The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism has extended the European visa waiver programme until the 30th June 2018. The programme allows visitors from the UK, and several other European countries, to benefit from visa-free travel for single-entry stays in Vietnam of up to 15 days.

Since the program was introduced in July 2015 there has been a rise in European travellers of over 30%. This success has led to the Vietnam Tourism Association urging the government to extend the scheme to travellers from Eastern Europe and former Soviet states, plus to increase the duration to 30 days.

Travellers to Vietnam can benefit from Vietnam Airlines daily Heathrow route which operates the UK’s only non-stop flights to Vietnam, using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners from Heathrow Terminal 4.