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The easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia

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London > Siem Reap with Vietnam Airlines - transfer Ho Chi Minh

As the title states, I have booked a flight from London to Siem Reap, Cambodia with Vietnam Airlines. This includes a 2hr 50m transfer in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, where we switch to a Cambodia Angkor Air ...
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Can I leave on the day of expiration of my Vietnam Visa?

My visa in Vietnam expires May 1st, can I buy a plane ticket to fly out of Vietnam on May 1st or do I need to leave the day before expiration? I found one forum entry where a person said a visa is ...
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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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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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Does Vietnam store visas digitally?

I leave Vietnam next weekend, on the day my visa extension runs out. The date is a little smudged (it does read but I am concerned they'll think it's for a later date). Is my expiry date in the ...
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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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Photo requirements for Vietnam e-visa application

Can you take your own photo if it meets the requirements rather than getting passport photos? The application asks for a scan of your passport and an additional image where you are not smiling, no ...
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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 ...
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Is it possible for an Australian citizen to get a visa for Vietnam while in Taiwan?

I'm flying to Taiwan in January and will travel for one year or more. I'm looking at which countries are the cheapest to fly to when I'm ready to move on from Taiwan. I see Vietnam is the cheapest ...
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Can I get both a visa free entry and a visa to Vietnam and seamlessly transition between them?

Can I get both a visa free entry and a visa to Vietnam and seamlessly transition between them? Is it possible to apply for a visa to Vietnam in say Khon Kaen (Thailand) from 15 of February to 13th of ...
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Vietnam visa application online safety

There are several websites which offer to get Vietnam visa by applying online, they require sending passport and other personal data. How to know that selected website for visa issuing is reliable and ...
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Is transit visa required in Suvarnabhumi airport, Bangkok?

I am travelling from Ho Chi Minh to Mumbai by connecting flight. I'm on Thai Airways from Ho Chi Minh to Bangkok and Jet Airways from Bangkok to Mumbai. There is 3.30 mins layover at BKK airport. Do I ...
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Vietnam visa requirements for UK citizens

Do I need a visa for Vietnam if I arrive in July 2018? I can only find information that states no visa is required for UK citizens arriving in Vietnam before 30 June 2018. I hold a full UK passport.
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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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Best way to travel to and inside Vietnam

I am entering Vietnam from Luang Prabang and would like to reach Ho Chi Minh city 12 days henceforth. I would like to cover as much Vietnam as possible (Sapa, Hanoi, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh city) What is ...
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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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How to vet an overseas travel agency

I am an American planning a trip to Vietnam, and I was planning to book through a travel agency located in Vietnam. In researching the travel agency, I found a lot of reason to feel good about the ...
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Vietnam e-visa: exit Point differing from entry Point

While filling out the Vietnam e-visa application, they ask the applicant to fill out the intended entry airport and the intended exit airport. At the time of filling this form, I filled in the same ...
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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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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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What mobile network in Vietnam has the best 3G coverage?

I will be traveling all over Vietnam and I would like to be as often connected as possible. So having a sim card with the mobile network having the best 3G coverage is key to this aim.
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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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Travelling from Busan to Hanoi with EU passport. Do I need to show flight ticket out of Vietnam? [duplicate]

Travelling from Busan to Hanoi with EU passport. Do I need to show flight ticket out of Vietnam? Departing Busan, arriving in Hanoi. I have an EU passport (Swedish). Do I need to show a flight ...
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Will all accommodation be full (or at inflated prices) if arriving in Vietnam right in the middle of Tết?

I arrived overland in Cambodia from Laos on the 19th of January and the Immigration guy put 19th of February on my visa (a bonus extra day!) so that's the day I'll cross the land border from Cambodia ...
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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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Micro SIM cards in Vietnam and Cambodia?

I'm looking to get prepaid SIM cards while I'm travelling in SE Asia this fall. How is the availability of micro SIM cards (i.e. the kind you use for iPhones) in Vietnam and Cambodia? And more ...
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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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Vietnam e-visa and flight boarding (US Citizen)

On August 31, I am flying out of Washington, DC to Ho Chi Minh City, with a connection in Beijing (all 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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Connecting flights at Ho Chi Minh airport Vietnam

I will be traveling to South east Asia for 15 days. My first landing will be in VIetnam Ho Chi Minh Airport. As a German Citizen, I am exempt of visa for a maximum of 15 days on a single entry. I ...
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What motorbike to use in Vietnam

I am going to Vietnam end of February together with my girlfriend for 3 weeks. We want to rent a motorbike for part of the travel (Hoi An to HCMC). We will both ride on one, for this, and because we ...
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Am I allowed to transit in Narita under these conditions? (overnight transit)

I am a US permanent resident card holder who was born in Vietnam. My return flight requires an overnight (16 hour-non same day) transit in narita. I do not have a passport as I am traveling to vietnam ...
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Is it possible to get an e-Visa for Vietnam?

