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 45 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 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Citizens of Kazakhstan are exempted from Vietnam visas for no more than 30 days from the date of entry and no more than 90 days for each 180-day period. See Vietnam and Kazakhstan Reach Visa Exemption Agreement for Citizens.

Citizens of Chileย are exempted from Vietnam visas for 90 days, regardless of passport type 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. See the Agreement between Vietnam and Chile on visa exemption for ordinary passport holders.

Panama citizens who possess a valid ordinary passport with at least six months of validity are permitted to enter, exit, transit, and stay in Vietnam for a maximum period of 90 days without the need for a visa. This Vietnam visa-free benefit for Panama passport holders is applicable as long as the visit’s purpose is not for profit-making activities. For comprehensive details concerning this agreement, kindly refer to the Visa Exemption Vietnam โ€“ Panama.

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.

#CountryVisa-free duration
1๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท Korea Republic45 days (from August 15, 2023)
2๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japan45 days (from August 15, 2023)
3๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Denmark45 days (from August 15, 2023)
4๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด Norway45 days (from August 15, 2023)
5๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden45 days (from August 15, 2023)
6๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland45 days (from August 15, 2023)
7๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ Belarus45 days (from August 15, 2023)
8๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia45 days (from August 15, 2023)
9๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France45 days (from August 15, 2023)
10๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany45 days (from August 15, 2023)
11๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy45 days (from August 15, 2023)
12๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain45 days (from August 15, 2023)
13๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom **45 days (from August 15, 2023)
14๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Kazakhstan30 days
15๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Kyrgyzstan30 days
16๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Chile90 days
17๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญ Cambodia30 days
18๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Laos30 days
19๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Malaysia30 days
20๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Indonesia30 days
21๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Singapore30 days
22๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Thailand30 days
23๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ Philippines21 days
24๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณ Brunei14 days
25๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Myanmar14 days
26๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ Panama90 days

Visa-free for Phu Quoc island, Vietnam : 

According to Decision No. 229/2005/Qฤ-TTg dated September 16, 2005, โ€œForeigners 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.โ€

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.

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