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Vietnam to reopen borders and reissue electronic visas

As of July 1st, 2020, Vietnam will allow the citizens of 80 countries to enter Vietnam on an electronic visa. Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has promulgated Resolution No.79 on the countries eligible for electronic visas and international ports and borders allowing entry and exit with the electronic visa. The resolution provides the name of 80 countries whose citizens …

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Vietnam grants free automatic visa extension to stranded tourists

Under the background of COVID-19, Vietnam immigration has granted permission to automatically extend tourist visas until 30 June 2020 free of charge, effective immediately. This announcement will stand until further notice from the government. Who will be affected? 1.      All foreigners entering Vietnam from 1st March 2020 on an electronic visa, tourist visa, and via visa waiver program. 2.      Foreigners …

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The amended law on Vietnamese immigration in 2020

The Vietnamese National Assembly has promulgated the amendments to the immigration law for foreigners in Vietnam which will put into effect on 01 July 2020. The important changes are highlighted below: In-country change of visa category The current immigration regulations require foreign nationals to exit Vietnam and re-enter if they want to change their immigration purpose, which creates an administrative …

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Covid-19: Changes in Vietnam visa

Hello! To anyone who has concerns about the latest news over the recent visa changes in Vietnam due to the coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak. This post will provide you with complete visa information since the outbreak started till March 18, 2020. In case you didn’t know, Covid-19 is a new disease – a type of coronavirus – that can affect your …

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Public Holidays and Observances in Viet Nam in 2020

Vietnam has 06 official holidays in a year. If a holiday falls on weekends, the preceding will be the observance day. On these days, especially Tet Holiday also known as Traditional Vietnamese New Year, all government offices including immigration are closed. If you plan to visit Vietnam this year, the specific dates for public holidays and observances in Vietnam in …

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Vietnam Visa Free Access to Certain Coastal Economic Zones

The Vietnamese National Assembly came into agreement on adopting the revised immigration law on November 25th,2019. In details,  the law states that the foreigners are exempted from a Vietnam Visa to enter the following coastal economic zones: An international airport; A distinct space; A clear territorial border; Separated from mainland; Suitable to the policy for economic and social development, and …

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Vietnam Allows Visitors to Change Visa Category in 2020

On November 25th 2019, the Vietnamese National Assembly  XIV officially passed the revised law on entry, exit, transit and residence of foreigners.  One of the highlights of the revision is the eligibility of changing visa category applicable to the following cases: Those who are investors or representatives of a foreign organization in Vietnam: The family members of these individuals will …

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Helpful Vietnamese Phrases for Travelers

Vietnam is a worthwhile visiting country due to its picturesque landscapes, delicious food, hospitable people and low living cost. However, in the place where most of people can’t speak English, it’s best for you to learn some survival Vietnamese phrases to make the most of your trip in Vietnam. In this post, you will learn 60 useful phrases that will …

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How to Protect Yourself from Scams, Cheats, Frauds in Vietnam

Travelers are always the innocent target of scammers, Vietnam is not an exception. To ensure your trip is not ruined by Vietnamese fraudsters, let’s take a look at our tips below before booking a ticket to Vietnam. Taxi scams   There are countless taxi companies in Vietnam and even more unregistered ones but you can rest assured on companies like …

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10 Most AUTHENTIC Vietnamese Souvenirs

When travelling to Vietnam, you should not miss a visit to the local market. It’s a chance to both step into local life and brings home some authentic Vietnam souvenirs. If you are not sure what to buy for loved ones after an amazing trip to Vietnam, here are some suggestions. 1. Áo dài (Ao Dai) Áo dài is known …

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