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Question: Do I need Visa for transfer at Vietnam International Airport?

Dear Sir,I am a Chinese current working at Finland. I have booked the flight on 18th Mar from Helsinki Finland to Hong Kong, and the flight will transit at Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat International Airport. I need Visa for transfer at Tan Son Nhat International Airport.

Thank  you very much.


Bingpeng Zhou

Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics, Aalto University,

In About Visa and Epidemic's | Asked by | March 20, 2020


Dear Bingpeng Zhou,

Thank you for contacting us.

This is to inform that due to SARS-CoV-2 spread out, Vietnam temporarily suspends issuing visas for all nationalities within 30 days from 18 March 2020. With your provided information, kindly check with your airlines agent if your luggage will be automatically transferred from one flight to another so you do not need to go out of the isolated area (just stay in Transit Area), you would not need a visa for your provided trip's information.

However, if you need to go out of the Immigration gate (isolated area) either to reach the baggage claim belt yourself or to go out of the airport, you would need to have a visa to pass the Immigration checking booth.

Please double check with your airlines about the information above and confirm us which situation you are in.

If you have any question, please feel free to contact us.

Best regards,

Cindy, Ha Huyen Trang (Ms.)