Vietnam Upgrades 30 day Visa to 90 days

Vietnam, as we all know for its rich history, vibrant culture, and breathtaking landscapes (and a favorite side trip location from Thailand), has recently announced some exciting news regarding the Vietnam eVisa.

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The Vietnam e-visa will be valid for up to 90 days for single or multiple entries. This means you are no longer constrained by the previous 30 day e-visa limit. And you can always renew the visa inside vietnam for even longer stays.

Effective Date 

Starting from August 15, 2023, these new rules will come into effect.

What they had before 

Prior to this announcement, the standard eVisa for Vietnam permitted a single entry and allowed a maximum stay of 30 days.

Eligible Countries

Vietnam eVisa is currently granted to citizens of 80 countries including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and most European countries. Click here to check the list. 

What it means for Thailand

This means that Thailand now has more competition for the people that want to stay in one place for 90 days.

Vietnam is for sure different than Thailand, but with fast internet, good food and friendly people, this is a digital nomad’s dream.

If you’re so happy regarding Vietnam's recent visa extension announcement, you'll be pleased to know that Thailand offers a similar tourist visa system with its own unique benefits. In Thailand, tourists are initially granted a 60-day stay, but that's not all! When you’re in Thailand, you have the opportunity to extend your stay even further through a visa extension, allowing an additional 30 days. This means that you can enjoy a total stay of up to 90 days in the Land of Smiles.

What It Means for Border Runs 

So when you're in Vietnam and decide to visit Thailand or the neighboring countries. By doing so, you'll be granted an additional 90-day stay in Vietnam upon your return, allowing you to explore and enjoy Vietnam for an extended period.

Now, It’s easier to stay longer in Vietnam without worry. But that's not all. Once you've experienced the beauties of Vietnam for a period of time, why not go to the neighboring kingdom of Thailand? With a tourist visa that grants an initial stay of 60 days, you have the opportunity to explore the Land of Smiles too.

Once you've completed your adventures in Thailand, you can return to Vietnam once again. This way, you can easily travel around Southeast Asia, hopping between these two incredible countries.


Undoubtedly, you may have many questions or concerns about planning your trip to Vietnam and Thailand. Don't worry, we've got you covered! Baansmile is here to assist you every step of the way, ensuring your journey through Vietnam and Thailand is smooth and unforgettable. Contact us today for expert guidance and personal assistant.


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