The Government of Vietnam has confirmed that it is once again extending its visa exemption programme for UK passport holders for single-entry stays of up to 15 days, until 30 June 2018.
The policy, which was first introduced on 1 July 2015, also applies to French, German, Spanish and Italian nationals.
According to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, over five million people visited the country in the first five months of 2017, representing a 26.8% increase on last year’s figures.
In its Travel & Tourism Economic Impact 2017 Vietnam report, the World Travel & Tourism Council has also forecast that the country’s annual tourism revenues will rise by another 6% from 2017-2027, to VND398,329 billion (USD17.9 billion).
Vietnam Airlines offers the UK’s only nonstop flights to Vietnam, with daily flights to either Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City.
Flights are operated by the latest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner offering Economy, Premium Economy and Business Class from Heathrow T4.
They are scheduled to offer overnight journeys in both directions, and onward connections via its network of over 40 destinations in Asia, including 23 within Vietnam and Indochina as well as China, Japan and Taiwan.