Vietnamese Foreign Minister Nguyen Dy Nien and his Japanese counterpart Nobutaka Machimura exchanged diplomatic notes to this effect in Tokyo, on March 8th.Vietnamese and Japanese diplomatic and official passport holders will be exempted from visa requirements as of May 1st.
Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, and Finnish citizens will be exempted from requiring visas as of May 1 when they enter, exit or stay in Viet Nam for less than 15 days.
Agreements on visa exemptions for diplomatic passport holders Viet Nam has signed with France will come into effect on July 1st. A similar agreement, which will begin on June 25th, also includes official passport holders in the beneficiary list. The Foreign Ministry announced the information on June 1st.
Businesspeople from a number of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies will be granted easier access to enter Vietnam as the country has officially joined the APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) programme.
The Prime Minister has issued a decision on entry and exit procedures for foreign visitor to Phu Quoc Island in southern Kien Giang Province on September 16th.