The Vietnam visa exemption for UK passport holders has been extended from July 2018 right the way through to June 2021.
This applies to single entry travel and allows for a stay of up to 15 days (14 nights). You need to declare you are travelling for leisure/tourism and it is vital your passport has a validity of at least 6 months from the day of arrival in Vietnam.
Differing regulations apply should you be travelling on business, or you intend to combine Vietnam with a neighbouring country such as Cambodia or Laos and will return to Vietnam later in your itinerary.
This is great news. Vietnam has been one of our best-selling destinations this year, and the visa exemption ruling has assisted the demand. I wish they would extend the period up to 21 days, as this would make longer stays even more attractive being that there is so much to see and do. But I gather the tourism officials in the country might have to be extra persuasive with the immigration department who just see it as a loss of revenue, rather than looking at the considerably bigger picture. – DK
DK and MH have just returned from an extensive toe to tip tour of Vietnam, starting in Phu Quoc and ending in Hanoi with so many places in-between. A separate review coming shortly, but so many wonderful experiences.
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