An agreement on visa exemption for diplomatic passport holders signed between the Vietnamese and Italian Governments took effect as of Jan. 20, 2012.

Under the agreement, the two countries' holders of valid diplomatic passports, whose residence does not exceed 90 days, will be exempted from visa requirements during a six-month period, starting from the entry date to Vietnam (for Italian citizens) or to the first country in the Schengen area (for Vietnamese citizens)./.