Vietnam 45 Day Visa Exemption

A new visa policy has been implemented, granting a 45-day visa exemption for visitors from 13 countries.

New visa exemption policy

The National Assembly has approved the proposals for 45 day visa exemption to the following countries, effective from 15 August 2023:

Country Current Visa Exemption New Visa Exemption (from 15 August 2023)
Russia 15 days 45 days
Japan 15 days 45 days
South Korea 15 days 45 days
Denmark 15 days 45 days
Norway 15 days 45 days
Sweden 15 days 45 days
Finland 15 days 45 days
United Kingdom 15 days 45 days
Germany 15 days 45 days
France 15 days 45 days
Italy 15 days 45 days
Spain 15 days 45 days

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  • https://english.vov.vn/en/politics/domestic/national-assembly-agrees-to-extend-e-visa-validity-to-90-days-post1028374.vov

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Maria Nguyen
Denmark on April 13, 2024

I am going to Vietnam this Summer from Denmark. I will only be in Vietnam for 5 days and going to Japan for a week. After, I will go back to Vietnam to stay for another 10 days. So question is, can I re-enter Vietnam visa-free a week after last visit?

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A Lan Answered on April 15, 2024

@Maria Nguyen, yes, you do not need a visa for either of your entries into Vietnam, provided that each stay does not exceed 45 days.

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Michael Smith
United Kingdom on April 10, 2024

I want to visit Hanoi in November for 10 days on the visa on arrival 45 day stamp. I want to visit ho chi Minh at the end of January on another 45 day visa on arrival. I will have left Vietnam for 2 months so I'm hoping this is ok ?

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A Lan Answered on April 12, 2024

@Michael Smith, yes, there is no problem with that. Once you exit Vietnam, you can immediately re-enter without any issues.

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Erik Nordenson
Sweden on January 12, 2024

Hello : I am from Sweden and going to Vietnam on the 45 day visa. Can I extend this visa to a 90 day multiple in Vietnam >

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Marc
Germany on January 09, 2024

Does this also apply to land borders? I'm planning to enter Vietnam by land coming from Laos on a German passport. Can I simply cross the border without having applied for anything beforehand?

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A Lan Answered on January 10, 2024

@Marc, yes, the exemption applies to both air and overland entry; therefore, you are still eligible for the 45-day free stay.

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Eugene
South Korea on December 25, 2023

I’m from Korea. I went to Vietnam last week and I’d like to go back there after 2 weeks do I need to apply for a visa?

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A Lan Answered on December 26, 2023

Hello, yes, it's perfectly fine. You can return to Vietnam immediately upon leaving; there's no required wait time before each entry/re-entry.

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James
United Kingdom on December 06, 2023

Hello, I plan on staying in Vietnam, for 30 days. I don't have a return flight booked yet as I may wish to extend my stay. Is this possible or do I need proof I am leaving the country?

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A Lan Answered on December 06, 2023

Outward travel proof may not be required upon arrival in Vietnam; however, if you want to extend your exemption period, we advise that you do it at least 2-3 weeks before your visa stamp expires.

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Anna
Gernany on November 14, 2023

Hi. I’m from Germany. I’m planning to stay in Vietnam for 10 days with the visa exemption. Then leave Vietnam and visit Laos for 2 weeks. After that I plan to come back to Vietnam. Can I re enter Vietnam with the new visa exemption rule ?

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A Lan Answered on November 15, 2023

@Anna, Once you exit Vietnam, you can immediately re-enter with a new 45-day visa-free exemption. So you do not need a visa for both entries.

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Ayse Varol
United Kingdom on October 11, 2023

Hi, I'm from the UK, got a border cross extension visa of 45 days, I'm now in Vietnam and want to go to Malaysia tonight for a few days. After that I want to come back to Vietnam. Can I enter with this extension visa or do I need to apply for something else in order to re enter? Please let me know as soon as possible, thank you in advance!

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A Lan Answered on October 12, 2023

@Ayse Varol, After exiting Vietnam, you can re-enter with a new 45-day visa exemption without any waiting time required for each re-entry.

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George
United Kingdom on October 08, 2023

I am from United Kingdom and plan on staying for 45 days then via land border to Cambodia going across and coming back. Can I come back across land border without visa?

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A Lan Answered on October 09, 2023

@George, Yes, the visa exemption is valid for both air and overland entry.

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Ha
United Kingdom on September 29, 2023

Hey! I'm from the UK and will be coming to visit family in vietnam for 1-2 weeks then going on a tour that goes from thailand to cambodia and then back into vietnam again for 12 days, will I need to apply for a multiple entry visa ?

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A Lina Answered on September 30, 2023

@Ha, You do not need a visa for either of your visits if you hold a valid UK passport. Please ensure that your stay does not exceed 45 days for each entry.

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James Kerr
Auatralia on September 08, 2023

Does this apply to Australian or New Zealand passport holders?

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A Lina Tran Answered on September 08, 2023

@James Kerr, Australian and New Zealand passport holders still require a visa to visit Vietnam; the 45-day exemption applies only to the listed countries above.

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Kaori Mori
Japan on August 27, 2023

I have a Japanese passport. Does this new 45 days visa free rule allow me to enter and exit multiple times within 45 days? I need to exit and re-enter Vietnam as I am going to take 3 different cruises during 45 days.

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A Lina Tran Answered on August 27, 2023

@Kaori Mori, Yes, you can immediately re-enter Vietnam for another 45-day visa-free entry once you exit.

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Philippe Saint-Pere
France on August 21, 2023

I hold a French passport and I see France listed among the visa-exempted countries. Does that mean I need to do nothing? Just buy a return ticket and I will be granted a stay of up to 45 days?

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A Lina Tran Answered on August 21, 2023

@Philippe Saint-Pere, Yes, please present your valid passport upon landing at the Vietnam airport, where you will be granted a 45-day visa-free stamp.

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Bill Miller
Australia on August 14, 2023

Any letters or documents needed to get the 45 day visa for a British Passport holder? It's a new passport could that be a problem?

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A Lina Tran Answered on August 15, 2023

@Bill Miller, You don't need any letters or documents. Just make sure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months upon exiting Vietnam. New passport is also not a problem.

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