Although Vietnam’s national carrier Vietnam Airlines, is still to announce the restart of international flights, Vietnam e-visas will be issued from 1st July 2020. These will be available for citizens of 80 countries, which are listed below. The e-Visa is one of several visa types offered by the Vietnam Immigration Department to foreigners entering the country. A Vietnam e-Visa is valid for 30 days, for a single entry. The e-Visa costs 25 USD for card payments. It requires three full working days to process.
You must have a valid passport and a visa (or pre-approved for a visa on arrival) to enter Vietnam. If you arrive in Vietnam without an appropriate visa (either an e-visa or pre-approval for a visa on arrival), you will be denied entry.
Applying for the Visa
- Get started by filling out the secure online form
- Please note the secure lock in the address bar
- You can add-on other services and also download an Entry/Exit form on this page
- Confirm and pay the Approval Letter Fee (USD 17)
- You will receive an Approval Letter
- Print a copy
- Get your visa stamp upon arrival at one of three Vietnam international airports.
- Payment for the actual visa must be made in cash
Do I need a Visa?
Citizens of most ASEAN member-countries including Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, and Laos do not need a Vietnam visa if their visit is within 30 days. Passport holders from The Philippines get a 21 day visa and Myanmar citizens can visit up to 14 days. To check your visa requirement for any country, check out our story HERE. For worldwide checks, you can compare countries HERE.
Vietnam e-visa availability
Passport holders of eighty countries will be eligible to apply for the e-visa.
- United States of America
- New Zealand
- Marshall Islands
- Solomon Islands
- Western Samoa
- Brunei Darussalam
- Timor Leste
- including Hong Kong SAR & Macau SAR passport holders
- except Chinese e-passport holders
- Republic of Korea
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Czech Republic
- San Marino
Rest of the world
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Available Entry points
Visitors with e-visas can enter Viet Nam at eight international airports, or by land at 16 international border gates and via sea at 13 ports in Vietnam.
e-visas are accepted at
- Noi Bai (Hanoi)
- Tan Son Nhat (Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon))
- Cam Ranh
- Da Nang
- Cat Bi
- Can Tho
- Phu Quoc
- Phu Bai
Land Border Gates
Sixteen land border gates located at:
- Tay Trang (Dien Bien Province)
- Mong Cai (Quang Ninh Province)
- Huu Nghi (Lang Son Province)
- Lao Cai (Lao Cai Province)
- Na Meo (Thanh Hoa Province)
- Nam Can (Nghe An Province)
- Cau Treo (Ha Tinh Province)
- Cha Lo (Quang Binh Province)
- La Lay, Lao Bao (Quang Tri Province)
- Bo Y (Kon Tum)
- Moc Bai, Xa Mat (Tay Ninh Province)
- Tinh Bien, Song Tien (An Giang Province)
- Ha Tien (Kien Giang)
Thirteen seaports offering e-visa acceptance:
- Hon Gai, Cam Pha (Quang Ninh Province)
- Hai Phong (Hai Phong City)
- Nghi Son (Thanh Hoa Province)
- Vung Ang (Ha Tinh Province)
- Chan May (Thua Thien-Hue Province)
- Da Nang (Da Nang City)
- Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa Province)
- Quy Nhon (Binh Dinh Province)
- Dung Quat (Quang Ngai Province)
- Vung Tau (Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province)
- Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC)
- Duong Dong (Kien Giang Province)
The return of the “Golden Lotus”
Vietnam Airlines has resumed flying their “Golden Lotus” colours across Vietnam with almost 100 aircraft now in service. Only domestic services are available for now, but the airline has introduced a new route connecting Hai Phong and Vinh with Da Lat tourist destinations, Buon Ma Thuot, Nha Trang, Can Tho, Phuc Quoc.
For information on services and Safety precautions taken by Vietnam Airlines, check out their updates HERE. Vietnam Airlines is a member of the Skyteam Airline Grouping.
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