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30-Day Visa Exemption for Foreigners Visiting Phu Quoc

Starting March 10, international travelers to Phu Quoc will enjoy a 30-day visa exemption.

The visa waiver is part of decision No. 80 signed by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on December 27 with the purpose of “support[ing] local authorities’ plan to transfer the island into an economic zone.”


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Under the new regulations, foreigners will be exempt from entry, exit and transit visas for up to 30 days. This includes those who stop over at any airport or seaport on their way to the UNESCO world biosphere reserve.

This welcome news is a bit surprising given Vietnam’s recently announced, controversial visas policies which are making it increasingly difficult (and expensive) for foreigners living and traveling in the country.

 

[Tuoi Tre // Photo via jamie Mellor]