Vietnam just leveled up its visa policy game! Yesterday, the National Assembly approved a government proposal that brings exciting changes for tourists and digital nomads.

3 month visas are back

Good news for those tired of frequent bus tours to Cambodia every 30 days. The National Assembly extended the validity of tourist e-visas from 30 to 90 days, after having capped tourist visas to 30 days a few years prior.

This will bring Vietnam back on the radar of digital nomads, who have been enjoying more favorable visa policies in other countries in the region during the past few years.

Koji Hagashi from the Diamond Hands community agrees that “Vietnam is a perfect place for nomad-style workers to visit, relax, enjoy its unique culture, as well as get some work done.”

“Affordable price, great food, warm weather and fast internet are all I need but on top of that, society here is evolving quickly and Vietnam always surprises me with something new every time I visit” he says.

Visa-free stay for up to 45 days

The visa-free stay duration for visitors from certain countries (like France, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan and South Korea) is getting a serious boost too, up to a whopping 45 days.

That’s plenty of time to soak up the vibrant culture, indulge in mouthwatering street food, and maybe drop by at local Bitcoin meetups.

Multiple entries

Lawmakers weren’t done yet. They approved multiple-entry visas, waving goodbye to unnecessary paperwork and saving everyone’s precious time and hard-earned money. Le Tan Toi, head of the NA Committee for Defense and Security, aptly stated that a three-month e-visa will satisfy visitors’ cravings for more adventure and investment opportunities.

Essentially, Vietnam is rolling out the welcome mat once again. These changes, set to take effect on August 15, allows tourists to explore the country without being rushed to the exits, and provide a viable option for digital nomads seeking longer stays.

Unbanked in Vietnam?

Foreigners often face difficulties when interacting with the local traditional financial system, but our team offers multiple solutions to get your hands on Vietnamese Dong.

We operate a cash offices as well as Bitcoin ATMs across destinations such as Hanoi, Hoi An and our own headquarters in Ho Chi Minh City.

Moreover you can buy your flight tickets with Bitcoin at Future Travel. Their General Director, David Watson, concludes:

“For those who are wanting to explore Vietnam, the new visa options have pushed the country back onto the long stay, see more, spend in or below budget destination list for travellers and digital nomads looking to have a home base for a few months.”