The Vietnamese government implemented changes to its e-visa program effective as of Aug. 15.

Key Points:

  • Authorities are now issuing e-visas to eligible foreign nationals of all nationalities at all ports of entry.
  • Travelers can now request e-visas valid for up to three months and multiple entries. Previously, the country’s e-visas were valid for a single entry of up to 30 days.
  • Passport holders from the visa-exempt countries of Belarus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom are now eligible to stay for up to 45 days. Previously, they were granted only 15-day stays.

Additional Information: More information about these changes is available here and here.

BAL Analysis: Vietnamese officials made these changes to offer travelers more flexibility when visiting the country and to promote tourism development.

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