Foreign travelers who are heading to Phu Quoc for a holiday are able to stay on the island for 30 days visa-free. However, this privilege comes with certain conditions. For one, they must only stay within the island and not venture to other places in Vietnam. Secondly, they should fly directly to Phu Quoc although it’s also possible to a connecting flight to other International airports in Vietnam.
As mentioned, there are certain conditions that a foreign tourist must meet in order to avail of the free 30-day visa when visiting Phu Quoc. Here are the following conditions:
One of the conditions that one must meet in order to avail of the free 30-day visa is to take a direct flight going to Phu Quoc International Airport.
There are many International airlines that fly to Phu Quoc coming from the nearby Southeast Asian cities. If you’re coming from Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, you can take Air Asia. For those who are from Bangkok, Thailand, you can fly through Bangkok Airways. There are also several Chinese airlines that fly directly to Phu Quoc, such as the China Southern Airlines, Okay Airways, Qingdao Airlines, etc.
Once you arrive at the Phu Quoc International Airport, you must present the following:
After presenting these documents to the Immigration, you will then be stamped with a visa in your passport and you can stay on the island for up to 30 days, visa-free.
You can avail of the free 30-day visa even if you are not flying directly to Phu Quoc. Foreign travelers who need to transit or transfer through another airport in Vietnam can also qualify for this privilege. Here are the requirements:
It’s very important that the transit flight that you will be taking will arrive at Phu Quoc airport on the same day that you passed by the other Vietnam airport. For example, if you came from China and your flight is arriving in Hanoi, you need to make sure that you fly from Hanoi to Phu Quoc in the same day. Otherwise, you can’t be granted a free visa.
The International flights to Phu Quoc will be transiting to any of the international airports of Vietnam, such as the Noi Bai airport in Hanoi, Da Nang International Airport, Cam Ranh Airport in Nha Trang, Cat Bi Airport in Hai Phong, Can Tho Airport and Tan Son Nhat Airport in the city of Ho Chi Minh.
Here’s how to avail of the free visa as you arrive in Phu Quoc:
If you are planning to visit other places in Vietnam, then you must apply for a visa because the free visa is only applicable to those who are visiting the island of Phu Quoc.