Updated News - On March 25, the Government Office announced the conclusion of the Standing Government at the meeting on Vietnam's unilateral visa exemption for citizens of other countries and a number of new policies in managing entry, exit, transit and residence of foreigners in Vietnam.
The Government unanimously assigned the Ministry of Public Security and Justice to complete the dossier proposing the National Assembly to increase the e-visa period from 30 days to 3 months, valid once or multiple times; issuing e-visas to citizens of all countries and territories. The temporary stay period of foreigners entering the country subject to unilateral visa exemption is also proposed to be raised from 15 to 45 days.
Currently, e-visas issued by the Immigration Department to foreigners through the electronic transaction system are valid for one time, valid for no more than 30 days. Vietnam is issuing e-visas to citizens of 80 countries.
The Ministry of Public Security is developing a draft Law amending and supplementing a number of articles of the Law on entry, exit, transit and residence of foreigners in Vietnam, which proposes to extend the duration of e-visas issued to foreigners entering Vietnam from 30 days to a maximum of 3 months in order to attract international tourists.
In mid-March, at the national online conference on tourism in 2023, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said that he would increase the number of visa-free countries when entering Vietnam, extend the length of stay with reasonable fees, expand e-visas.
In 2023, Vietnam aims to welcome 8 million international visitors and 102 million domestic visitors, with total revenue expected to be VND 650,000 billion.
Translation by Viland Travel