Visa exemptions for seven more countries
The government has issued Decision No. 99/NQ-CP on visa exemptions for citizens from the Russian Federation, Japan, South Korea, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland. Regardless of their passport or purpose, citizens from these countries will be exempted from visas for visits to Vietnam for a maximum of 15 days. The policy will be valid from 2015 to 2019. Vietnam now allows nationals of 14 countries to enter the country without a visa for varying time periods: Brunei, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Japan, South Korea, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Russia and Finland. Other special visa exemptions will also be given to citizens from France and Chile holding valid diplomatic or official passports for visits of 90 days or less or several visits of six months or less and APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) holders from APEC member economies for visits of 60 days at a maximum.