International visitors will be free tours VN visa
In the future, international tourists in some markets travel by tour company's international tour in Vietnam will be exempt from visa (visa).
(Saigon Times Online) - In the future, international tourists in some markets travel by tour company's international tour in Vietnam will be exempt from visa (visa).
Mr. Nguyen Van Tuan, General Director of Tourism, said the Government has assigned the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and relevant agencies to study and propose to the Government decision Policy on. This continues to be a new policy, a positive for the tourism industry, after a series of decisions to remove obstacles related to visa barriers for international visitors to Vietnam in recent years.
Foreign tourists in the city - Photo: Dao Loan
"The government has decided this new medium. We will immediately research proposals submitted to the Prime Minister on how to deploy this content," Tuan said during a conference on tourism in the city in the morning Today, 6-11.
But tourism authorities have not mentioned any details about the market, travel companies will be on the area of implementation of this new regulation, but according to the information of the immediate Saigon Times Online, authorities will apply try in some reputed travel company, has a large living source.
About Business Travel very exuberant when the General Directorate of Tourism announced this new content, said that if implemented, the visa matter, the issue is seen as one of the major barriers preventing visitors step International to Vietnam, will be removed.
"This is really good news, almost all international visitors to Vietnam is tourist visa exemption. This will create favorable conditions for attracting huge," said Nguyen Thi Khanh, Vice Chairman HCM City Tourism Association, commented immediately after the information meeting.
In recent months, the Government has made decisions related to the visa as visa exemption for tourists from Italy, Germany, Spain, France, England and Belarus, reduce visa fees and visa exemption Vietnam real people residing abroad. According to figures from the General Statistics Office, after several months of visa exemption 10-2015 month, visitors from 5 new countries are exempted from visa early May 7-2015 as Italy, Germany, Spain, the UK and France growing considerably compared to the same period last year.
Also guests from these countries, Vietnam is now a unilateral visa exemption for travelers from countries including Japan, Korea, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Russia, Belarus, as well as free market made on the basis of reciprocity with nine ASEAN countries. In addition, foreign visitors to Phu Quoc island will be exempt from visa for 30 days.
Tuan said, after a period of decline, international passenger traffic showed signs of growth in recent months. It is expected in two months 11 and 12, the number of tourists will continue to grow well, help tourism recover after more than a year visitors declined.
"With speed like this, it may arrivals this year will equal or increase slightly from last year," he said. Last year, more than 7.87 million international visitors to Vietnam.