Category Archives: Travel and visa news

Visa, a barrier of Vietnam tourism

Many European tourists would choose Indonesia, Thailand for long holiday instead of Vietnam because they don’t have to apply for visa when visiting these countries. For the past 10 years, Thomas (France) and Araya, Thai girlfriend, have stayed in many places in Europe, Hong Kong, Japan … In August, they flew from France to Bangkok […]

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Hoi An’s chicken rice

Together with Cao Lau, Hoi An’s chicken rice has now become the signature dish of cuisine culture of Hoi An’s people, which makes ​​up the famous brand in the culinary map for local and foreign tourists when visiting to this cultural world heritage. Chicken rice is a Hoi An’s specialty that you should  enjoy if […]

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Vietnam visa threaten to be canceled

Question Hi, Slightly complicated situation but if anyone can help me out and see if my company’s threats are bark or just bite. I just came back on a visa run and got a new 3 month B3 visa which they helped acquire for me. My company is saying that unless I sign a new […]

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Flying into Vietnam: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City or Danang?

  You have three popular choices for flying into Vietnam: Saigon, Hanoi, and Da Nang. Before arriving at one of Vietnam’s three major international airports, you’ll have to have a travel visa already in your passport or a Visa Approval Letter to receive your visa on arrival at the airport. If you arrive without a […]

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UK launches priority visa service in Vietnam

    The British Government has decided to cut visa processing time for business, investor and work visa applicants in Hanoi, with a priority visa service which starts on October 1. The fast-track processing service aims to return visa decisions within three to five working days compared to the standard 15-day service, said Lord David […]

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Denmark opens visa center in city

  Denmark opened on Thursday a visa application center at Resco Building on Nguyen Du Street in HCMC’s District 1 that is operated by VFS Global. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Danish Ambassador John Nielsen stressed that the new center will improve consular services. “A smooth and effective visa handling is a key to strengthening the increased exchange – commercially, […]

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Brazilian ambassador’s message

  Popular puppets: Street Carnival in Olinda, Pernambuco, is one of the most popular in Brazil. Giant puppets depict traditional Carnival characters and current Brazilian and international celebrities. — Photo www.aboutbrasil.com   (VNS) On the occasion of Brazil’s Independence Day today, Viet Nam News presents an article by Brazilian ambassador to Viet Nam, Vitoria Alice Cleaver. […]

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Readers agree Vietnam’s visa system is too expensive

  Last week, Viet Nam News asked readers for their opinions about the Government offering a single visa for Thailand, Cambodia and Viet Nam. The proposal is now under consideration. All responders supported the idea, but most expressed hope for an easier visa-application process. Here are some of the responses: Herve Nguyen, French, HCM City […]

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Vietnam to have international scale tourist spots by 2020

Vietnam has set the goal of developing six sea-based tourism destinations up to international scale by 2020 under a project recently adopted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. Attractions on the waiting list are Ha Long-Bai Tu Long-Cat Ba, Lang Co-Canh Duong, Hoi An-Cu Lao Cham, Nha Trang-Cam Ranh, Phan Thiet-Mui Ne and […]

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Nation mulls joint tourist visa plan

  International tourists traveling to Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia may be able to use a joint visa if a proposed plan is implemented. “We are happy with this since there will be more tourists if the visa policy is loosened,” she said.According to Hoang Thi Diep, deputy head of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, […]

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