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Residents of Britain, Germany, France, Spain and Italy now have cause to celebrate, as Vietnam announces its plan to waive visa requirements for an entire year.
The exemption period, which will begin on the 1st of July 2015 and end on the 30th of June 2016, will allow residents of these five countries to travel to Vietnam with nothing but their passport. Belarus will also be added to the list for a period of five years from the same date.
News of the announcement surfaced in the media last week, but it was not until Monday that the Embassy of Vietnam in London confirmed reports in a statement on their website. From July 2016, the visa waiver is expected to be extended to Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
The visa exemption has been introduced to counteract a slump in tourist numbers, which have reportedly been in decline since 2014…
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Thanks for the update! Travelled in Vietnam for 2 months over December/January 2105. Shame it’s not for Australians also as a 3-month visa cost US$80 (cheaper than the 2-month visa).
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Not for Americans either jackie