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Question: Visa for Transit through Vietnam

My partner and I am flying to Paris and have to fly via Vietnam. We fly Sydney to Ho Chi Minh City, then Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, then Hanoi to Paris. Do we need a visa because we are flying between Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi? I asked the airline (Vietnam Airlines) and they said that if we stay in the transit area we don\’t need a visa.

In Transit visa | Asked by Zoe Stewart | July 31, 2014


Dear Zoe Stewart,

Thank you for contacting us.

Please check with your airlines agent if you have to go out the Vietnam Immigration gate (isolated area) to reach the baggage claim belt for transit flight via Vietnam.

If yes, you have to get Vietnam visa to pass Immigration checking booth. In case your luggage will be automatically transferred from a flight to another and you do not go out the isolate area, visa is not required.

We look forward to your reply soon.

Best regards,

Ngoc, Nguyen (Ms.)

Sales Executive