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Vietnam tourists from visa-exempt countries can extend stay under new rules

Vietnam expands visa regulations.
Vietnam expands visa regulations. Image by J Aaron Farr / CC BY 2.0

Tourists from visa-exempt countries visiting Vietnam will be allowed to stay longer in the country, according to a government statement. Tourists from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Japan, Russia and South Korea do not require visas to enter Vietnam, but have until now been restricted to visits of no more than 15 days. Under the new rules these travellers will be eligible to extend their stay up to 30 days. Meanwhile, Vietnam is also considering adding more countries to the visa-waiver list. Tourism authorities have in the past proposed waiving visas for visitors from a number of Western European countries, Australia, Canada, India and New Zealand. Read more: thanhniennews.com