Vietnam announces their plans to extend Visa-Free Entry and Visa Durations for British passport holders.
effective 15 August 2023. This means that a UK passport holder will be able to enter Vietnam without a visa for up to 45 days, which is 3 times the previous limit of 15 days.
British citizens who are staying longer can also apply for an e-visa through the online portal and prolong their stay for up to 90 days, up from the previous maximum of 30 days. Additionally, the extended e-visa will now be valid for multiple entries, instead of a single entry.
According to a Vietnam Airlines spokesperson, “The upcoming changes in visa-free travel and e-visas will significantly enhance the flexibility of travel for British visitors to Vietnam and other countries in the diverse region of Southeast Asia. Multi-destination British travellers will be able to enter Vietnam, travel on to other nations, and return if they miss our beautiful country. Vietnam Airlines will be with them every step of the way with our non-stop services from London Heathrow to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, as well as our extensive network of direct connections to other major cities within Vietnam, Asia, and Australia.”
The National flag carrier of Vietnam, Vietnam Airlines, is currently operating five nonstop Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner flights per week from Heathrow T4 to Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City. This number will be rising to daily services from 29 October 2023. Vietnam Airlines also offers excellent connections domestically within Vietnam, to Indochina, and to over 30 destinations in Asia and Australia.
With SkyTrax 4-star rated service across three cabin classes, the flights are carefully scheduled to offer convenient overnight journeys in both directions.
Return fares from Heathrow to Ho Chi Minh City including taxes are currently starting from £751 per person. To make your reservations, visit www.vietnamairlines.com.