25 August, 2018 Freeland Journey
The validity of visa exemption for UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy in the Resolutions No.56/NQ-CP had been approved on 30 June 2017
Effected from the beginning of July, UK, France, Germany, Spain, and Italy’ residents will get visa exemptions for the next three years, until June 30, 2021. Vietnam has offered visa waivers for five European countries’ residents in July, 2015. Whereby, the policy has been updated regularly and had expired at the end of June in the same year.
Recognize as one of those countries in Asia which has strictest visa policy. But lately, Viet Nam has chance their conception about this issue for tourism industry’s increment, practically by offers visa waivers to traveler from 24 countries and territories, including the ASEAN member countries. In the efforts of boosting the tourism industrial growth, the e-visa appeared as a method to improve the situation of Viet Nam, which is now available to people from 46 different countries.
According to this latest Decision, UK, French, Spanish, Italian, and German travelers can stay in Viet Nam up to 15 days regardless of passport types and purposes of trip, in an understandable way, no visa needed.
Lately, the Western arrivals to Vietnam has increased dramatically, with 720,000 in 2015, 855,000 in 2016, and 1,500,000 in 2017. Especially, in the first five months of 2018, foreign arrivals to Vietnam crossed 6.7 million, up 27.6 per cent annually. The number of European visitors rose by 11.8 per cent year-on-year, including those from France (13.1 per cent), the UK (9.6 per cent), Germany (8.5 per cent), and Italy (18.3 per cent).
With the expectation of create a positive influence on the tourism industry in the next three years, the simplification of visa application procedures for foreign tourists as well as visa exemptions for the travelers from Italy, Germany, UK, France and Spain hoped to be a big move of the government on Viet Nam’s economics.
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