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Visa advantage is “great news” for Vietnam tourism 


The Asia-Pacific Tourism Association (PATA) welcomes visa facilitation policies for international visitors to Vietnam, effective from August 15. 

The PATA side said that the visa exemption and longer stay period could bring significant benefits to Vietnam in promoting tourism and attracting foreign investment. “The great news is that Vietnam has expanded its visa policies, including visa-free entry for some countries with a threefold increase in the length of stay, from 15 to 45 days,” said Chris Crampton – Owner PATA President in the United Kingdom and Ireland said.

With the e-visa duration increased from 30 to 90 days, travel experts believe that visitors from the UK and other countries will stay in Vietnam longer. This is further boosted by the increase in air connections from the UK to Vietnam at the end of October this year, from 5 flights/week to 7 flights/week.

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International tourists travel to Hoi An, Vietnam.

David Kevan, director of CHIC Locations, a tourism company, said: The direct advantage is to encourage tourists to stay longer. We mainly offer travel to Vietnam as it is a diverse destination with many tourist centers. British tourists usually combine at least four destinations in Vietnam, and now they can travel slower and more leisurely here

As the peak tourism season approaches, Vietnam has relaxed its visa policy for international tourists, as many countries in the Asia Pacific region also use this tool to attract tourists, such as Thailand, New Zealand, Malaysia, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea. Mr. Chris Crampton said, “More flexible visa options for destinations in the Asia Pacific region will promote tourism by strengthening regional connectivity.”

According to Bangkokpost, the favorable visa policy in Vietnam can make Thailand “lose customers”. According to Mr. Chaiyapruk Thongkam – Chairman of the Thai Inland Tourism Association, it is currently difficult for Chinese tourists to get a Thai tourist visa because the entry visa takes too long and the cost is higher than before the Covid pandemic. -19… As a result, many tourists may move to visit Vietnam, where the immigration process is less complicated and the tourism infrastructure is more “pleasant”.

Source: VOV.VN

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