Vietnam visa for Italy citizens

Visa requirements

Type of visa Requirements Maximum stay
Tourist visa Visa not required 45 days
E-visa Eligible 30 days

How to apply

Visitors from Italy can choose one of the three available methods below to get a visa for Vietnam.

  • e-Visa
  • Visa on arrival
  • Visa at embassy

Embassy and Consulate of Vietnam in Italy

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Rome 156 Via Di Bravetta – 00164 Roma - Italia
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Vietnam visa fees for IT residents

Visa types Standard processing (5-7 working days) Urgent processing (2 working days)
1 Month Multiple Entry (Tourism) 66 EUR 109 EUR
3 Month Multiple Entry (Tourism) 66 EUR 109 EUR
3 Month Single Entry (Tourism) 43 EUR 86 EUR
1 Month Single Entry (Tourism) 43 EUR 86 EUR

Standard Processing time: e-Visa will be processed by 13:30 July 01, 2024 (Local Civitavecchia time).

Today's holidays in Italy

  • There are no national holidays being observed in the Italy today (Thursday, June 20, 2024).
  • The upcoming public holiday is Assumption of Mary, which will occur in 1 month, 3 weeks from now.

Holidays are calculated using the local time in Rome.

Information for IT passports traveling to Vietnam

Do Italian passport holders need a visa for Vietnam?

Beautiful view of of Halong Bay In Vietnam ( Photo: Shutterstock)

Italian citizens are eligible for a 15-day visa exemption in Vietnam. However, specific requirements must be met:

  • You need to hold a passport that remains valid for at least six months after the arrival date in Vietnam.
  • The passport must have two blank pages for the visa stamp. 

If you intend to stay in Vietnam for more than 15 days or participate in non-exempt activities, such as working or studying, a visa is needed. 


How to apply for a Vietnamese visa on an Italian passport

Visa at the Vietnam Embassy in Italy

You can obtain a Vietnam visa at the Vietnam Embassy in Italy or neighboring countries. The following documents are required for the application process:

  1. A valid original passport with at least six months beyond the intended entry date to Vietnam.
  2. A completed visa application form, which can be downloaded from the embassy's website or obtained in person.
  3. One recent passport-sized photo.
  4. Payment of the visa fee.
  5. Once the application is submitted, wait for the approval and then retrieve the visa at the embassy.

Apply for e-visa online

If you are planning a trip to Vietnam for either tourism or business purposes, you can apply for a Vietnam e-visa, which permits a single entry and a stay of up to 30 days. Here are the steps to follow for the application process:

  1. Visit the Vietnam e-visa website at and complete the application form, including all the required information.
  2. Upload a recent passport-style photo and a scanned copy of the biographical page of your passport.
  3. Pay the fee of 25 USD.
  4. If approved, you will receive your e-visa via email in about three working days.

Apply for a visa on arrival

Italian passport holders traveling by air and arriving at one of Vietnam's international airports can obtain a visa on arrival. Follow these steps to obtain the visa:

  1. Obtain a visa approval letter from a reputable visa agency in Vietnam.
  2. Pay the visa approval letter processing fee online using a credit or debit card and wait for the letter to be sent via mail.
  3. Upon arrival at one of Vietnam's international airports, such as Noi Bai or Tan Son Nhat, present the visa approval letter, your passport, and two passport-size photos. Then, pay the visa stamping fee and receive your visa.


How much is the visa fee for Italian passports?

Fee comparison 


Visa on arrival

25 USD ~ 22 Euros

  • Approval letter fee: depending on types of visa and stay durations
  • Stamping fee:
    • Single entry: 25 USD ~ 22 Euros
    • Multiple entry: 50 USD ~ 44 Euros


Travel tips for Italian citizens visiting Vietnam

How to get there

To transfer to Vietnam from Italy, you can take flights provided by different airlines namely Vietnam Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, Emirates, Thai Airways, Korean Air, and Air France. 

The most popular routes between Vietnam and Italy include flights from Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi to Rome, Milan, or Venice and vice versa.

Rome - Ho Chi Minh City



Estimated prices (per person/ one way)

Rome - Ho Chi Minh City

Qatar Airways

652 Euros

Rome - Ho Chi Minh City

British Airways + Vietnam Airlines

601 Euros

Milan - Hanoi



Estimated prices (per person/ one way)

Milan - Hanoi

Qatar Airways

504 Euros

Milan - Hanoi

Austrian Airlines + Vietnam Airlines

563 Euros


Weather awareness

  • Climate: Vietnam has a tropical climate while Italy has a Mediterranean climate.
  • Temperature: During the summer months in Vietnam (June to August), temperatures can reach up to 35°C (95°F) in the lowlands and coastal regions, while in the winter months (December to February), temperatures drop to around 15°C (59°F) in the north and central regions. The southern regions of Vietnam tend to have more consistent temperatures throughout the year, ranging from 25-30°C (77-86°F). In Italy, summers (June to August) are hot, with temperatures reaching up to 35°C (95°F) in the south, while winters (December to February) can be cold, especially, in the north, with temperatures dropping to around 0°C (32°F) or below. The coastal areas of Italy tend to be milder, with temperatures ranging from 10-20°C (50-68°F) in the winter and 25-30°C (77-86°F) in the summer.
  • Weather: Vietnam experiences a tropical monsoon climate with two distinct seasons: a wet season and a dry season. The wet season lasts from May to October, with heavy rains and occasional typhoons, while the dry season lasts from November to April, with lower humidity and less rain. Italy, on the other hand, has a Mediterranean climate with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers. 
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Chiara Favaretto

I am going to Vietnam in two weeks. I find all different information online, but it is not clear to me: Do I need a VISA as an Italian citizen traveling to Vietnam in October 2023? I will stay less than 30 days in the country!

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A Answered by Lina

@Chiara Favaretto, Italian passport holders do not require a visa for a 45 day stay in Vietnam. Therefore, if you plan to stay for 45 days or less, you do not need a visa.

2 people found this helpful

I have to come in Vietnam and I forgot that last time I went to vietnam was less than 30 days. I’m Italian. Me and my wife have the flight from Bangkok at 14:25, is it possible to have an invitation letter at around 12:30 tomorrow? If yes how much for 2 people?

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A Answered by Lan

@Francesco, It is not possible to get an emergency visa approval letter for now. We recommend that you gor for the expedited e-visa service, which will allow you to obtain an e-visa around 1:00 PM tomorrow.

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Frequently asked questions

1. Is Italy included in the Vietnam visa exemption list?

Yes. Italian citizens are eligible for staying in Vietnam within 15 days without a visa.

2. What is the maximum validity of a Vietnam tourist visa?

A Vietnam tourist visa has a maximum validity of 30 days, single entry.


3. Are Italian nationals living overseas eligible for the Vietnam visa exemption program?

Yes. Italian citizens residing in other countries are still eligible for the Vietnam visa waiver program that allows staying for 15 days without a visa.

4. Can I use a business visa to enter Vietnam many times?

A Vietnam business visa obtained at the embassy in Italy or on arrival is valid for multiple entry while the business e-visa can be used for single entry only.

5. Are Italian nationals eligible to apply for an e-visa for Vietnam?

Yes, Italian nationals are eligible to request an e-visa for travel to Vietnam. Instructions for obtaining an e-visa from the Italy can be found here.

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