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EPIC NEWS For Backpackers Everywhere As Vietnam Re-Opens Visa Application Process To 80 Countries

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc earlier this week signed a document signalling the re-opening of their e-Visa application process. A massive win for backpackers everywhere as Vietnam hosts one of the most spectacular landscapes to traverse on foot, boat or scooter.


This news follows a slew of European countries announcements that they too are lifting travel bans and allowing visitors to return. We recently reported on Iceland, Germany, and a list of other countries allowing visitors to return mid June.


Vietnam however will give a little more breathing room, and allow this resolution to take effect on July 1st.

Photo by Toomas Tartes

Hoi An, Vietnam

There are a total of 8 border gates in which you will be able to enter the country.


  1. Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi Capital City
  2. Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City
  3. Cam Ranh International Airport in Nha Trang City of Khanh Hoa Province
  4. Da Nang International Airport in Da Nang City
  5. Cat Bi International Airport in Hai Phong City
  6. Can Tho International Airport in Mekong Delta
  7. Phu Quoc International Airport in Phu Quoc Island of Kien Giang Province
  8. Phu Bai International Airport in Hue City

Check out our awesome guide to Vietnam by clicking the link underneath!

Some positive news in other countries in Asia too, which could be the first signs of travel returning to one of the most popular regions in the world.


Brunei - No new cases in recent days extremely - low risk


Cambodia - No new reported cases in last several days - low risk


Indonesia - Number of new cases per day is slowing and trending down. - low/med risk


Laos - No new cases (less than 20 total) - extremely low risk


Malaysia - Number of new cases per day is slowing and trending down. - low risk


Myanmar - New cases per day averaging less than 10... trending down. - low risk


Singapore - New cases daily have evened out, and should begin a downtrend. - low/med risk


Thailand - Just 1 new case on May 30th, trending down heavily. - extremely low risk


Vietnam - Just 1 new case on May 30th with a heavy down trend. - extremely low


South Korea - Cases slowed with May 30th having half the amount of new cases than were reported on May 28th. - low risk


This is not an advertisement to return to these countries, we’re just trying to inform you and give you hope that yes, there is a positive trend of reducing cases and countries becoming very low risk.