Vietnam visa for Italy citizens

Visitors from Italy can travel to Vietnam for tourism or business for stays of 15 days or less without obtaining a visa, if certain requirements are met:

  • Italian Passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond arrival date.
  • Passport has 2 blank pages for visa stamp.
  • Stay for NO longer than 15 days with proof of onward travel.

Visa requirements

Type of visa Requirements Maximum stay
Tourist visa Required
Business visa Required

Note: The 15 day visa exemption is temporarily unavailable for Italian passport holders. Therefore, you are required to apply for a visa to visit Vietnam.

How to apply

Italian passport holders who want to stay for longer than 15 days can choose one of the available methods below to apply for a visa to Vietnam:

1 - Visa at local embassy

  • Address: Via di Bravetta, 156, 00164 Roma- Italia
  • Phone: (+39) 06.66160726 / (+39) 06.66166157
  • Fax: (+39) 06 661 57 520
  • Email:
  • Website:

If you are currently living outside of Italy, you can you also contact the local embassy in the country where are residing.

2- Visa on arrival

The easiest way for Italian visitors to obtain a 30-day Vietnamese visa is to apply for a visa on arrival online  at You can complete your visa application in just a few simple steps, receive the visa approval letter by email in 3-5 working days and print out the documents to pick up the visa upon arrival at Vietnam airport. See how it works!

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Visa on arrival fees for Italy citizens

Type of visa Tourist visa Business visa Stamping fee
Single 1 month 18 70 US$25
Single 3 month 28 95 US$25
Multiple 1 month 21 75 US$50
Multiple 3 month 43 110 US$50

*The price table above is for visa on arrival service and quoted in US dollars. If you want to apply through the Embassy of Vietnam in Italy, please contact the Embassy directly for visa price.

Frequently asked questions

Is it possible for Italy citizens to get Vietnam tourist Visa on arrival?

Yes, it is possible. See how visa on arrival works.

Transit visa for 6 hours


Dear team,

I have a question, as EU citizen (Italy) for up to 15 days I do not need visa, in my case I will be 15 days in Vietnam, travel from Barcelona to Hanoi, after that I will go to Japan for  1 week in Japan and then I will get back to Hanoi (just to stay at the airport for 6 hours) for waiting my next flight from Hanoi to Barcelona (my home town now)

Do I need a visa for just 6 hours waiting my next flight  to Barcelona? I will not go to the city, I will remain at the Hanoi  Airport? If I need visa, is there any In transit visa? Or definitely I need single entry Visa?

Many Thanks

Roberto Martini


Hello Roberto,

If your second entry is just for the transit flight back to Barcelona and you do not leave the customs area, you will not need a visa in this case.

Italian Passport


We are planning to visit Vietnam from 3 April - 18 April 2020. I have a UK passport and my husband has an Italian passport, can you confirm if we need a visa ? (Jennifer Castaldo)


Hello Jennifer,

As we know the visa-free is temporarily unavailable for Italian passport holders. Therefore we advise that you  contact the embassy of Vietnam in London to obtain a visa for Vietnam.


For UK passport holder, you are exempt from Vietnam visa for 15 days, thus you do not need a visa.

Italian passport holder


We have booked a flight ticket for Vietnam from the 16 of April to the 1 of May and we know that we don't need any visa but with the problem of the CoronaVirus I'd like to know if we can still entry in Vietnam.
We live in Australia and the last time we've been to Italy was in June 2019 but we are holding an Italian passport can you please give us some information regarding this topic and what we can do about it?

Thank you for taking the time to read my request, looking forward to hear from you soon.



As the 15 day free visa exemption is temporarily unavailable for Italian passport holders due to the CoronaVirus, we advise that you contact the embassy of Vietnam in Australia to obtain a valid visa to visit Vietnam.

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