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Transit visa for Vietnam

  • 69ball

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    I have booked from Singapore to Taiwan and I have to stopover at Vietnam for connection on the same day.
    Do I need any transit visa for this connection??


    #1 Posted: 4/11/2009 - 15:12

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  • DLuek

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    Not unless you're leaving the airport.

    #2 Posted: 4/11/2009 - 23:23

  • 69ball

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    Thank you very much!!

    #3 Posted: 5/11/2009 - 08:41

  • Macedo

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    I understand this is an older post/question, but I am currently in a similar situation. Kindly read and please provide some assistance or suggestions, if any:


    Could someone kindly assist me with an answer to this concern. I am a US citizen traveling from Jakarta, Indonesia to Vientiane, Laos on Vietnam Airlines. I have a stop in HCMC on January 4, 2014 for 2 hours and departing for Hanoi via the same Vietnam Airline flight. I will sleepover at HanoiAirport and I don't intent to leave the airport. I will depart on January 5, 2014 also via a Vietnam Airline to Vientiane, Laos. Do I need a transit visa for Vietnam? Your urgent reply will be appreciated.



    #4 Posted: 1/1/2014 - 12:02

  • daawgon

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    If your ticket is Jakarta to Vientiane, no visa required, but if you have more than one ticket for this trip, then you'll need a visa. I believe you have to transfer terminals in Saigon.

    Hanoi is one hell of an airport to sleep in - GOOD LUCK!

    In any case, please call Vietnam Airlines to verify the above.

    #5 Posted: 1/1/2014 - 14:31

  • Macedo

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    Please clarify. I have a ticket from JKT to HCMC and connecting flight (the same flight from HCMC to Hanoi) also Vietnam Airline do I still need a visa? My trip is to Vientiane. Thanks

    #6 Posted: 1/1/2014 - 16:26

  • huuloc

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    10th January, 2014
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    Posted from within Vietnam.

    i have same problem with you 69ball. thanks for your advices

    #7 Posted: 10/1/2014 - 21:02

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