To further boost the tourism sector, Vietnam is now considering visa-free entry for Indians and Chinese, a move earlier taken by Sri Lanka.
A visible hint in this regard was made as Prime Minister Pham Min-chan chaired a conference on Wednesday and proposed exemptions for wealthy countries like Canada, Australia, the United States and the remaining 20 members of the 27-member European Union.
Moreover, the country’s Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, recently stressed issuing short-term visa waivers for major markets like China and India to boost the recovery of the tourism sector, a sector that has faced the brunt of Covid-19 for years.
Vietnam’s current visa regime is a bit relaxed but only for citizens from France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Italy, Denmark, Spain, Denmark, and Finland who enjoy the liberty to travel to the country without a visa.
The country is also providing e-visas with multiple entrance permits and a 90-day validity period to citizens of other nations but India’s entry to the visa-waiver club comes as a piece of good news for the South Asian nation.
No exact details regarding the future course of action have been announced; however, if the policy of access without a visa is approved, Vietnam would become one of the few nations providing Indian tourists with ease, along with Sri Lanka and Thailand.
Vietnam, situated in Southeast Asia, boasts a population surpassing 97 million, residing across its diverse landscapes. The country’s climate varies from tropical in the south to temperate in the north, offering distinct weather patterns ideal for travel throughout the year.
Annually, Vietnam attracts millions of tourists drawn by its captivating natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant culture. Popular destinations such as Ha Long Bay, Ho Chi Minh City, and Hanoi enthrall visitors with their historic landmarks, bustling city life, and scenic landscapes, contributing to the country’s tourism industry’s significant growth and appeal.