6 June 2024

An extension of the E-visa to 90 days is expected to lure more oversea tourists to Vietnam. Starting on August 15, upon being granted an e-visa, a visitor can enter and exit unlimited times within 90 days without obtaining a new visa. Thanks to this new policy, international visitors can stay longer and spend more in Vietnam.

Travel business operators in Vietnam also issue extended promotions and offers, hoping to help double visitor spending.

Hanoi Tourist Travel Company director, Le Hong Thai said that tourists on a custom-made tour spend twice as much as visitors on a traditional tour, and they are estimating a 20% increase on average in revenue from international visitors to Vietnam.

Vietnam received almost 5.6 million international visitors in the first half of 2023, achieving 69% of its annual tourism plan. The total tourism revenue reached over 14.5 million USD. The country must welcome about 2.4 million international visitors to reach the target of 8 million this year. However, there is still a long way to go before the country can regain the number of visitors it had before the pandemic.