Most foreigners coming to Vietnam need an entry visa, except for those who are exempt from visa.
Citizens of the following nationals are exempted from visa to Vietnam:
- Citizens of Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and Laos are exempted from visa for a maximum of 30 days.
- Philippine citizens are exempted from visa for a maximum of 21 days.
- Citizens of 13 countries including Russia, Japan, Norway, South Korea, Finland, Sweden, Finland, England, Germany, Spain, Italy, Belarus, Denmark are exempted from visa for a maximum of 15 days.
- Brunei Darussalam and Myanmar are exempted from visa for maximum 14 days.
- French nationals holding diplomatic passports and official passports are exempt from visa for a stay not exceeding 3 months within 6 months from the first date of entry.
- Chilean citizens holding diplomatic or official passports are exempted from visa for maximum 90 days.
- APEC business travel card holders (ABTC) from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies are exempted from visa for visits up to 60 days.
- Citizens of England, Italy, Germany, Spain and France are exempted from visa for up to 15 days until June 30, 2018.
- Belarus citizens are exempted from visa for a maximum of 15 days until June 30, 2020.
- Foreigners and Vietnamese holding foreign passports that enter, exit or reside on Phu Quoc island are exempted from visa for a maximum stay period of 30 days on the condition of travelling to Phu Quoc (including sea and air) from another country except for Vietnam. In case if tourists enter an international border of Vietnam and stay in the transit area at that border gate before forwarding to Phu Quoc island, they are also exempted from entry visa. Passport must be valid for at least 45 days. After arriving in Phu Quoc, if you want to visit other places in Vietnam or want to stay on the island for more than 30 days, you can go to the local Immigration Office to apply for a visa on the spot.