According to, every passport holder of United Kingdom will be able to be exempted from Vietnam visa for stays of maximum 15 days in Vietnam, according to the recently issued Resolution No 46/NQ-CP by Vietnamese Government. This new policy will also be applied for  passport holders of France, Germany, Spain and Italy and come into effect for one year from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.

Accordingly, UK citizens now can enjoy visa exemptions with all types of passports and immigration reasons if they meet the conditions required by Vietnamese law.

Like the UK, seven countries of Russian, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, and Belarus has unilaterally been exempted 15-day-visa for citizens so far. In addition, Vietnam has also bilaterally granted 30-day visa exemption for passport holders from 9 ASEAN countries.

The new policy of free visa for five countries in Europe is expected to boost the Vietnam tourism industry by attracting more and more tourists from other countries all over the world in general and the UK tourists in particular.

However, it is emphasized that visa exemption for UK passport holders is applied for stay of maximum 15 days in Vietnam. In case ones want to stay more than 15 days in Vietnam, applying for visa on arrival is highly recommended to save cost and time.

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