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Vietnam visa

Post by av8er » Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:45 pm

I'm not sure if I'm hallucinating or not but, I just got off the Vietnamese Embassy, Bangkok website, (I think/hope it was the right site), and apparently U.K.citizens-among many others-are exempt from visa requirements. The length of stay varies-in my/our case it's 15 days, and for our little Thai fun bunnies 30. Can anyone confirm if this is right, or should I stop smoking that stuff :D

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Re: Vietnam visa

Post by jamborab » Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:59 pm

Flew from Bangkok to Hanoi in January for 5 days and no visa was required.

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Re: Vietnam visa

Post by barrys » Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:56 pm

Yes, it's certainly true until the end of this month. Nobody seems to be sure what will happen then.
See the following sites:

http://www.vietnamvisa-easy.com/pages/v ... -exemption
https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Travel-g2 ... l.Voa.html

http://vietnamembassy.org.uk/index.php? ... ct=Notice3


Edited to include 3rd link

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Re: Vietnam visa

Post by Bristolian » Mon Jun 13, 2016 7:01 pm

Having been there several times this year under the visa exempt system they would be crazy to turn back. Visitor numbers are up and this must be tourists as anyone on buisness simply goes through the old visa system quite easily and quite painlessly

I really hope that they see that the experiment has worked. Thaikand next? ...... I think not!!
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Re: Vietnam visa

Post by Big Boy » Mon Jun 13, 2016 7:43 pm

Bristolian wrote:Thaikand next? ...... I think not!!
Assuming you mean Thailand :wink: , have we not been benefiting from this for many years, or is the Vietnamese system significantly different?
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Re: Vietnam visa

Post by Bristolian » Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:04 pm

Big Boy wrote:
Bristolian wrote:Thaikand next? ...... I think not!!
Assuming you mean Thailand :wink: , have we not been benefiting from this for many years, or is the Vietnamese system significantly different?
:D Yes I intended to type Thailand but with 2Lbs of sausages instead of fingers and an iPhone it's pretty easy to strike the k and not the l Key.... Sorry

I guess that you are right for tourists and there is currently little difference between Vietnam and Thaikand
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I was looking from a business perspective where it is much easier (now) to enter Vietnam legitimately on business, and with the appropriate visa, than it is to Thailand.

If you sail around the visa rules it's not really any different ( not that I would circumnavigate the rules of course)
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Re: Vietnam visa

Post by jungle » Tue Jun 14, 2016 5:30 am

was in Hanoi last week and no visa needed for UK passport holders. i hope this continues after the 30th of June, it makes things so easy and can only be good for the tourist industry.

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Re: Vietnam visa

Post by av8er » Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:20 pm

Interesting!!!!! I'm guessing that it's a trial period to see if the filthy running dog, capitalist pigs-that's you and me-can be trusted not to corrupt the little darlings!! I should add that I'm planning/hoping to take in Vietnam as part of a motorcycle trip including Laos and Cambodia, and I know that often, immigration rules and visa requirements vary according to method of entry-air versus land-and whether or not a vehicle is involved. Any thoughts?

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