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[Update October 5, 2020] When will Vietnam open? Can I enter Vietnam now?

At present, the Vietnamese border is still closed, and the government has not specified when it will open again. There is so much information recently that many tourists don’t think that information is reliable.

From July 1, 2020:

Citizens from 80 countries will be eligible to apply online for Vietnamese e-visa, also known as Vietnam e-visa. This means that citizens of these countries no longer need to go to the Vietnamese embassy for a visa. In addition to applying for a landing visa online, they can also apply for an e-visa online and wait for the visa to be sent by email.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Vietnamese border is still closed to all foreign tourists. So although the new law says that e-visa applications will begin in July, foreign tourists will have to wait for new information about the open.

Updated August 1, 2020:

Air transport activities in Vietnam and Taiwan have been resumed since August, but there is no new information on the visa issue. So Taiwan citizens should not be in a hurry. Please wait for new information.

Updated September 1, 2020:

Coronavirus pneumonia cases have been confirmed novel coronavirus pneumonia in Vietnam during the past few days, according to the report of the Vietnam National crown prevention and control committee.

Vietnamese police have arrested many foreigners who have entered Vietnam illegally, most of them Chinese. At present, the Vietnamese government is checking whether all foreign citizens in Vietnam have entered the country legally.

Friends in Da Nang, please take care of yourself.

Foreign friends who want to come to Vietnam, please don’t worry and enter Vietnam through those unreliable companies. Please wait until the condition changes and Vietnam is open.

For those foreign citizens who come to Vietnam as experts and have Vietnamese companies as guarantors, please let your company handle the relevant materials and isolation sites. (at present, people coming to Vietnam need to be isolated for 14 days.).

Updated September 10, 2020:

Flights from Vietnam to China, Japan, and South Korea will be reopened from September 15. Flights to Taiwan, Cambodia, and Laos will reopen from September 22.

In addition to diplomats and civil servants, immigration also applies to Vietnamese citizens working in countries such as Japan and South Korea who wish to return home. Foreign experts, skilled workers, investors, and key project personnel.

Update October 5, 2020:

International routes to Guangzhou (China), Seoul (South Korea), Tokyo (Japan), Taipei (Taiwan), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), and Vientiane (Laos) have been resumed, but Vietnamese visa has not been resumed.

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According to the regulations of the Immigration Bureau, foreigners’ overstaying will be subject to administrative sanctions for violating the social security order or even be blacklisted. If you are on the blacklist of the Vietnam Immigration Bureau, your next visit to Vietnam becomes more complicated and difficult and even refused entry.

As you know, the Vietnam landing visa is one of the visas issued by the Vietnamese Immigration Bureau, which aims to help foreign tourists save more time and money. However, applicants sometimes feel a bit uneasy about some of the drawbacks of getting a visa only when they arrive in Vietnam.

1 / Airport support services (fast track service) The service helps passengers get a visa and stamp quickly at the Vietnamese airport without having to queue up. It is to avoid wasting valuable passengers’ time when arriving at the airport, especially on long-distance flights.

Vietnam government’s notice (update 2020-10-01): continue to stop all visas, including electronic visa, consulate visa, and landing visa. At present, We don’t know when to resume the visa application.

Vietnam government’s notice (update 01-10-2020): continue to stop all visas, including electronic visas, consulate visas, and landing visas. At present, We don’t know when to resume the visa application.

South Koreans in Vietnam with expired Vietnamese visas will be subject to administrative sanctions, much more serious than deportation from Vietnamese territory. This will have an adverse effect on your next return to Vietnam.