to enter Vietnam.

** Please note that British National Overseas (BNO) passport holders are required visas for visiting Vietnam.

Citizens of Kyrgyzstan are exempted from Vietnam visas for 30 days, regardless of passport type or entry purposes. For further details, please click here for official document from Vietnam Consular Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Citizens of Chile are exempted from Vietnam visas for 90 days, regardless of passport types or entry purposes. The visa waiver will not apply to those wanting to stay for more than 90 days or to stay in a foreign country for work.

Citizens of ASEAN members: Citizens of Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Cambodia, and Laos are exempted from Vietnam visas for 30 days; Citizens of the Philippines are exempted from Vietnam visas for 21 days; Citizens of Brunei and Myanmar are exempted from Vietnam visa 14 days.

1🇰🇷Korea Republic15 days
2🇯🇵Japan15 days
3🇩🇰Denmark15 days
4🇳🇴Norway15 days
5🇸🇪Sweden15 days
6🇫🇮Finland15 days
7🇧🇾Belarus15 days
8🇷🇺Russia15 days
9🇫🇷France15 days
10🇩🇪Germany15 days
11🇮🇹Italy15 days
12🇪🇸Spain15 days
13🇬🇧United Kingdom **15 days
14🇰🇬 Kyrgyzstan30 days
15🇨🇱Chile90 days
16🇰🇭Cambodia30 days
17🇱🇦Laos30 days
18🇲🇾Malaysia30 days
19🇮🇩Indonesia30 days
20🇸🇬Singapore30 days
21🇹🇭Thailand30 days
22🇵🇭Philippines21 days
23🇧🇳Brunei14 days
24🇲🇲Myanmar14 days

Visa-free for Phu Quoc island, Vietnam : 

According to Decision No. 229/2005/QĐ-TTg dated September 16, 2005, “Foreigners and Vietnamese holding foreign passports (hereinafter referred collectively to as foreigners) who enter, exit from, and reside in Phu Quoc island, for a stay period not exceeding 30 days shall be exempt from visas; foreigners who enter an international border-gate of Vietnam and stay in its transit lounge before traveling to Phu Quoc island shall also be exempt from visas.”

If you plan to visit other places in Vietnam, you should apply for a visa. Once you are in Phu Quoc visa-free, it might be time-consuming for you to apply for a visa in order to visit other places outside Phu Quoc Island.

Visa-free for APEC business travel card holders :

Business people of participating countries or territories, who are issued by competent authorities ABTCs which put Vietnam on the list of entry-permitting countries and territories, shall, upon each entry into Vietnam, be issued by the entry and exit management offices at Vietnam’s international border- gates certificates of permitted stay for a duration of 90 days counting from the date of entry. ABTC holders shall not have such stay duration extended upon the expiration of their cards.

Visa-free policy for overseas Vietnamese :

According to Decision No. 82/2015 / ND-CP dated September 24, 2015, there is a visa-free policy for Vietnamese residing overseas and for spouses and children of Vietnamese citizens residing overseas.