Good news for those who plan a short trip to Vietnam. The electronic visa (e-visa) was resumed from March 16. The applicants can visit directly the website of Vietnamese immigration to apply online and wait for the visa result in 3 days.
The e-visa is valid for a maximum of 30 days, single entry, and good to use at 33 airports, land borders, and seaports. Citizens from 80 countries and regions can apply for an e-visa regardless of the purpose of their trip. However, the possibility of e-visa extension remains unknown so far.
Meanwhile, the tourist visa on arrival is currently only available for tourists booking tours in advance. The travel agents are unable to support visa on arrival at this time.
Vietnam reopened borders to both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers from March 15. The travelers just need to take either a rapid antigen test (24 hours before the flight) or a PRC test (72 hours before the flight) to enter Vietnam. Those entering Vietnam by bus must conduct the testing within 24 hours after arrival if they cannot show the test result on arrival. All travelers are advised to self-monitor their health within 10 days and contact the nearest health center if they have any covid19 symptoms.