Vietnam government urges to cut visa fee to US$5 from US$45

Current Prime Minister of Vietnam, Nguyen Tan Dung urged the tourism sources to decrease the fees of visas to overseas tourists visiting the nation to US$5 from US$45, as per the new document released by the country’s government.

Reportedly, the concerned agencies of the country and Prime Minister have planned to remove the problems and the difficulties that are arising to the overseas nationals while applying for a visa.

As per the document, Nguyen Tan Dung has also asked the Ministry of Culture, existing Minister of Public Security to make efforts along with the Defense Minister and the concerned authorities of tourism and sports to create favorable environment and conditions for overseas nationals visiting the nation by sea.

The document also states that the sources of the country should avoid overcrowding and problems at transfer regions must offer diplomatic safety and must also simplify the visa process to enhance the inflow of tourists count to the nation.

Prime Minister urged the finance ministry of the country to coordinate with the agencies of the state to amend the visa charges. However, the fees will be collected as per the circular of 2009 of $5 for each person which is equivalent to that of tourism permit.

The ministry further asked the concerned authorizes of the country to submit the full details and documents regarding the new policies that are going to be implemented by them on transit, immigration, residence and emigration in the first half of the existing year.

Tuoi Tre noted that new cut of visa fee policy requires seven stamps to be fixed on their passports instead of a single stamp. Few of the sources and the authorities of tourism also noted that apart from the decreasing of visa fees, implementation of favorable circumstances to overseas tourists will also aid in a surge of tourist count to the country.

Irrespective of the purpose of the visit and the type of passport he or she holds, a tourist who holds the permit of staying in the country for 15 days is qualified for visa waiver. This visa relaxation program is applicable for travelers of South Korea, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Japan, Denmark, and Russia from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2019.

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