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VN expands e-visa plan

Update: December, 08/2017 - 09:00
Foreign visitors in HCM City. — VNS File Photo
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — Việt Nam has expanded its e-visa scheme to cover visitors from six more countries, including major tourism markets Australia and India, taking the total number of countries now to 46.

Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the UAE are the other four.

Việt Nam began allowing tourists from 40 countries to apply for e-visas last February, with China, Japan, South Korea, the US, the UK, Germany and Sweden — all major target markets for its tourism sector, among the 40.

Of the six new additions, Australians are the seventh biggest group of foreign arrivals and among the top spenders.

Visitors can apply online for a 30-day, single-entry visa by paying a non-refundable application fee.

It will take applicants three working days to find out if their visa applications have been approved.

Visitors with e-visas can enter through eight international airports, 13 international border gates on land or seven ports. — VNS

 

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