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The easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia

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Dual UK Australian national visiting Vietnam

I have dual Australian and UK citizenship/passports. I am leaving Australia, travelling to Vietnam, then returning to Australia after 13 days. I was planning to leave Australia with my Australian ...
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Do I need to apply for a new Vietnam E-Visa?

I am travelling to Vietnam in two days and I am in a bit of a confusing place, looking for some clarification. In short, I have just realized my passport will expire before the required 6 months after ...
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How to find cheap accommodation with prices in random towns in Vietnam?

I had this problem in Laos too but it seems to be bigger in Vietnam. Very few accommodations are listed in Booking.com which I mostly use in other countries. I'm sure they do in bigger tourist ...
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Where can I get my Vietnam visa printed in Lak Sao, Laos?

I'm in Lak Sao, about 23km from the border crossing from Nam Phao Laos to Cau Treo Vietnam. My e-visa was just granted and I'll cross the border in two days. I read on the official e-visa site that I ...
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Vietnam e-visa application denied with "Please provide a specific (expected) address in Vietnam"

I put my Vietnam e-visa application in this morning and have been checking its progress from time to time despite them saying it usually takes 3 to 6 days. But I did see an update now close to 5pm, ...
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How long can I stay per entry with a single-entry Vietnam e-visa vs a multiple-entry e-visa?

I will apply for a Vietnam e-visa in the coming days but I'm having trouble understanding some of the details due to the plethora of unofficial sites not saying the same thing, and the official site ...
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Entering Vietnam with two passports issued by the same country and the exit stamp from the previous country is in the other passport

I'm a non-dual citizen of Hungary with two passports, both issued by Hungary. I'm currently in Malaysia. I entered Malaysia on passport B but my Vietnam visa is issued for passport A. My exit stamp ...
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Vietnam e-visa with one nationality but two valid passports

There are questions in the Vietnam e-visa application form asking about multiple nationalities and multiple passports. I'm a non-dual citizen of Hungary but I have two valid passports, both issued by ...
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Eye contact culture in Vietnam

In Vietnam, unlike in Thailand, it's noticeable that people typically refrain from smiling during public eye contact, such as when walking on the streets. In Australia, there is a distinct practice of ...
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How can I pay in Vietnam?

How common is it to pay with a credit card in Vietnam? On a trip to Hanoi or Saigon, how often do I have to pay by cash? If you carry cash, do you pay in USD or VND?
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Which other travel destinations have the same or similar vibe to Bali?

I have a question for those who have experienced Bali (Canggu, Kuta, Seminyak). Are there any other places that exude a comparable vibe? I'm specifically referring to places with vibrant nightlife, ...
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Do I really need the details of my previous passports to obtain Vietnamese EVisa?

I've been to Vietnam three times, but the last time was just before they introduced the E-Visa. Now I'm in Laos looking at the Vietnam E-Visa website and it has a question: Have you ever used any ...
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What to do during a long stopover in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam?

I'll be traveling from Australia to India via Vietnam. The flight with VietJet has a long stopover in Vietnam, Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN), Ho Chi Minh City. Will there be enough time to ...
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Cambodia Angkor Air: Da Nang to Siem Reap direct flights only until October 2023?

I was looking for a direct flight from Da Nang (DAD) to Siem Reap (REP) in December, but it seems that there are no direct flights at all after October 15th 2023. Is that really the case, does anyone ...
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Explaining ABTC at departure airport in Europe

I have an APEC Business Travel Card and would like to use it to travel to Vietnam visa-free. My nationality would otherwise require a visa for Vietnam. I will be traveling from a European country ...
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Visa questions regarding post-covid Vietnam [duplicate]

I am travelling to Vietnam in August and I am trying to figure out the visa rules for the country, which have changed quite a bit from the last time I was there ~7 years ago, but so far I'm failing. I ...
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My flight to Vietnam leaves on the day before my visa starts, but arrives 5:30 on the starting date of my visa. Will I have problems boarding? [duplicate]

