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Vietnam Visa Exemption List

It’s highly recommended to verify whether or not you require a visa for Vietnam prior to submitting your visa application. This can potentially save you both time and money, particularly in urgent situations.

As per the official announcement, starting from 15 August 2023, nationals from 25 different countries will be allowed to visit Vietnam without a visa and stay in the country for a period of 14 to 45 days (depending on their nationality). To enter Vietnam, these citizens only need a valid passport with a minimum of 2 blank pages and passport valid for at least 6 months following their date of arrival in Vietnam. The complete list of these countries is available below.

What is Vietnam Visa Exemption?

Vietnam visa exemption refers to the policy that allows citizens of certain countries to enter and stay in Vietnam for a specific period of time without obtaining a visa. Under this policy, travelers from eligible countries can visit Vietnam for tourism, business, or other purposes without the need to apply for a visa beforehand. The duration of visa exemption varies depending on nationality and purpose of visit. It’s important to note that there are specific conditions and restrictions for each country’s visa exemption policy, so it’s best to check with the Vietnamese embassy or consulate for accurate and up-to-date information.

Vietnam Visa Exemption List

The​ ​Vietnam​ ​visa​ ​exemption​ ​list​ including these countries below:

Brunei 14 days South Korea 45 days
Myanmar 14 days Sweden 45 days
Denmark 45 days United Kingdom 45 days
Belarus 45 days Philippines 21 days
France 45 days Cambodia 30 days
Finland 45 days Malaysia 30 days
German 45 days Indonesia 30 days
Norway 45 days Laos 30 days
Italy 45 days Thailand 30 days
Japan 45 days Singapore 30 days
Spain 45 days Chile 90 days
Russia 45 days Kyrgyzstan 30 days
Panama 90 days

Important notes regarding Vietnam visa exemption:

  • The 30-day interval between 02 stays with visa exemption has been removed in accordance with the new law on entry, exit, transit, and residence of foreigners in Vietnam which takes effect on July 1, 2020.
  • British National Overseas (BNO) passport holders are not eligible for the 45-day Vietnam visa exemption. So, they need to apply for a visa to visit Vietnam.
  • Visa exemption includes visa exemption for entry, exit and transit.
  • The visa-free stay period is counted from the date of entry.