Exempt from visa to enter Phu Quoc in 30 days

Monday, January 6th, 2014 - 7:24 AM

People from other countries and Vietnamese holding foreign passports (hereinafter called collectively to as foreigners) who enter, exit from, and reside in Phu Quoc island, for a stay period not far above 30 days shall be exempt from visas. Foreigners who enter an international border-gate of Vietnam and stay in its transit lounge before taking a trip to Phu Quoc island shall also be exempt from visas.

The move arrives as part of a new decision signed by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on December 27 to support local authorities’ plan to modify the island into a major economic zone.

Phu Quoc is a UNESCO-recognized World Biosphere Reserve off Vietnam’s southeastern coast. As a district of Kien Giang Province, it has a total area of 574 square kilometers (222 square miles) and a permanent population of approximately 85,000