Taiwan (China) has just reopened the Quan Hong visa for Vietnamese visitors from 11/11. Thailand, Korea, Japan, … also have a lot of open policies regarding visas, entry and exit procedures to attract Vietnamese tourists.
Some travel companies said they have just received information from Taiwan Travel Agency (China) that this destination will resume issuing Quan Hong visas for tourist groups from designated Vietnamese travel agencies from 11/11. The earliest time to enter Taiwan is after November 22.
Currently, there are 3 types of visas for Taiwan: regular stamped visa, advanced e-visa and Quan Hong e-visa.
The Quan Hong visa is issued to Vietnamese travel agencies designated by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau to encourage Vietnamese people to travel to Taiwan.
A tour company representative said the group with a Quan Hong visa must have 5 or more people. If you travel to Taiwan with this type of visa, the preparation documents are simple, no cumbersome paperwork; simple, easy and fast procedures; exempt from proof of finances and employment; No interview and no visa application fee (approximately 50 USD).
Shifen – a popular tourist destination when you come to Taiwan (photo Thoi Dai)
In order to mitigate the risks, Taiwan has also made clear rules, if the designated enterprise has 3 members to separate the group (based on collected data/number of delegations applying for Quan Hong visa), the application will be suspended. profile for 2 months; If the cumulative number of split members reaches 6 people, the tour company will be removed from the list of designated companies and will no longer be considered.
The reason is that at the end of 2018, taking advantage of the Quan Hong visa policy, two travel companies in Hanoi asked a travel company in Ho Chi Minh City to create a Quan Hong visa to bring guests to Taiwan, 148/152 people have fled . The Taiwanese side then stopped issuing Quan Hong visas to Vietnamese tourists.
In 2019, more than 400,000 Vietnamese tourists visited Taiwan.
The Japanese market allows Vietnamese tourists, after a month of reopening tourist visas for Vietnamese, to tour and travel alone to Japan without having to book services through travel agencies. In addition, the yen is falling sharply against the USD, which is an ideal condition for tourists who come to Japan to visit and shop.
In September, the number of Vietnamese visitors to Japan reached 30,900 people. A total of 191,500 Vietnamese tourists traveled to Japan in 9 months. With this result, Vietnam is only second after South Korea in terms of total number of visitors to Japan.
Meanwhile, Thailand exempts visas for citizens of 63 countries and territories, with durations of 15, 30 and 90 days, the maximum of which is 30 days (45 countries, including Vietnam). There are 5 countries that are exempt from a visa for Thailand for up to 90 days.
In the Korean market, on October 24, after the incident in which some Vietnamese tourists left the group to stay, the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) confirmed the visa-free policy for Vietnamese tourists to Yangyang International Airport (Gangwon) and Jeju International Airport (Jeju Island). ) still work normally. The requirements for epidemic prevention on entry such as regulations on the number of injections, tests, etc. have been completely eliminated.
A representative of a travel agency in Hanoi said the company received a request immediately after the end of full-time charter trips in October to continue implementing visa-free routes for Vietnamese entering Korea to enter the country. Yang Yang airport in the coming fall – winter and 2023. This is a favorable factor to keep for Vietnamese tourists to continue to enjoy preferential policies regarding entry procedures to Korea, which saves costs and time when applying for a visa .
As a result, the number of Vietnamese visitors to Korea skyrocketed. According to the Korea National Administration of Tourism in Vietnam, this number will exceed 80,000 people in the first nine months of 2022, the number is expected to increase from now until the end of the year.