General Director Nguyen Van Tuan, following up by VNAT’s delegation, had meetings with five European Embassies in Vietnam, including Belarus, Spain, the UK, France and Italia.
The Vietnamese Government’s approval of waiving Vietnam visa for citizens of the Republic of Belarus (in 5 years) and the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain and Italy (in 1 year) from July 1, 2015 was informed in the meeting. This new policy is highly expected to boost and attract more tourists from these countries to Vietnam.
Vietnam is known as the potential destination endowed with beautiful landscapes, rich cuisine and friendly, hospitable people. VNAT intends to organize road shows to introduce the image of Vietnam to these European markets with the participation of travel agencies and journalists.
The Ambassadors expressed their appreciation and pleasure to Vietnamese Government’s approval of the visa waiver and announced that the information has been provided extensively through media, social network. The Ambassadors also agreed to the proposal of General Director Nguyen Van Tuan and hoped that the visa exemption policy will be extended in the future to facilitate the exchange of tourists between Viet Nam and these countries.
Like citizens of UK, Belarus, France, and Italia, the Spain passport holders can enjoy 15-days in Vietnam without Visa. However, for those who are planning long-terms holidays in Vietnam, it would be better if applying for Vietnam Visa before traveling since extending visa in Vietnam is currently difficult for visitors enjoying Vietnam visa exemption and the cost for visa extension is much higher. To apply for Vietnam Visa online from Spain, click here to read: http://vietnamvisa.es/how-to-get-a-vietnam-visa-on-arrival/