The Vietnamese government has approved a two-year extension of the pilot e-visa issuance programme for foreigners visiting the country.

 

The policy, launched on February 1 last year, benefitting travellers from 40 countries, including China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, India, the US,  Germany, and Sweden, was scheduled to expire next February.

Applicants can get a 30-day, single-entry e-visa for a tourist or business trip by paying a 25 USD application fee online.

Visitors with e-visas can enter the country at any of Vietnam’s eight international airports. They can also arrive by land at 13 international border gates and by sea at seven ports around the country.

In the first eight months of this year more than 241,000 foreign tourists entered the country with e-visas. The country Received 12.9 million foreign arrivals last year./.-VNA