National Assembly of Vietnam approved on November 25 a plan to allow foreign tourists to apply for electronic visa (e-visa) as of February 1, 2017.
Under the program, tourists will be able to apply online for e-visas for single entry for 30 days by paying an online application fee is non-refundable.
The Vietnamese government is working to decide which nationality will be eligible for the program and what the Vietnamese border gates to allow foreigners to enter through the online application.
The foreign tourist arrivals in Vietnam has added a fourth in the first ten months of 2016, there was eight million, according to data from the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.
China is the largest power market in the country with 2.2 million visitors, followed by South Korea with 1.2 million Euros and Japan with 611,000.
Vietnam has extended the visa-free tourists from the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN), as well as Russia, Japan, South Korea, Denmark, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Belarus, the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy.
Vietnam has also approved a plan to allow Chinese tourists traveling in groups and by car to visit the city to the northern border for a maximum of three days without a visa.