At the national conference on tourism development took place last week, in Hoi An, The Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has confirmed Vietnam will issue electronic visa on 01 January 2017.
Besides the visa-free and issuing the visa at the border, electronic visa (E-Visa) has become a popular trend in the world for many years. So what are the advantages of E-Visa and how has it been applied by country?
Firstly, the E-Visa is potentially better security, compatibility information, suitable for multi-purpose use and easy sharing among relevant agencies in case of need.
Secondly, management systems are transparent, updated, both finance and information, to reduce the negative, annoying, negatively affect the image of national tourism destination.
Thirdly, if the E-Visa is applied, visitors will have more advantages. As they can apply for a visa through the Internet, expand the range of consular services outside the Embassy and Consulate, and use multiple languages.
Fourthly, the E-Visa is fast, saving time and environmental-friendly because of paperless and simple convenient procedures.
Since 1996, Australia has been the first country to apply the E-Visa. This system has played an important role in controlling security ahead of the rise in tourists mutations occur during the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000.
After the success of Australia, the E-Visa application continues in many countries such as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Republic of Armenia, Kingdom of Bahrain, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Turkey…
In fact, the E-Visa has contributed significantly solve the visa registration documents for large numbers of tourists in the short term, created favorable conditions for tourists reach the destination, while creating source support forces deployed tourism promotion programs to promote tourism to key markets.
Experts expect this innovation will help to change the face of tourism in Vietnam market next time, help friendly destination and more attractive to international tourists.