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Visa-free countries for Vietnam passport

When Vietnamese nationals go overseas, they may be required to get a visa.  As of 2023, Vietnam is ranked 88th out of 92 countries in the Henley Passport Index from last year.

This means Vietnamese citizens can now travel to more countries without a visa or with just an e-visa or visa at the border. In total, they can visit 55 countries using these options.

If you have a Vietnamese passport, you enjoy visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to the countries and territories below

Visa-free countries for Vietnam passport

As of March 2023, citizens of Vietnam may travel visa-free to 24 countries and territories. Even if you don’t need a visa, you still need a current passport that is good for at least six months after your departure date.

These are the visa-free countries for citizens of Vietnam:

🇧🇧 Barbados

🇧🇳 Brunei

🇰🇭 Cambodia

🇨🇱 Chile

🇨🇰 Cook Islands

🇩🇲 Dominica

🇪🇨 Ecuador

🇭🇹 Haiti

🇮🇩 Indonesia

🇰🇿 Kazakhstan

🇰🇬 Kyrgyzstan

🇱🇦 Laos

🇲🇾 Malaysia

🇫🇲 Micronesia

🇲🇲 Myanmar

🇳🇺 Niue

🇴🇲 Oman

🇵🇦 Panama

🇵🇭 Philippines

🇸🇬 Singapore

🇱🇰 Sri Lanka

🇻🇨 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

🇹🇼 Taiwan

🇹🇭 Thailand

If you have a Vietnamese APEC business card, you can get into the following countries without a visa:

🇧🇳 Brunei

🇨🇱 Chile

🇨🇳 China

🇭🇰 Hong Kong

🇮🇩 Indonesia

🇯🇵 Japan

🇰🇷 South Korea

🇲🇾 Malaysia

🇲🇽 Mexico

🇳🇿 New Zealand

🇵🇬 Papua New Guinea

🇵🇪 Peru

🇵🇭 Philippines

🇷🇺 Russia

🇸🇬 Singapore

🇹🇭 Thailand

Which countries have visa on arrival for Vietnam

If you carry a passport issued by Vietnam, you can visit several countries without a visa. However, if a visa is necessary for your destination, you may be able to get one quickly and easily at the airport or border crossing by selecting the “visa on arrival” option.

It’s essential to keep in mind that the fees, duration of stay, and requirements for a visa on arrival may vary depending on the country you’re visiting.

Vietnam passport holders can get a visa on arrival in the following:

🇧🇴 Bolivia

🇧🇮 Burundi

🇨🇻 Cabo Verde

🇰🇲 Comoros

🇬🇼 Guinea-Bissau

🇮🇷 Iran

🇰🇼 Kuwait

🇲🇬 Madagascar

🇲🇼 Malawi

🇲🇻 Maldives

🇲🇭 Marshall Islands

🇲🇷 Mauritania

🇲🇺 Mauritius

🇲🇿 Mozambique

🇳🇦 Namibia

🇳🇵 Nepal

🇵🇼 Palau

🇷🇼 Rwanda

🇼🇸 Samoa

🇸🇳 Senegal

🇸🇨 Seychelles

🇸🇱 Sierra Leone

🇸🇴 Somalia

🇱🇨 Saint Lucia

🇹🇯 Tajikistan

🇹🇿 Tanzania

🇹🇱 Timor-Leste

🇹🇬 Togo

🇹🇻 Tuvalu

🇿🇲 Zambia

(eTA) Countries for Vietnamese Citizens

If you’re a citizen of Vietnam, you can obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) in advance of your trip to visit two countries: Sri Lanka and Taiwan. Meanwhile, the listed countries accept visa online visa applications from Vietnamese citizens:

🇦🇱 Albania

🇦🇬 Antigua and Barbuda

🇦🇺 Australia

🇦🇿 Azerbaijan

🇧🇭 Bahrain

🇧🇯 Benin

🇨🇴 Colombia

🇨🇮 Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

🇩🇯 Djibouti

🇪🇹 Ethiopia

🇬🇦 Gabon

🇬🇪 Georgia

🇮🇳 India

🇱🇸 Lesotho

🇲🇩 Moldova

🇲🇸 Montserrat

🇳🇫 Norfolk Island

🇴🇲 Oman

🇵🇰 Pakistan

🇵🇬 Papua New Guinea

🇶🇦 Qatar

🇰🇳 Saint Kitts and Nevis

🇸🇹 Sao Tome and Principe

🇸🇸 South Sudan

🇸🇭 St. Helena

🇸🇷 Suriname

🇦🇪 United Arab Emirates

🇺🇿 Uzbekistan

🇿🇼 Zimbabwe

Can Vietnamese citizens enter Europe without a visa

If you hold a Vietnamese passport and plan to travel to any European country in the Schengen Zone, you will need a Schengen visa. However, there are exceptions to this requirement for specific individuals residing in Vietnam who meet the following criteria:

Vietnam-based Schengen nationals

Visa-free nationals of EU member countries

Those Vietnamese citizens who hold dual citizenship include:

Vietnamese citizens with dual citizenship from a Schengen member state must travel using their European passports.

Vietnamese citizens with dual citizenship from a country with a visa-free agreement with the Schengen Zone must use their passports when traveling.

Is a Visa Required to Enter ASEAN Countries for Vietnamese Citizens

Since Vietnam is a signatory to the ASEAN agreement, its residents do not need a visa to visit the other member states for stays of up to 14 days (or more in some instances).

