Currently, British nationals can enter Vietnam for tourism, transit and business activities for up to 15 days without applying for a visa.
From August 15, 2023, British passport holders can enter Vietnam without a visa for up to 45 days, tripling the previous limit of 15 days.
Currently, UK nationals can enter Vietnam for tourism, transit and business (but not paid or voluntary work) for up to 15 days without applying for a visa.
Longer-stay UK visitors can also apply for an e-visa through the online portal for stays of up to 90 days, up from the previous maximum of 30 days. Additionally, the extended e-Visa is now valid for multiple entries rather than single entry.
Unlike other neighboring countries such as Cambodia and Thailand where visas can be obtained upon arrival at border crossings, Vietnam requires travelers to apply for a pre-approved visa letter through a travel/visa agency in order to obtain a visa stamp upon arrival.
A spokesman for Vietnam Airlines said: “The upcoming changes to visa-free travel and e-visas will significantly increase the flexibility for British tourists to travel to Vietnam and other countries in different parts of South-East Asia. Multi-destination British tourists will be able to enter Vietnam and then travel to other countries, if They miss our beautiful country and can go back. Vietnam Airlines will accompany them all the way with direct flights from London Heathrow to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, as well as an extensive direct network with other major cities in Vietnam, Asia and Australia .”