New visa exemptions for European visitors to Vietnam

New visa exemptions for European visitors to Vietnam
Good news for birders from five European countries visiting Vietnam – as from 1st July 2015 nationals from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain and Italy do not require a visa for stays of less than 15 days. Visitors from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Japan and South Korea already enjoy a similar visa exemption while those from Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Laos are permitted a visa-free stay for less than 30 days.

For other nationalities or stays of 15 days or more a visa must be arranged in advance. Visit for contact details of your nearest Vietnam Embassy. A one-month tourist visa is usually sufficient for most tours though it is possible to arrange 3-month and 6-month multiple entry visas if needed. Visit the ‘Planning’ section of for more on Vietnam visas.

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