UPDATE January 7, 2020: My visa lady said to wait until July to see what happens.
Quick heads up for followers and anyone that stumbles upon this amazing piece of internet property:
Vietnam just passed a law will take affect on July 1st, 2020. It states that foreigners on a tourist visa must leave every 30 days. Yes, that includes Americans on a one year tourist visa.
Source: Vietnam Star
This means if you’re on a tourist visa you’ll have to leave Vietnam 12 times per year, which isn’t really practical. They’re doing this to target foreigners that work illegally in Vietnam AND foreigners that commit internet crimes from here.
No updates on what countries they will target.
The old rules were that foreigners with a tourist visa had to leave every 90 days.
Again, the new law will take effect on July 1st, 2020. Don’t get caught off-guard by it!
Note: Vietnam has a tendency to change visa requirements before, or shortly after, enforcement. We’ll keep the blog updated as more information becomes available.
Check out my guide on doing a visa run in Ho Chi Minh City.
That is all.