Vietnam seems poised to embrace a new era of tourism, potentially offering visa-free entry to Indian travelers. Nguyen Van Jung, Vietnam’s Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, has advocated for short-term visa waivers for major markets, including India, signaling a strategic move to boost the country’s tourism sector.
Vietnam’s recent surge in international visitors, with a 4.6-fold increase in the first ten months of 2023, sets the stage for this bold initiative. Popular destinations like Phu Quoc Island, Nha Trang, Da Nang, Ha Long Bay, and Hoi An have already captured the imagination of Indian tourists. Vietnam’s introduction of e-visas earlier this year, allowing multiple entries with a 90-day validity, showcases the nation’s commitment to facilitating seamless travel.
If Vietnam proceeds with this plan, it will join the ranks of Sri Lanka and Thailand, becoming the third country to welcome Indian visitors without the hassle of obtaining a visa.
As global travel dynamics continue to evolve, Vietnam’s move reflects a broader shift in fostering international connections and redefining traditional entry barriers.