VOV.VN - Vietnam is likely to issue an electronic visa (e-visa) to foreigners of all countries and territories across the globe.
The agreement was reached by Government members at a working session in Hanoi on March 27, discussing the law-making programme.
The e-visa will be valid for one time or multiple times for a maximum of 90 days instead of 30 days at present.
The Government will decide on a specific list of countries and territories that allow e-visa issuing.
Vietnam is also likely to increase the time limit for granting a temporary residence card to people entering the country at border gates from 15 days to 45 days. This policy is only applied to passport holders that enjoy the unilateral visa exemption.
These proposals will be submitted to the National Assembly for consideration and approval at its fifth working session in May.
Currently, Vietnam has issued the e-visa to citizens of 80 countries and territories with a duration of no more than 30 days and only one-time entry.
The Ministry of Public Security earlier proposed that the Government revise the law on entry, exit, transit and residence of foreigners in Vietnam, in order to attract foreign visitors.
Last year, Vietnam received nearly 3.7 million foreign visitors, meeting only 70% of the set target.
In 2023, it aims to welcome 8 million international visitors, and experts believe the target will be within reach if the visa bottleneck is removed.