Visa Exemption

The following countries have concluded agreements on the exemption of visa requirements for holders of ordinary passports with Vietnam for 14 to 30 days.

Visa Exemption Visa exemption stamp

A Vietnam visa is required for all nationalities except those are eligible for a visa exemption. With the visa exemption program, visitors can enter Vietnam with just their passport and a return ticket. If these visitors wish to stay longer than the stated period, they can apply for a visa at a local Vietnamese embassy or consulate; or apply online for a visa-on-arrival.

Nationals of the 20 following visa waiver countries can enter Vietnam without a visa as long as the purpose of their visit is tourism or temporary visit:

NationalitiesTime Allowance
United Kingdom *15 days
Spain *15 days
France *15 days
Italy *15 days
Germany *15 days
Sweden15 days
Norway15 days
Denmark15 days
Finland15 days
Russia15 days
Japan15 days
South Korea15 days
Thailand30 days
Brunei14 days
Laos30 days
Cambodia30 days
Malaysia30 days
The Philippines21 days
Indonesia30 days
Singapore30 days


  • * Countries marked with Asterisk are granted visa exemption from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2022 only.
  • *** Vietnamese Overseas are eligible for a 5 year visa exemption. Read Visa Exemption for Vietnamese Americans for example.
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