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You can travel Vietnam without visa in a certain period of time if you are in the Vietnam exemption list. As of 27 September, 2023 there are 24 countries whose citizens are exempt from Vietnam visa.

See the list of countries that have visa exemption agreements with Vietnam, unilaterally or bilaterally:

ItemCountryVisa free duration
1CambodiaLess than 30 days
2IndonesiaLess than 30 days
3KyrgyzstanLess than 30 days
4LaosLess than 30 days
5MalaysiaLess than 30 days
6SingaporeLess than 30 days
7ThailandLess than 30 days
8PhilippinesLess than 21 days
9Belarus (*)Less than 45 days (from August 15, 2023)
10Denmark (*)Less than 45 days (from August 15, 2023)
11Finland (*)Less than 45 days (from August 15, 2023)
12France (*)Less than 45 days (from August 15, 2023)
13Germany (*)Less than 45 days (from August 15, 2023)
14Italy (*)Less than 45 days (from August 15, 2023)
15Japan (*)Less than 45 days (from August 15, 2023)
16Norway (*)Less than 45 days (from August 15, 2023)
17South Korea (*)Less than 45 days (from August 15, 2023)
18Spain (*)Less than 45 days (from August 15, 2023)
19Sweden (*)Less than 45 days (from August 15, 2023)
20Russia (*)Less than 45 days (from August 15, 2023)
21United Kingdom (*)Less than 45 days (from August 15, 2023)
22BruneiLess than 14 days
23MyanmarLess than 14 days
24ChileLess than 90 days
25PanamaLess than 90 days
(*) The citizen of countries need to wait at least 30 days between 2 entries with visa free. These are the countries that have unilaterally visa exemption agreement with Vietnam. The 30 days interval is not required for the citizens of the countries that have bilaterally visa exemption agreement with Vietnam. This policy has been revoked since 2022


  • British National Overseas (BNO) passport holders are not eligible for the 15-day free visa exemption. Hence, it is required to apply for a visa to visit Vietnam.
  • Foreign passports are exempt from visa requirements to Phu Quoc island for no longer than 30 days. If they transit through other international airports in Vietnam before arriving Phu Quoc, they are still eligible for the exemption.
  • APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) holders with valid passports are exempt from Vietnam visa requirements for stay of no longer than 60 days.
  • Overseas Vietnamese, their spouses and children or Vietnamese citizens are eligible for Vietnam 5 year visa exemption

Frequent asked questions

+What I need to prepare to travel Vietnam with visa exemption?
If you are eligible for Vietnam visa exemption (except for 5 year visa exemption), you are not required to do anything beforehand. Just make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months following your arrival date and has at least 02 blank pages. And then, upon arrival port in Vietnam, please show your passport at the arrival immigration to enter Vietnam.
+Can I extend the visa exemption to stay longer in Vietnam?
Yes, you can apply for the extension of stay for more 15 – 30 days. It will take about 7 working days to complete the extension process. Read more about Vietnam visa extension. Please note that the Vietnam Immigration Department may change or modify the policy anytime without prior notice. Thus, you should check the immigration policy frequently to ensure if your visa extension can be extended or not.
+As a Vietnam visa exemption traveller, may I travel Phu Quoc and other parts of Vietnam?
Yes, if you are in Vietnam visa exemption list, you can travel as many parts of Vietnam as you can, including Phu Quoc. Bear in mind that you must leave the country before your visa exemption finishes.