There are multiple websites online allowing one to apply for an 'e-Visa' for Vietnam. Are they following the law or is it some sort of a scam? There is a Vietnamese embassy in my city but it's much ...
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Why different fees for Vietnam Visa Approval Letters

Why is it that when applying for a Vietnam Visa approval letter could cost up to 45 USD(like this one) when some could cost as low as 5 USD(like this one)? Is there any risk of using the cheaper ones?...
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How can a Canadian citizen obtain a Vietnamese visa while abroad in a country without a Vietnamese embassy?

How can I get a legitimate visa-on-arrival letter or visa for Vietnam? I am Canadian but am in Ecuador, which does not have a Vietnamese embassy. This means that I cannot apply in person. I am also ...
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Time needed to get a Vietnamese motorcycle license and riding into Laos and Cambodia? [closed]

I have a United States driver's license with a motorcycle endorsement, the associated IDP, and I have been riding motorcycles for years. I've also previously rented motorbikes in Thailand and China ...
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Can foreigners cross from Cambodia to Vietnam at the Binh Di river?

I'm thinking of going to Angkor Borei in Cambodia to visit a friend who is volunteering there in my last days before my visa runs out and I cross into Vietnam. I already have my Vietnam visa. I can ...
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Phone service crossing borders, Vietnam>Thailand>Laos>Cambodia

I'll be traveling to SE Asia, and want one phone service. If I buy a SIM card with Viettel in Vietnam, will it function in Thailand and in Laos and in Cambodia? If it does, will I be charged ...
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Is it offensive to use 'Saigon' instead of 'Ho Chi Minh City'?

I've heard some people talking about Saigon instead of Ho Chi Minh City. Besides the fact that those people usually were French (I'm French myself as well) I was wondering if that could be considered ...
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I am an Indian passport holder planning to visit Vietnam via Singapore. Which visa should I acquire?

I am planning to visit Vietnam this year. Since there are no direct flights from India to Vietnam I am planning to break my journey in Singapore. The plan for now is to take a round trip from India to ...
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Can I get a new 90 days Visa on Arrival for Vietnam before my current one expires

I am a US Citizen and my current 3 month Vietnam tourist visa expires on December 27th. I am currently in Europe for two more weeks before returning to Ho Chi Minh on December 22nd. Is it possible to ...
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What is the correct visa type to attend a conference in Vietnam?

I have been invited for a talk in a conference by the organizers to be held in Vietnam. I am working as a scientist for the government of India and have an Indian passport. I wish to get a visa for ...
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Are there actually accommodation options in Cần Thơ, Vietnam for less than USD $10? [closed]

Here in Cần Thơ in Southern Vietnam all the usual ways I use to find cheap accommodation fail to turn up anything less than USD $10 - and that one, where I am now, is quite a bit cheaper than anything ...
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US Citizen Departing on a non-US Passport [duplicate]

I am a US citizen holding multiple passports. The problem is that my US passport is getting very full despite having 6 more years on it. There are Visas on my passport which I do not want to lose ...
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Do I need proof of onward travel when flying from Malaysia to Vietnam?

I am Lithuanian (EU citizen), on a single entry 3-month visa. I have crossed from Cambodia to Vietnam by land and hasn't been asked for proof of onward travel do I need one when coming into Vietnam ...
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Can I bring snake wine from Vietnam to Europe?

update I could smuggle two small bottles in my big suitcase. The rice alcohol with a snake in it is being sold in most souvenir shops, I finally bought it today on my last day in Vietnam because it’s ...
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British National flying to Vietnam from Bangkok. Can I get the visa on arrival?

I will be flying to Vietnam from Bangkok this summer and I'm trying to figure out if I will need to apply for my visa in advance. As I understand it (from various 'Vietnam visa' websites) as I am from ...
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Crossing on land from Cambodia to Vietnam at Ha Tien, do I need proof of onward travel?

I am thinking of going to Vietnam for a few months and maybe more... The plan is to cross the land border at Ha Tien with my family and 6-month baby from Cambodia to Vietnam, then head to Saigon. I ...
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Crossing border from Phnom Penh, Cambodia to Tay Ninh, Vietnam

I am a Filipino citizen and will be conducting an internal audit in Tay Ninh. I will be crossing the border from Phnom Penh, Cambodia. What are the things I should do or prepare?