Vietnam increases visa fee by 80%

But travellers from Nordic countries enter free

The authorities in Vietnam will raise visa fees for incoming travellers with effect from 1 January 2013, according to a statement on the government’s online news website. The Ministry of Finance statement says that fees for single-entry visas for foreigners and Vietnamese residing abroad will increase to US$45 from US$25. Multiple-entry visas lasting for one month, six months and more than six months will cost US$65, US$95 and US$135, respectively.
However, visa fees are waived for citizens of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, as well as Japan, South Korea and Russia, while citizens of Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore are not required to apply for incoming visas.
TTG Asia
[pictured: InterContinental Danang Resort, Vietnam; courtesy IHG]


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