In order to attract more tourists to the nation, Vietnam will lower visa requirements. Due to difficulties in obtaining tourist visas, travelers from all over the world cannot visit the country, so Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has ordered officials to simplify visa regulations.
In 2022, fewer than 3.7 million tourists will have visited the nation, which is known for its street food, beaches, and UNESCO World Heritage Site Halong Bay.
In addition to expanding e-visas, more visa waivers will be available, and the length of stays for international visitors will be increased, according to the premier, who has now given the go-ahead to change immigration policies.
Travelers from 13 countries can enter Vietnam visa-free and stay for a maximum of 15 days. Visitors from nine Asian countries can stay for 30 days visa-free.
In order to bring in eight million foreign visitors this year, Vietnam’s tourism ministry says a more lenient visa policy is crucial.
Over 18 million international tourists visited the country in 2019 before the pandemic disrupted daily life across continents. Since COVID restrictions were lifted by countries, efforts have been made to attract more and more tourists around the world.
As a result of the removal of social distancing protocols, hotel occupancy rates have skyrocketed.