I have a Vietnamese visa starting on the 30th of June. My flight to Vietnam leaves on the 29th of June 23:10h, and arrives on Hanoi on the 30th of June 5:30h. Is there a chance I might not be allowed ...
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Do I need UAE Visa for Hanoi, Vietnam to Dubai to Alamaty, Kazaksthan

I am traveling from Vietnam to Kazakhstan. I am looking to buy these flight tickets separately. First Hanoi-Dubai (DXB T1) in Philippines Airlines 4 Hours Layover. 2nd Dubai (DXB T3) - Alamaty, ...
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Transit visa for Vietnam through their evisa website

I'll be travelling back to India from Busan, Korea via Hanoi, Vietnam. In that case, I think, I'll require a Vietnamese transit visa. My question is how to apply for one. Now, I now that there is ...
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Can I check-in even though my e-visa will arrive an hour after boarding? (for Vietnam transit)

I am travelling from Korea to India with one self-transfer stop at Vietnam and just found out I needed a Viet e-visa for this. I applied for an emergency e-visa and it says it will be available 1 hour ...
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Buy Vietnamese Dong In Pune/Mumbai

I'll be travelling to Ninh Binh on 18th Dec, 2022 from Ahmedabad, India. But before I commence my travel, I want to convert INR to VND. I tried looking up some websites but couldn't gather much ...
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Which is my port of entry?

I have a flight from New Delhi to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, and From Ho Chi Minh I have a connecting flight to Hanoi but with different airlines (domestic). Which should I write as "entry port&...
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Proof of insurance to enter Vietnam

I have read that, in order to enter Vietnam for a 2 week trip, I have to have medical insurance for Covid with a minimum coverage of $10,000. Finding such an insurance is not difficult. I have already ...
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Can I travel to Vietnam for Christmas in 2020?

I am an Indian citizen and planning to travel to Vietnam during Christmas time. I did find that Vietnam is accepting online E-visa applications for Indian citizens but couldn't find any covid ...
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Where is the main immigration bureau in Ho Chi Minh City?

I would like to know where is the main immigration bureau in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Spanning search on several websites, I have learned (and I might have learned wrong) that three different ...
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Can I extend a tourist visa inside Vietnam?

I can get a tourist visa with the span of one month upmost to Vietnam (as of February 2020 only USA citizens can get more than that and I don't hold a USA citizenship). If I arrive to Vietnam with a ...
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How much a one year visa to Vietnam should cost me if I do the visa directly in a Vietnamese consulate?

I currently reside in Bangkok, not far from the Vietnamese consulate in this city. I hold Israeli citizenship which isn't respected for Vietnam E-visa but does allowed one year tourist visa, either ...
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What are the current travel restrictions in Vietnam?

I am planning to travel to Hanoi from Tokyo in the beginning of April for a couple of days. But news websites like this mention that travellers from Japan and South Korea will be quarantined on entry ...
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How does E-visa differ from Approval Letter Based Visa on Arrival (ALBVoA) for Vietnam?

I fail to understand how does a E-visa differ from Approval Letter Based Visa on Arrival (ALBVoA) usually issued by a government authorized agency for issuing such approval letters. In both cases an ...
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I cannot have an E-visa to Vietnam and contemplate not to use an Authorized Visa on Arrival approval letter agency

As of February 2020 the only state of which I hold a citizenship (Israel) isn't listed in the E-visa eligible states list of the Wikipedia article Visa policy of Vietnam. While I cannot have an E-...
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Is it possible to somehow open a bank account in Vietnam with a tourist visa of six months?

I know that for opening a bank account in Vietnam a tourist visa of one year is required. I consider staying in Vietnam six months or one year. Paying the one year visa fee is a bit "heavy" for me ...
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Is it possible to lengthen a Vietnam tourist visa from six months to one year inside Vietnam?

Assuming I get a six months tourist visa to Vietnam (either by visa on arrival or directly from consulate) and I reached to Vietnam and already spent there almost six months and need to spend six more ...
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How hard is it to find hotels / accommodation in Vietnam on arrival?

