Our advice

Visa information

 Vietnam Visa On Arrival. Vietnam Tourist visa issues, Vietnam tourist visa on arrival with letter of approval Only citizens of certain countries can visit Vietnam without an entry visa (valid for a visit from 14 to 30 days). Please see more details in the Free visa section below. However, all other citizens are required to get an entry visa before departure or a pre-approved entry visa (visa is issued on arrival at Vietnam’s International Airports). Some nationalities might be refused or charged a lot of money in case the sponsorship is required, typically people from Muslim countries or from Africa (except South Africans).

Free visa 30 day for Asian

 Citizens of following countries do not require a visa (single entry) to visit Vietnam for 30 days: ASEAN countries like Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, and Thailand. However, as an exception, people from the Philippines do not require a visa (single entry) to visit Vietnam for only 21 days.

Free visa 15 day some country

Tourists from the following countries do not require a visa to visit Vietnam for 15 days: Denmark, Finland, Japan, Norway, Russia, South Korea, Sweden, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, and Italy.

Visa requirement

We recommend that you obtain your entry visa prior to your departure by applying at the nearest Vietnam Embassies and/or Consulates. However, if your particular city does not have a Vietnamese embassy, and/or you wish to avoid procedural delays (anywhere from 4 to 10 days) which sometimes happen with visa approvals at embassies outside Vietnam, we can make this requirement a fairly easy exercise. We provide a list of information the Immigration Department needs below. You fill it out and return to us by email. We will then arrange to obtain the visa approval letter for you.

This is most likely the easiest way to obtain your visa without having to chase down embassies, consulates and the like prior to your trip, and is a valid alternative when applying for a tourist visa. The entry visa will be stamped on your passport as you pass through the immigration checkpoint at one of the three international airports: Hanoi’s Noi Bai or Saigon’s Tan Son Nhat or Danang international airport. Though valid for thirty days, it can be extended once you enter Vietnam. With this type of visa, you only can enter the country by air, not by land, waterways or train.

Driving License Information

Vietnamese laws require riders of all motor vehicles above 50cc to have a full Vietnamese driving licence (under 175cc is A1 and from 175cc is A2, 50cc or under needs road rules test certificate).

First, none of the foreign licenses is valid in Vietnam, including your country license. There are conflicting reports about this but the reality is unfortunately not a good news.

Fortunately, the good news is IDP (international driving permit, 1968 Convention) is now valid in Vietnam from August 1st 2016 with the 46/2016/ND-CP decree. However, this decree only covers countries that abide by the 1968 Convention on Road Traffic on IDPs. Many countries like Australia, UK, USA and Canada are not signatories to the 1968 Convention but abide by the 1949 Geneva Convention (see a copy in the photo below). Therefore, citizens of those countries are NOT able to drive in Vietnam with their IDPs. If you have a 1968 IDP, you can purchase an insurance policy easily for Vietnam. Please also bring your home country driving license with motorbike endorsement.

Insurance Information

We require that you have you home country motorbike licence to join on one of our tours. You must have personal health insurance or Travel insurance that covers Motorbike in Vietnam to cover you in-case of accident or illness.  Please have a look at ( World Nomads ) who offer travel insurance that cover Vietnam.  Please Contact us for more information and recommended insurance providers. To drive a motorbike or car driving experience.