The Vietnamese government announced that it will increase the duration of stay for e-visas and for some foreign nationals who are visa exempt.

Key Points:

  • Beginning Aug. 15, individuals who obtain an e-visa will be able to stay in Vietnam for up to three months and be allowed multiple entries.
  • Currently, e-visa holders are only granted single entry into Vietnam and are permitted to stay in the country for up to 30 days.
  • Beginning Aug. 15, duration of stay will be extended from 15 to 45 days for those who hold passports from Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Additional Information: More information regarding the upcoming changes to e-visas and visa exemptions is available here.

BAL Analysis: Vietnamese authorities plan to increase the duration of stay for those who hold e-visas and who are visa exempt to give eligible individuals more flexibility when traveling to the country and promote tourism development.

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