A Vietnam visa is required for all nationalities except those eligible for a visa exemption. With the visa exemption program, visitors can enter Vietnam with just their passport and a return ticket. If these visitors wish to stay longer than the stated period, they can apply for a visa at a local Vietnamese embassy or consulate; or apply online for a visa-on-arrival.
Below is a list of nationalities who can enter Vietnam without a visa:
|United Kingdom *||15 days|
|Spain *||15 days|
|France *||15 days|
|Italy *||15 days|
|Germany *||15 days|
|South Korea||15 days|
|The Philippines||21 days|
* Countries marked with Asterisk are granted visa exemption from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017 only
*** Vietnamese Overseas are eligible for a 5 year visa exemption. Read Visa Exemption for Vietnamese Americans for example.