The government on Tuesday agreed to resume the unilateral visa exemption policy for 13 countries including Belarus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, and the U.K. Travelers from these countries will be allowed to visit Vietnam for up to 15 days without a visa regardless of passport type and nature of the visit.
Meanwhile, almost all ASEAN visitors are offered a 30-day visa-free stay. The waiver was for 21 days for visitors from the Philippines and 14 days for those from Brunei and Myanmar.
Additionally, the government agreed to resum visa policy as it was before the pandemic happened. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is assigned to work with the Ministry of Public Security to build a proper immigration policy.
Vietnam closed inbound tourism and halted granting visas for foreign tourists since March 2020.
Vietnam has received over 10,000 foreign arrivals since November last year as the country partially reopened international tourism.
The country has announced to lift most of travel restrictions from March 15, when foreign tourists would be allowed to visit the country without booking tour packages