Your Say, published every Friday, lets readers express their opinions on a topic or issue raised by the editor.
This week: Viet Nam cuts visa fees. What do you think about that?
Visa fees for foreign passport holders and overseas Vietnamese will be lowered by half in an effort to encourage visitors amid recent revenue struggles.
Starting November 23, the single-entry visa will cost US$25 instead of the current $45, whereas the fee for multiple-entry visas with validity of less than three months will go down from $95 to $50.
For tourists who enter Viet Nam and continue travelling to Laos and Cambodia, then come back to Viet Nam to return to their home countries within a month, the visa fee is $5 instead of $45 as currently charged.
Do you think the visa reduction will encourage tourists to come to Viet Nam? Do you think it's also good news for investors, at least in terms of travelling? Besides lowering visa fees, what should the country do to have more foreign visitors?
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