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E-visa program extended by 2 years

Released at: 08:10, 28/10/2018

E-visa program extended by 2 years

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Travelers from 46 countries able to obtain e-visas to enter Vietnam.

by Linh Chi

The government has approved a two-year extension to the pilot e-visa program for foreigners traveling to Vietnam.

The program was launched on February 1 last year and was scheduled to end in February next year..

It initially benefited travelers from 40 countries, with six more added under government Resolution No. 124/NQ-CP issued on November 29, 2017.

The 46 countries are Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China (not applicable to Chinese e-passport holders), Colombia, Cuba, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Timor Leste, the UAE, the UK, the US, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

Applicants can get a 30-day, single-entry e-visa for a tourist or business trip by paying a $25 application fee online.

Applications can be submitted to https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn with notification of granting or rejection sent to applicants within three working days.

Applicants are required to complete a form available on the website (in Vietnamese and English) of the Department of Immigration at the Ministry of Public Security. They receive an application code and are asked to pay a non-refundable fee online.

Visitors with e-visas can enter the country at any of Vietnam’s eight international airports, including in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Da Nang. They can also arrive by land at 13 international border gates and by sea at seven ports around the country.

In the first eight months of this year more than 241,000 foreign tourists entered the country with e-visas, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.

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