Minister Nguyen Duy Nien signed yesterday a temporary
regulation that exempts visitors who are holders of
passports issued by Japan and the Republic of Korea
from entry and exit visas.
decision stipulates that as of July 1, all Japanese
and RoK passport holders are allowed to enter Vietnam
without entry and exit visas, provided that their stay
in Vietnam does not exceed 15 days.
passports must also have at least three months’ validity
and contain no restrictions regarding Vietnam. In addition,
tourists need to present their return tickets or tickets
to a third destination.
wanting to stay longer than 15-day period can obtain
an extension permit or visa grant, provided that their
reasons are legitimate. They must also be backed by
Vietnamese entities, which will send a written request
to the Immigration Department of the Public Security
Ministry or the Consulate Department of the Foreign
February 1998, Vietnam and the RoK signed an agreement
exempting diplomatic and official passports issued by
the two governments from entry and exit visas.