Strict visa policy limits tourist arrivalsVietNamNet Bridge - Visa waivers are used by many countries to attract tourists, but Vietnam has chosen to pursue a strict visa policy. A report from the EU Parliament says the harsh visa policy may cause the loss of 250,000 jobs and 12.6 billion euros ($13.8 billion) to the EU economy. Vietnam is failing to attract travelers from many markets because of security reasons and fear of loss of revenue from visa fees. With 13 million foreign travelers to Vietnam in 2017, including travelers from ASEAN countries which enjoy visa waivers, the amount of visa fees is not that high. However, he stressed that the visa waivers would not be an obstacle to activities to ensure national security.
Source: VietNamNet News April 16, 2018 05:03 UTC