I will be travelling to Vietnam in around 9 months with my girlfriend and we are trying to figure out if we should book hotel rooms in advance or if it's a better idea to find accommodation when we ...
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How to find the legal, yet best priced authorized visa on arrival approval letter agency for Vietnam tourist visa

To visit Vietnam as a tourist, some must successfully apply for a Visa On Arrival (VOA) approval letter and carry such approval letter printed, both when arriving to departure airport and a ...
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Where to buy a similar Vietnam SIM card aimed for locals/expats (not for tourists) in HCMC? [duplicate]

I live in Thailand and use a dual SIM smartphone currently containing only one SIM card which is my local prepaid Thailand SIM card. I already visited Vietnam twice; each time for a few days; In both ...
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Using one visa-free to enter Vietnam to avoid multiple-entry visa

I have a French passport which allows one visa-free entry to Vietnam for 15 days Vietnam visa exemption My trip to Vietnam will include a less-than-15-day trip 13-Jan-2020 to 26-Jan-2020, then I ...
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Registration process for tourists in South East Asian countries

I am traveling to Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. I am struggling to find proper information about the requirement of registration. I know hotels register you automatically but I plan to stay at ...
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Am I supposed to exchange my 1949 international driving permit for a local driving license for a short stay in Vietnam?

Am I (French citizen with US and 1949 international driving licenses) supposed to exchange my 1949 international driving permit for a local driving license for a short stay (1 to 3 weeks) to drive a ...
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Is it possible to extend the 14-day visa-free entry in Vietnam?

Is it possible to extend the 14-day visa-free entry in Vietnam? I have a Swedish passport, so I can enter Vietnam for 14 days without a visa. Is it possible to extend that for another 14 days or less ...
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How long does a French citizen have to wait to be able to enter Vietnam visa-free after having previously entered Vietnam with an e-visa?

French citizens currently (2019-07-30) might enter Vietnam visa-free (maximum length of stay: 15 days) or with an e-visa (maximum length of stay: 30 days; 25 USD). I read on https://en.wikipedia.org/...
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Travel between Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam as US Citizen

I know this is more of a general/generic question. However, I want to make sure this is feasible before doing it. The plan is to fly into Chiang Mai, Thailand (from the US), and then fly to Luang ...
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Does Vietnam allow concurrent passports?

In other words, can one have two Vietnamese passports at the same time?
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Indian Citizen travelling from Vietnam to India via Bangkok

I am travelling from Vietnam to India via Bangkok. My flight details are as below: Vietnam - Bangkok : Vietnam Airlines Bangkok - Mumbai : Air India Layover period at Bangkok : 2h20m I would like to ...
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Vietnamese visa will expire just before my post-midnight departure

My Vietnamese visa will expire on May 7th and my sister has booked me a ticket from Ho chi Minh to Philippines on May 8th, my flight is around 1:45 am. Is this okay?
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Can I cross the border from China into Vietnam on a motorcycle?

I have a 100% legally registered motorcycle and drivers license in China and I want to ride into Vietnam on a motorcycle. Is this possible with just those two, plus my passport and visa, American ...
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Feedback/advice on traveling to Chiang Mai / Laos / Vietnam [closed]

Three of us (my wife, 9-year-old daughter and I) are planning to visit Northern Thailand and Vietnam in Nov-Dec. I've done some research on the trip and would love to get feedback on the plans. Any ...
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Departing before the visa is valid, and landing when it is valid - is this a problem?

On August 31, I am flying out of Washington, DC to Ho Chi Minh City, with a connection in Beijing (both via Air China). My connection will occur on September 1st, and by the time I arrive in Vietnam, ...
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First name Middle Name in my passport but only has First Name in my ticket booking [duplicate]

Again this is repetitive question but i have not received correct answer for this. I am flying to Hanoi via Singapore . I have First name Middle Name in my passport but only has First Name in my ...
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Travelling From London to Vietnam being Spanish, Visa issues?

I am flying to Vietnam this August from London although I am from Spain, I have a friend that lives there, since I am flying with him, and it was cheaper than flying from Spain I decided to fly from ...
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How to get Vietnam mainland visa in Phu Quoc?

I got visa exemption when arrived to Phu Quoc. Now I want to fly to Hanoi and they want mainland visa in Phu Quoc because it is domestic flight. I have visa invitation letter for Hanoi but it's not ...
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