Visa fees for int’l tourists to fall sharply next month

Visa fees for int’l tourists to fall sharply next month

From November 23, foreigners will pay US$25 for a single-entry visa and US$50 for a visa valid for three months or less when they visit Vietnam, according to a circular recently issued by the Ministry of Finance. International tourists are seen in downtown HCMC….

Vietnam tourism authority seeks visa waiver for 19 countries to boost arrivals

Vietnam tourism authority seeks visa waiver for 19 countries to boost arrivals

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) says it is proposing visa waivers for more countries and that foreign arrivals in the last three months of the year are expected to surge. Nguyen Van Tuan, director of the agency, said in a recent report…

Ho Chi Minh City wants longer visa exemption for European tourists

Ho Chi Minh City wants longer visa exemption for European tourists

Ho Chi Minh City wants the 15-day visa exemption for Europeans to be doubled so that they can come on longer tours. A source said the city tourism department is all set to ask the tourism ministry to extend the waiver period for tourists…

Vietnam waives visas for 5 more European countries, including Germany, UK

Vietnam waives visas for 5 more European countries, including Germany, UK

Tourists from India, Canada, Australia and New Zealand may have to wait a little longer In an explicit gesture to resuscitate the ailing tourism sector, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has signed off on visa waivers for five more nationalities, a move highly welcomed…

Vietnam to offer visa waivers as visitor drop hurts economy

Vietnam to offer visa waivers as visitor drop hurts economy

Vietnam will offer more visa exemptions and set up a $100 million tourism fund to promote the country’s attractions in a bid to reverse a drop in foreign visitors that’s hurting the economy. “The hassle of getting a visa is seriously hampering Vietnam in…

Vietnam continues to waive visas for 7 countries

Vietnam continues to waive visas for 7 countries

Rejecting a proposal by the foreign affairs ministry, the government has forged ahead with the visa waiver for single-entry visits of up to 15 days for Danish, Finnish, Japanese, Norwegian, Russian, South Korean, and Swedish nationals. In April 2013, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs…