According to official information from the Vietnamese government, starting today March 10, 2020, the visa waiver program for Nordic countries including Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark will be suspended.
Previously, Vietnam allowed citizens from 13 countries to enter without a visa if the stay less than 15 days, including the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Russia, Belarus, Japan, South Korea. However, with situation of the nCovid-19 epidemic spread worldwide, the Vietnamese government decided to stop this unilateral visa exemption policy for most of the countries on the list.
On February 29, 2020, the visa waiver policy for Korean nationals was stopped
On March 2, 2020, Vietnam suspended the visa waiver policy for Italian citizens
And on March 9, 2020, Vietnam officially suspended the visa exemption policy for citizens of 8 countries from Europe, including the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark.
As such, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian and Danish passport holders traveling to Vietnam will have to apply for a visa, not exempt from the visa as before.
The procedure for applying Vietnam visa is not too complicated. Applicants only need to access the link https://www.vietnamimmigration.com/apply-vietnam-visa/ and proceed to apply online. In the visa application form, applicants are required to fill in the information required to apply visa such as full name, date of birth, passport number, date of entry, place of entry, etc. After completing the online visa application, the applicant pays the visa fee online. After two working days, visa result will be sent to applicant’s email.
During the Vietnam online visa application process, applicants do not need to provide any documents. This is an advantage that makes it easier and faster to get a Visa to Vietnam. In addition, visitors can apply for a single or multiple entry visa. During the validity of the visa, visitors can enter and exit as many times as they like.
Thus, the Vietnam visa exemption program for 4 Northern European countries has now stopped. Citizens holding Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian and Danish passports need to apply for a visa to enter Vietnam. However, the procedure for applying for a Vietnam visa is quite simple, so you can quickly obtain a visa before coming to Vietnam.