Vietnam is adding six more countries whose citizens will be eligible for its e-Visa process, bringing the total to 46.
Citizens from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the Netherlands, and the United Arab Emirates will now be able to apply for the e-Visas online.
Using the program, visitors can apply for a 30-day, single-entry visa and pay a fee of USD $25 and receive the results after three days. Travelers heading to Vietnam using the service can then present their confirmation number at any one of the approved border checkpoints.
At present, the approved checkpoints include 8 international airports, 13 land crossing centers, and seven seaports.
Vietnam’s e-Visa scheme was introduced last February, where officials have announced a two-year pilot scheme with 40 initial countries. The country is expecting tourism arrivals to exceed 10 million by the end of the year 2017.