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New: Vietnam to resume e-visa issuance on July 1

Jun 02, 2020 310 Views By Ngo Long
Passengers have their body temperature checked at an airport in Vietnam. Photo: Vietnam News Agency. Vietnam will resume issuing e-visa for citizens from 80 countries starting from July 1, according to a government resolution.
Eligible countries are:
Vietnam to resume e-visa issuance on July 1
Vietnam to resume e-visa issuance on July 1

1. Andorra

2. Argentina

3. Armenia

4. Australia

5. Austria

6. Azerbaijan

7. Belarus

8. Belgium

9. Bosnia and Herzegovina

10. Brazil

11. Brunei Darussalam

12. Bulgaria

13. Canada

14. Chile

15. China (including Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR passport holders; not apply to Chinese e-passport holders)

16. Colombia

17. Croatia

18. Cuba

19. Cyprus

20. Czech Republic

21. Denmark

22. Estonia

23. Fiji

24. Finland

25. France

26. Georgia

27. Germany

28. Greece

29. Hungary

30. Iceland

31. India

32. Ireland

33. Italy

34. Japan

35. Kazakhstan

36. Latvia

37. Liechtenstein

38. Lithuania

39. Luxembourg

40. Macedonia

41. Malta

42. Marshall Islands

43. Mexico

44. Micronesia

45. Moldova

46. Monaco

47. Mongolia

48. Montenegro

49. Myanmar

50. Nauru

51. Netherlands

52. New Zealand

53. Norway

54. Palau

55. Panama

56. Papua New Guinea

57. Peru

58. Philippines

59. Poland

60. Portugal

61. Qatar

62. Romania

63. Russia

64. San Marino

65. Serbia

66. Slovakia

67. Slovenia

68. Solomon Islands

69. South Korea

70. Spain

71. Sweden

72. Switzerland

73. The United States of America (U.S.)

74. Timor Leste

75. United Arab Emirates (UAE)

76. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (U.K.)

77. Uruguay

78. Vanuatu

79. Venezuela

80. Western Samoa

Eight international airports which allow foreigners to enter/exit Vietnam using e-visa are: Hanoi’s Noi Bai Airport, Hai Phong's Cat Bi Airport, Da Nang Airport, Thua Thien-Hue Province’s Phu Bai Airport, Khanh Hoa Province’s Cam Ranh Airport, HCMC’s Tan Son Nhat Airport, Can Tho Airport and Kien Giang Province’s Phu Quoc Airport.

Foreigners will also be allowed to enter the country via 29 land and sea border gates with e-visas. 

The 16 land border gates include Tay Trang in Dien Bien Province, Mong Cai in Quang Ninh Province, Huu Nghi in Lang Son Province, Lao Cai in the namesake province, Na Meo in Thanh Hoa Province, Nam Can in Nghe An Province, Cau Treo in Ha Tinh Province, Cha Lo in Quang Binh Province, La Lay and Lao Bao in Quang Tri Province, Bo Y in Kon Tum Province, Moc Bai and Xa Mat in Tay Ninh Province, Tinh Bien and Song Tien in An Giang Province, and Ha Tien in Kien Giang Province.
The 13 ports of entry by sea are Hon Gai and Cam Pha in Quang Ninh Province, Hai Phong in the eponymous city, Nghi Son in Thanh Hoa Province, Vung Ang in Ha Tinh Province, Chan May in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Da Nang in the namesake city, Nha Trang in Khanh Hoa Province, Quy Nhon in Binh Dinh Province, Dung Quat in Quang Ngai Province, Vung Tau in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, Ho Chi Minh City in the namesake city, and Duong Dong in Kien Giang Province.

A foreigner undergoes immigration procedures at Hanoi's Noi Bai International Airport in March 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Ba Do.

The new government resolution was issued on Monday as the amended Law on Immigration will take effect July 1.
This is an initial step showing Vietnam is planning to open up again, said Nguyen Duc Chi, a tourism expert, adding that for the policy to fully manifest, there has to be resumption of flight routes as well, apart from other things.
"Who the e-visa would be issued to - diplomats, investors or tourists, would have to be reaffirmed," he said.
Certain cases, including people with diplomatic or official passports, or those coming in for special economic projects, are allowed to enter. All entrants are quarantined for 14 days upon arrival and tested for the novel coronavirus.

Reference: Viet Tuan, Nguyen Nam. (May 27, 2020). Vietnam to resume e-visa issuance in July. Retrieved from
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