Vietnam Visa Exemption 2023: Everything You Need to Know

Planning a trip to Vietnam? Wondering if you need a visa? Well, you might not! As of 2023, citizens of 25 countries can travel to Vietnam without having to apply for a visa. This means you can skip the hassle of paperwork and expense of a visa application.

In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about Vietnam visa exemption, including the countries that are eligible, the length of stay, and the requirements.

Visa Exemption Requirements

To enter Vietnam without a visa, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a citizen of one of the 25 visa-exempt countries
  • Have a valid passport with at least two blank pages for stamping
  • Have proof of onward travel

List of Visa-Exempt Countries

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Happy tourists enjoying a boat tour in Hoi An accient town (Photo: Shutterstock)

The following countries are exempt from Vietnam visas for the specified duration of stay:

  • Country | Duration of stay *—|—|
  • Chile | 90 days
  • Panama | 90 days
  • Cambodia | 30 days
  • Indonesia | 30 days
  • Kyrgyzstan | 30 days
  • Laos | 30 days
  • Malaysia | 30 days
  • Singapore | 30 days
  • Thailand | 30 days
  • Philippines | 21 days
  • Brunei | 14 days
  • Myanmar | 14 days
  • Belarus | 15 days
  • Denmark | 15 days
  • Finland | 15 days
  • France | 15 days
  • Germany | 15 days
  • Italy | 15 days
  • Japan | 15 days
  • Norway | 15 days
  • Russia | 15 days
  • South Korea | 15 days
  • Spain | 15 days
  • Sweden | 15 days
  • United Kingdom | 15 days

Phu Quoc Island Visa Exemption

Foreigners can also enter Phu Quoc Island without a visa for up to 30 days. This exemption applies to both foreigners entering Vietnam directly on Phu Quoc Island and those transiting at a Vietnam border gate (airport or seaport) and moving to Phu Quoc Island thereafter.

APEC Card Visa Exemption

APEC card or APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) holders are exempt from Vietnam visas for up to 60 days. They are also provided with fast entry and exit through APEC’s separate lanes at the airport.

Visa Exemption Extensions

If you are a visa-exempt foreigner and you want to stay in Vietnam longer than the permitted duration of stay, you can apply for a visa exemption extension. To be eligible for an extension, you must be sponsored by a Vietnamese agency or organization and have a valid passport.

Processing time and fee for visa exemption extension is 5 working days and USD10, respectively.


Vietnam visa exemption is a great way to save time and money on your next trip to Vietnam. Be sure to check the requirements carefully to ensure you are eligible.

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