Vietnam visa exemption 2022

Note: All the Vietnam visa exemption cases have been resumed like before Covid.

☘ What is Vietnam Visa Exemption?

Vietnam visa exemption (also known as Vietnam visa waiver, or Vietnam visa free) means the case that a foreign national is allowed to enter Vietnam and stay in the country for a certain period of time without having to follow any Vietnam visa procedure as the Vietnam government has signed the bilateral/unilateral visa exemption agreement for their country.

This kind of visa exemption is completely different from a Vietnam visa exemption certificate (also known as Vietnam 5 years visa).

☘ Vietnam Visa Exemption countries

As of January 2022, regular passport holders of 25 countries DO NOT need a visa for Vietnam. Here is the full list of Vietnam visa free countries:

No Country Maximum stay Conditions (if any)
1 Chile 90 days For tourist visa only
2 Panama 90 days For tourist visa only
3 Cambodia 30 days
4 Indonesia 30 days
5 Kyrgyzstan 30 days
6 Laos 30 days
7 Malaysia 30 days
8 Singapore 30 days
9 Thailand 30 days
10 Philippines 21 days
11 Brunei 14 days
12 Myanmar 14 days
13 Belarus 15 days The 30-day interval between 02 stays with visa exemption has been removed in accordance with the new law on entry, exit, transit, and residence of foreigners in Vietnam which takes effect on July 1, 2020.
14 Denmark 15 days
15 Finland 15 days
16 France 15 days
17 Germany 15 days
18 Italy 15 days
19 Japan 15 days
20 Norway 15 days
21 Russia 15 days
22 South Korea 15 days
23 Spain 15 days
24 Sweden 15 days
25 United Kingdom (Not applicable to BNO) 15 days


The above information about the Vietnam visa exemption (updated on March 15, 2021) is provided for informational purposes only, please double-check with the official authorities in your current country before departure.

☘ Other Vietnam Visa Exemption Cases

The 30-day visa exemption is granted to those entering the coastal economic zones decided by the Government when those zones meet the following conditions:

  1. Having an international airport,
  2. Having their own space;
  3. Having defined geographical boundaries and being separate from the mainland; being in line with socio-economic development policies while posing no threat to the national defense, security, social order, and safety of Vietnam.

British National Overseas (BNO) passport holders are not eligible for the 15-day Vietnam visa exemption. So, they need to apply for a visa to visit Vietnam.

Conditions for Making Vietnam Visa Exemption

To enter Vietnam with a Vietnam visa exemption, eligible travelers are required to ensure:

  1. Their passport is valid for at least 6 months following their date of arrival in Vietnam; and
  2. Their passport has at least 02 blank pages.

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