The ten Southeast Asian nations that makeup ASEAN are as follows:

🇧🇳 Brunei

🇰🇭 Cambodia

🇮🇩 Indonesia

🇱🇦 Laos

🇲🇾 Malaysia

🇲🇲 Myanmar

🇵🇭 Philippines

🇸🇬 Singapore

🇹🇭 Thailand

🇻🇳 Vietnam

A visa is required for a Vietnam passport

Citizens of Vietnam need to get a visa before traveling to these countries:

🇦🇫 Afghanistan

🇩🇿 Algeria

🇦🇸 American Samoa

🇦🇩 Andorra

🇦🇴 Angola

🇦🇮 Anguilla

🇦🇷 Argentina

🇦🇲 Armenia

🇦🇼 Aruba

🇦🇹 Austria

🇧🇸 Bahamas

🇧🇩 Bangladesh

🇧🇾 Belarus

🇧🇪 Belgium

🇧🇿 Belize

🇧🇲 Bermuda

🇧🇹 Bhutan

🇧🇶 Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba

🇧🇦 Bosnia and Herzegovina

🇧🇼 Botswana

🇧🇷 Brazil

🇻🇬 British Virgin Islands

🇧🇬 Bulgaria

🇧🇫 Burkina Faso

🇧🇮 Burundi

🇨🇲 Cameroon

🇨🇦 Canada

🇰🇾 Cayman Islands

🇨🇫 Central African Republic

🇹🇩 Chad

🇨🇳 China

🇨🇬 Congo

🇨🇩 Congo (Dem. Rep.)

🇨🇷 Costa Rica

🇭🇷 Croatia

🇨🇺 Cuba

🇨🇼 Curacao

🇨🇾 Cyprus

🇨🇿 Czech Republic

🇩🇰 Denmark

🇩🇴 Dominican Republic

🇪🇬 Egypt

🇸🇻 El Salvador

🇬🇶 Equatorial Guinea

🇪🇷 Eritrea

🇪🇪 Estonia

🇸🇿 Eswatini

🇫🇰 Falkland Islands

🇫🇴 Faroe Islands

🇫🇯 Fiji

🇫🇮 Finland

🇫🇷 France

🇬🇫 French Guiana

🇵🇫 French Polynesia

🇬🇵 French West Indies

🇬🇲 Gambia

🇩🇪 Germany

🇬🇭 Ghana

🇬🇮 Gibraltar

🇬🇷 Greece

🇬🇱 Greenland

🇬🇩 Grenada

🇬🇺 Guam

🇬🇹 Guatemala

🇬🇳 Guinea

🇬🇾 Guyana

🇭🇳 Honduras

🇭🇰 Hong Kong

🇭🇺 Hungary

🇮🇸 Iceland

🇮🇶 Iraq

🇮🇪 Ireland

🇮🇱 Israel

🇮🇹 Italy

🇯🇲 Jamaica

🇯🇵 Japan

🇯🇴 Jordan

🇰🇮 Kiribati

🇽🇰 Kosovo

🇰🇼 Kuwait

🇱🇻 Latvia

🇱🇧 Lebanon

🇱🇷 Liberia

🇱🇾 Libya

🇱🇮 Liechtenstein

🇱🇹 Lithuania

🇱🇺 Luxembourg

🇲🇴 Macao

🇲🇱 Mali

🇲🇹 Malta

🇾🇹 Mayotte

🇲🇽 Mexico

🇲🇨 Monaco

🇲🇳 Mongolia

🇲🇪 Montenegro

🇲🇦 Morocco

🇳🇷 Nauru

🇳🇱 Netherlands

🇳🇨 New Caledonia

🇳🇿 New Zealand

🇳🇮 Nicaragua

🇳🇪 Niger

🇳🇬 Nigeria

🇰🇵 North Korea

🇲🇰 North Macedonia

🇲🇵 Northern Mariana Islands

🇳🇴 Norway

🇵🇸 Palestinian Territories

🇵🇾 Paraguay

🇵🇪 Peru

🇵🇱 Poland

🇵🇹 Portugal

🇵🇷 Puerto Rico

🇷🇪 Reunion

🇷🇴 Romania

🇷🇺 Russia

🇸🇲 San Marino

🇸🇦 Saudi Arabia

🇷🇸 Serbia

🇸🇰 Slovakia

🇸🇮 Slovenia

🇸🇧 Solomon Islands

🇿🇦 South Africa

🇰🇷 South Korea

🇪🇸 Spain

🇸🇽 St. Maarten

🇵🇲 St. Pierre and Miquelon

🇸🇩 Sudan

🇸🇪 Sweden

🇨🇭 Switzerland

🇸🇾 Syria

🇹🇼 Taiwan

🇹🇴 Tonga

🇹🇹 Trinidad and Tobago

🇹🇳 Tunisia

🇹🇷 Turkey

🇹🇲 Turkmenistan

🇹🇨 Turks and Caicos Islands

🇺🇦 Ukraine

🇬🇧 United Kingdom

🇺🇸 United States of America

🇺🇾 Uruguay

🇻🇮 US Virgin Islands

🇻🇺 Vanuatu

🇻🇦 Vatican City

🇻🇪 Venezuela

🇼🇫 Wallis and Futuna

🇾🇪 Yemen


Sources: Henley Passport Index, Visa Guide World, Schengen Visa

The cover picture above is from Hồ Chí Minh, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Việt Nam. Photo by Cuong Doan on Unsplash