Russians to get visa exemptions from New Year

From January 1 next year, Vietnam will grant visas exemptions to Russians who have valid passports, the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced.

 
Viet Nam will grant visa exemptions to Russians who have valid passports for at least 15 days as from January 1, 2009.  (Photo:Khanh Huy)
According to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, the number of Russian tourists visiting Vietnam is increasing strongly.

Vietnam will be the third Southeast Asian country, after Thailand and Laos, to grant visa exemptions to Russian citizens who enter for tourism purposes.

To be granted a visa exemption to stay in Vietnam for 15 days or less, Russian visitors must have a valid passport and a return or onward ticket. For stays longer than 15 days, Russian tourists can apply for to the Ministry of Public Security or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a visa extension.

Source: Vietnam Government website – Translated by Khanh Huy

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