The government of Vietnam has decided to temporarily suspend the issue of new visas to all foreign visitors for 30 days, applicable since March 18.
South Korean citizens who want to enter Vietnam will have to obtain a suitable visa type issued by Vietnam.
15 out of 16 cases have fully recovered and discharged from hospitals.
The Central Coast and Central Highlands still lack international amusement parks, night entertainment services, art shows or casinos in order to beef up its tourism development.
The visa-free policy that is applicable to German, French, British, Italian and Spanish would be renewed from the first day of July 2018 for a three-year period.
If there are stricter visa regulations, the growth of Vietnam’s tourism would be slow down, according to deputy head of mission at the British embassy in Vietnam Steph Lysaght.
If the obstacles in visa-related issue are not removed, Vietnam’s objective to develop its tourism into the key economic sector by 2020 could not be realized, according to Vietstar Airlines Deputy General Director Luong Hoai Nam.
A lot of experts and local tourism enterprises estimate that visa exemption for foreign visitors to Vietnam will help promote this industry and create a sustainable growth.
Vietnam ranks 28th in the world for its favourable conditions for tourism development. However, it is still stuck at number 113 for its policies and number 111 for its tourism service system.
An industry group calls for a 5-year extension to the visa waiver scheme for certain European tourists, expiring this month.
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