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To help the transportation of foreigners to Vietnam more conveniently, Vietnam Government has issued the regulations on Vietnam visa exemption for citizens of many countries such as Russia, Japan, South Korea, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden, France, Chile, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Brunei and other Asian countries .
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According to the regulations, the citizens of Russia who carry the ordinary passports, irrespective of the purpose of the entry, are exempted the visa Vietnam with the term not exceeding 15 days, if they meet the following conditions:
Having a valid passport issued by the competent authority of their country and their passports are valid for at least 3 months from the date of entry.
Having the return ticket or the ticket going to other countries
Do not belong to subjects who are not allowed to enter Vietnam
Japanese citizens and Korean citizens are exempted Vietnam visa on arrival for a stay period not exceeding 15days with all types of passports (actually the case mainly applies for the ordinary passport as Japan and South Korea have reached agreement with Vietnam on visa exemption for the diplomatic passport), if they meet the following conditions as the conditions for Russian citizens above.
These conditions also are applied for citizens of other countries with different term under the Vietnamese law. Namely, citizens of Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Sweden are exempted visa to Vietnam for the term not exceeding 15 days, irrespective their types of passport and entry purposes.
Citizens of Brunei are exempted visa to Vietnam for the term not exceeding 14 days.
Citizens of Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Indonesia, Laos and Cambodia can get Vietnam visa on arrival not exceeding 30 days.
Philippines citizen can be exempted Vietnam visa for a stay not exceeding 21 days.
French and Chilean citizens having the valid diplomatic passports or official passports will be exempted visa for Vietnam for a total residence time not exceeding 90 days within 6 months from the date of first entry.
In particular, according to Vietnam visa news, under the decision No.80/2013QD-TTg of the Prime Minister, Nguyen Tan Dung, from 10th March, foreigners and Vietnamese having foreign passports can enter, exit and stay in Phu Quoc Island up to 30 days without Vietnam visa. In the case, foreigners entering Vietnam through one of the international border gates (both by sea and by air), staying in these gates and then traveling to Phu Quoc Island are also eligible to get the visa Vietnam in accordance with this decision.