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Vietnam E-visa is going to be granted for foreign tourists from July 2020

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After a few months closed all border gates to prevent Covid-19, Vietnam finally decides to comeback as a safe destination for foreign tourists. The first step to welcome worldwide tourists is that Vietnam government decided to grant again the E-visa for citizens of about 80 countries from 1st July 2020. There is no doubt that this is a very good news for not only Vietnam tourism but also every foreign tourists who has been staying at home because of social distance and has to cancel all travelling plans for such a long time.

What is Vietnam E-visa?

Since 2017, as a policy for tourism development, the Vietnam government has experimented on granting E-visa to citizens from about 40 countries; however, in March 2020, the program was stopped due to the influence of Coronavirus outbreak in a worldwide scale.

The E-visa is granted to foreigners by the Vietnam Immigration Department through the online transaction system. Due to the policy of the Vietnam government, Vietnam E-visa is only for single entry and values in no more than 30 days. The visa fee is paid through the online payment method and the rate is regulated by the Vietnam Immigration Department.

Which countries’ citizens are going to be granted Vietnam E-visa this July?

As mentioned above, Vietnam is going to grant the E-visa for citizens from about 80 countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, France, Italia, Spain, Japan, Korea, China, etc. It is quite surprising that many countries are affecting strongly by the outbreak of Covid-19 were named in the list; however, this may be the positive signal for the confidence in preventing the disease of the Vietnam government.

You can check the full list as below:

No. Countries No. Countries No. Countries No. Countries
1 Andora 21 Denmark 41 Macedonia 61 Portuga
2 Argentina 22 Estonia 42 Malta 62 Qatar
3 Armenia 23 Fiji 43 Marshall Island 63 Romania
4 Australia 24 Finland 44 Mexico 64 Russia
5 Austria 25 France 45 Micronesia 65 San Mario
6 Azerbaijan 26 Georgia 46 Moldova 66 Serbia
7 Belarus 27 Germany 47 Monaco 67 Slovakia
8 Belgium 28 Greece 48 Mongolia 68 Slovenia
9 Bosnia & Herzegovina 29 Hungary 49 Montenegro 69 Solomon Island
10 Brazil 30 Iceland 50 Myanmar 70 Spain
11 Brunei Darussalam 31 India 51 Nauru 71 Sweden
12 Bulgaria 32 Ireland 52 Netherlands 72 Switzerland
13 Canada 33 Italia 53 New Zealand 73 Timor Leste
14 Chile 34 Japan 54 Norway 74 United Arab Emirates
15 China * 35 Kazakhstan 55 Palau 75 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
16 Colombia 36 Korea 56 Panama 76 United States of America
17 Croatia 37 Latvia 57 Papua New Guinea 77 Uruguay
18 Cuba 38 Liechtenstein 58 Peru 78 Vanuatu
19 Cyprus 39 Lithuania 69 Philippines 79 Venezuela
20 Czech Republic 40 Luxembourg 60 Poland 80 Western Samoa

* China: 

- Including Hongkong SAR and Macau SAR passport holders.

- Not apply to Chinese E-passport holders.

Which types of Vietnam E-visa are going to be granted?

Due to the resolution from the Vietnam government, it seems like both business and tourist visa will be granted, however, the rules and policy for granting E-visa at this time may be tightened due to the complicated movements of the outbreak of Covid-19. Besides, the medical check will be applied strongly at all border checkpoints that allow tourist check-in for the best control of the disease.

Which border gates accept Vietnam E-visa?

Due to the influence of Conoravirus outbreak, not all the border gates in Vietnam accept the E-visa, the visa will only be acceptable at some checkpoints as below: 

  • Airport: Noi Bai (Hanoi), Tan Son Nhat (Ho Chi Minh City), Cat Bi (Hai Phong), Phu Bai (Hue), Da Nang, Cam Ranh (Khanh Hoa), Can Tho, Phu Quoc.
  • Road border checkpoint: Mong Cai (Quang Ninh), Huu Nghi (Lang Son), Lao Cai, Tay Trang (Dien Bien), Na Meo (Thanh Hoa), Nam Can (Nghe An), Cau Treo (Ha Tinh), Cha Lo (Quang Binh), La Lay & Lao Bao (Quang Tri), Bo Y (Kon Tum), Moc Bai & Xa Mat (Tay Ninh), Tinh Bien & Song Tien (An Giang), Ha Tien (Kien Giang).
  • Seaway border checkpoint: Hon Gai & Cam Pha (Quang Ninh), Hai Phong, Nghi Son (Thanh Hoa), Vung Ang (Ha Tinh), Chan May (Hue), Da Nang, Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa), Quy Nhon (Binh Dinh), Dung Quat (Quang Ngai), Vung Tau, Ho Chi Minh City, Duong Dong (Kien Giang).

Although the decision from Vietnam government about when and how the arrival and departure international flights can be operated as usual; however, as the E-visa will be granted soon this July, it is hoped that the international flights will be operated soon enough and also other visa types, especially the Vietnam on-arrival visa will be processed again in this year. 

MinKJ

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