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One way ticket arriving into Vietnam

Posted by clair369 on 5/12/2010 at 08:48

Hi All,
Im sure this question has been asked many times before however, I'm wondering if any one has recent experience or information they could share. I am arriving into Vietnam in early Feb 2011 on a one way ticket. I will have a bit of a look around Ho Chi Min and then head on to Siem Reap, Laos and Thailand, for an extended stay.

I have travelled extensively in the region before however i have never arrived on a one way ticket or into Vietnam. As I plan to travel overland out of Vietnam I will not have proof of onward travel. Does any one have suggestions as to what i could do or show in the event of being asked for proof of onward travel in the event that i was unlucky enough to be asked.

Thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

#1 clair369 has been a member since 3/12/2010. Posts: 1

Posted by 69bertie on 5/12/2010 at 11:02

Posted from within Vietnam.

I've been coming in and out of Vietnam since 2007 (about 12 times now) and not once have I been asked about or asked for proof of my onward means of travel. Your visa says how long you can legally stay. And if you did have any booked tickets who's to say you would be using it anyway. 
You don't even fill in the white arrival card anymore. All the immigration control people ask for is your passport (with the Vietnam visa already in it) and the flight number that you arrived on. Their system keeps track of you as you check in and check out of hotels etc. Indeed you'll find the validity of the visa is something hotels do look at

#2 69bertie has been a member since 22/12/2009. Posts: 90

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