Viet Nam will continue visa exemption for citizens of Russia, Japan, the Republic of Korea (RoK), Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Belarus, for the tenure ending in the end of 2022.
The Vietnamese government has approved a two-year extension of the pilot e-visa issuance programme for foreigners visiting the country.
According to latest statistics of Henley Passport Index 2018 released on May 23, Vietnam ranks 84th among the most powerful passports in the world with 51 visa-free destinations.
Viet Nam will renew visa exemptions for a three-year period for the citizens of five Western European countries, including the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy.
The granting of 30-day single-entry electronic visas to visitors from 40 countries from February 1 is expected to be a breakthrough in attracting foreign tourists to Vietnam.
Nationals of eligible countries will be able to apply for a 30-day single-entry e-visa starting February 1.
The much-touted initiative, aiming to woo more tourists, was off to a rough start as many could not access the English website.
The government has submitted to the National Assembly a draft decree on granting electronic visas to foreigners. If approved, it will be carried out for 2 years starting January 1, 2017.
Vietnam will pilot granting electronic visas for foreign tourists in 2017 and 2018, announced the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism(VNAT) at a press conference in Hanoi on November 4.
The Government has approved the granting of electronic visa for foreign visitors to Vietnam from early next year, said the Vietnam National Tourism Administration (VNAT).