One of the reasons makes Vietnam perform poorly in terms of foreigner arrival during the past months: Visa complications. To travellers, getting visa is a procedure that wastes of time and money. Sometimes, it makes the travel cost become over.
The recent statistic show that foreigners paid about 3.3 million traveller visits to Vietnam through May, a 13% drop from the same period last year. This big drop in number of travellers has a bad effect on the economy because Tourism contributes about 6% of Vietnam’s GDP.
It will be a good news to our customers wanting to join our Highland Volunteer for Community Center in Ha Giang: Vietnam will provide more visa exemptions. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has agreed to offer “unilateral visa exemptions” to countries that have sent high numbers of visitors to Vietnam in recent years: Denmark, Finland, Japan, Norway, Russia, South Korea, and Sweden from this year through 2019. Vietnam visa exemption is being planned as soon as possible for more 9 countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, and the UK.
We hope that with the effort of improving our services and procedure process, Vietnam will become soon a worth-to-visit country in the eyes of visitors. Please come Highland Volunteer for Community Center in Ha Giang, Vietnam with us!
28th November 2015