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Tourists travelling to Viet Nam, Thailand and Cambodia may only need one visa in the future. What do you think of the idea?

Update: August, 30/2013 - 10:50

In the future, tourists travelling to Viet Nam, Thailand and Cambodia may only need one visa instead of three different visas required in previous years.

The Prime Minister has requested the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism; Ministry of Foreign Affairs and relevant agencies to conduct research into a single visa for the three countries.

Since late December 2012, Thailand and Cambodia have agreed that tourists from up to 35 countries may use a single visa to enter both countries, similar to the visa policy used in European countries. International tourists can now obtain visas at respective embassies or border gates in Thailand or Cambodia.

Tourism experts have said that Viet Nam's cooperation with Thailand and Cambodia will be the first step in implementing a single visa scheme for ASEAN countries.

It is also expected to help Viet Nam attract more international tourists.

What do you think of the idea? In your opinion, how would the policy, if it comes into effect, motivate tourists to come to Viet Nam and the two other countries?

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