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Vietnam visa & entry requirements

Vietnam visa information

Is an entry visa required for Vietnam?

Nationals of the United Kingdom and a select number of European countries can enter Vietnam without a visa. This 15-day visa exemption is only valid for single-entry arrivals and is applicable to all border arrivals (regardless of whether you arrive by air or land). Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months following your date of arrival in Vietnam and have at least two blank pages.

For all other nationalities, multiple-entry visits, and anyone staying longer than 15 days, a visa is required. Your visa must be arranged in advance of travelling to Vietnam. 

What is the process if I need to apply for a Vietnamese visa?

Citizens of 80 countries (including the United Kingdom, much of Europe, USA, Canada, New Zealand) can apply for an e-visa online. The cost is $25 per person and it is valid for 30 days. You can find more information and apply on the official visa website.

Entry & Covid-19 testing requirements

The following information is based on each adult traveller being full vaccinated. The vaccination requirements for children vary (and change continuously) however we can advise on this. For unvaccinated travellers the entry requirements are far more prohibitive and in many cases not possible at all – please check the (or your country’s equivalent) website for full details.

Do I need a PCR test before travelling to Vietnam?


What else will I need in advance of travel?

  1. A travel insurance policy that includes Covid related medical cover (you must travel with this policy documentation).

  2. Your NHS Covid Pass (or country equivalent). You should check that the name on your passport matches how it is displayed by NHS COVID at least 4 weeks before you travel. If the names are different, contact your GP practice to have your details updated.

And finally...

Entry and testing requirements change regularly, we will do all we can to keep you updated of any changes, however you must please check at regularly for any updates (and certainly within the 7 days before you travel).

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