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July, 19 2011 09:12:43

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This week:

Foreign passengers on connection flights or transit at international seaports will be allowed to stay in Viet Nam for up to 15 days instead of the current five from August 14, according to new Ministry of Public Security regulations.

The application procedure for the new US$5 transit permits, which are much cheaper than tourist visas, will be simple, timesaving, economic and conducted by travel agents on tourists' behalf.

Chairman of the Viet Nam Travel Association Vu The Binh said that the move is aimed at attracting more transit tourists, reported to remain very few, to Viet Nam.

How do you welcome the new regulations?

Do you usually break up your journey in order to spend several days on transit tours? What type of travel services do you expect during your temporary stay?

Where in Viet Nam do you plan to go given 15 days? What should travel agents do to attract more tourists?

We welcome your opinions. E-mails should be sent to:

opinion.vietnamnews@gmail.com – or faxed to 84-4-39332311. Letters can be sent to: The Editor, Viet Nam News, 11 Tran Hung Dao, Ha Noi. All comments must be received by July 21.

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Alan Simpson - alan.simpson@modec.com   Alan Simpson
April, 23 2014 21:30:11
Dear Sirs, I often visit the beaches in Vung Tau for swimming with my family, and I'm surprised at how polluted by litter they are. Families have picnics there and leave their rubbish. Vietnams' beaches are a national asset and citizens & visitors need to be encouraged to keep them clean, local administrators should provide good facilities for litter disposal, and and an education program to inform people about good litter management . Litter polluted beaches and swimming places make a bad impression on visitors. Most countries have heavy fines for littering the beaches. Thanks for the opportunity to comment brgds Alan. A lan
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