Special visa regime on Phu Quoc island in Vietnam

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Attention! 01.01.2015 tightened conditions for visa-free entry to Vietnam for citizens of those countries which had visa-free stay of up to 15 days. From the CIS countries have such a right only citizens of the Russian Federation. Now to get the stamp on the visa-free stay, the validity of passport must be not less than 6 months from the date of entry (previously three months). Also since the last exit from Vietnam should not be less than 30 days. Read more here...

Information current as of January 2015.

Phu Quoc island in Vietnam is a special economic zone, and there is a special visa conditions that are different from the rest of the country. If you arrive on Phu Quoc island for tourism purposes for up to 30 days, the visa you do not need. This applies to citizens of all countries, not just citizens of Russia. Upon arrival at Phu Quoc island, you just get a stamp in the passport (Visa Exemption Stamp) for the period of stay of 30 days. Sometimes, instead of a stamp glued sticker full page of a passport similar to a visa. Of course, to take advantage of this easing visa, you must comply with some conditions:

  • Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry.
  • The period of stay on Phu Quoc island should be no more than 30 days.
  • You must have return tickets or tickets to a third country.
  • During your stay in Phu Quoc, you should not visit other cities of Vietnam (should be only on the island).
  • You must arrive on a direct flight Phu Quoc (by plane or by ship) from another country. It is also possible the arrival of a flight with a stopover in Ho Chi Minh city or Hanoi, but with the proviso that at Phu Quoc island you will depart from the international terminal.

Unfortunately, this stamp is valid only on the territory of the island, and beyond him you can not leave. If you want to travel to mainland Vietnam from Phu Quoc island, you will need to obtain a visa that can be done right here on the island, having addressed in travel Agency.

You can also get a visa on arrival at the international airport of Fukuoka on the same terms as in the other international airports of Vietnam. Recall that for the Russians visa on arrival to Vietnam is issued free of charge.

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
Igor Fadeev, 16 October, 2019
The hotel guide said that it is forbidden to take the sand, but nowhere in the Internet I can not find confirmation of this. Tell me, who to believe? ...
admin 17 October, 2019

I never heard anything like it. Maybe the guide "I heard the sound, and he does not know where he is." Maybe there are some restrictions on the export of industrial sand, commercial constraints on this. I was young when I traveled a couple of times with rounds of such nonsense from our guides had heard that Yandex.Zen even resting. And customs you are unlikely to someone with a bag of sand will be interesting. While on the other hand, in place of customs officers and police I would be interested in people, which for some reason takes out the sand so that the probability of cavity search. ...
AAAA 19 October, 2019
tell me please, plan to buy ointments and so on in large quantity. customs can be questions? ...
admin 20 October, 2019

Yes, there can be issues, but rather at the exit from Vietnam and entry into the Russian Federation or another country, I don't know where you're from. You about our customs rules read - https://nashaplaneta.net/europe/russia/tamojennie-pravila-rossii ...
, Deniska 13 November, 2019
Good evening! Need advice - fly to Phu Quoc island international flight, get a visa for 30 days, will fly with a stopover in Ho Chi Minh city. Let us from the country. Arrival in Ho Chi Minh city at a local terminal. ...
admin November 13, 2019

Sure if visa will. ...
Lola November 20, 2019
How to find this is a travel Agency in Ho Chi Minh city to open a visa? ...
admin 20 November, 2019

Hello Lola! Can't say may have a bench and covered, I was there for a year was not :( . You will have to place in a tourist area to walk to around. If they do, you need to go, there all all know. And so it is better to get visa on arrival, less problems. ...
МАрина1982 21 November, 2019
Hello! Tell me. I flew from Fukuoka 14.11.19, I need to go back over there 27.11.19 for 11 days .. in the presence of aproval letter will issue the visa at the airport Fukuoka? I read that at the airport visas are not processed , true if this infa? Thank you ! ...
admin 22 November, 2019

Make. With the invitation letter do not forget to mention is the airport of arrival. ...