Vietnam News - Releases from Vietnam

News and Releases from Vietnam. Here we inform about the latest news on politics, economy, culture and tourism from Vietnam. We are reporting about the news from Vietnam which are of public interest as well about things which remain hidden from the public. Crime and corruption behind the scenes of a postcard facade. In Vietnam there are more than fine cuisine and wonderful beaches. Vietnam in hidden also has its dark shady sides.

1.   22.06.2017: Visa Vietnam exemption extended the second time
2.   13.03.2017: Visa Vietnam on Arrival now available at the airport Cam Ranh
3.   10.09.2016: Environmental disaster in Vietnam
4.   04.09.2016: Tourists killed in Vietnam
5.   01.07.2016: Visa exemption for Vietnam is extended
6.   22.05.2016: Vung Tau Beach puts on an entirely “new shirt”
7.   25.04.2016: hawkers get their own marketplaces in Ho Chi Minh City for trade activity
8.   09.04.2016: Vietnam Motorbike Tours - the ITI-HOLIDAY Prize Draw
9.   01.04.2016: Ho Chi Minh City - crime rises steadily
10.   14.11.2015: International Driving Permit is accepted in Vietnam
11.   04.11.2015: Vietnam Visa Fee are reduced
12.   18.06.2015: Abolition of Visa Requirement for Vietnam
13.   02.01.2015: Hanoi Airport opens New Terminal
14.   13.09.2014: Visa Exemption for Tourists in Vietnam

1.   22.06.2017: Visa Vietnam exemption extended the second time
Vietnam News - Releases from Vietnam

As is now well-known, the Vietnamese authorities on Wednesday the 1st July 2015, had a temporary exemption from Visa requirement announced for citizens from five European countries (Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy and Spain) for a year until 30. June 2016. This was an apparently very effective program as, according to official Vietnamese statistics, the number of tourists which traveling to Vietnam increased continuously from month to month. For this reason on July the first in 2016, the Vietnamese government decided to extend this temporary regulation until 30. June 2017.

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2.   13.03.2017: Visa Vietnam on Arrival now available at the airport Cam Ranh
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The Visa on Arrival for Vietnam has been to enable travels to Vietnam for several weeks again with arrivals at the international airport of Cam Ranh in the center of the country. This is especially for those travelers who want to experience a relaxing beach holiday in Vietnam because the seaside resort of Nha Trang with its seven kilometers long beach and a lot of tropical islands along of the cost line is located only 25 kilometers south of the airport. But also at the Cam Ranh Bay itself there are beautiful beaches with hotels and resorts which invite for a relaxed beach holiday.

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3.   10.09.2016: Environmental disaster in Vietnam
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In Vietnam occurred the biggest environmental disaster since the deployment of Agent Orange by the Americans during the Vietnam War. It happened almost unnoticed by the world while Europe was busy with the refugee crisis and America with the forthcoming presidential elections of the USA. The perpetrators of the environmental disaster come from abroad and are supported by the Vietnamese politicians, similar as it was happen at the Vietnam War. Beginning in early April 2016 a massive fish deaths on the coast of Vietnam was perceived.

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4.   04.09.2016: Tourists killed in Vietnam
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Vietnam belongs for tourists to the most popular and safest travel destinations in the world, as long as one can believe officially widespread reports. However, this information may not been longer current since a long time. More and more tourists in Vietnam were killed at criminal offenses as well by tragic accidents. These accidents occur mostly due to insufficient checking for compliance with statutory safety regulations by the Vietnamese authorities. ITI-HOLIDAY had reported as early as April 2016 about the constantly rising crime in Vietnam , especially in the metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City.

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5.   01.07.2016: Visa exemption for Vietnam is extended
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The mystery of the extension of the Visa waiver for Vietnam is dissolved. Today (at the first of July.2016) we received official reports from Vietnam where announced that the wishes of the Vietnamese Ministry of Tourism are realized and the Visa exemption for citizens of five European countries is extended for one more year, until the 30.06.2017 becomes. But for some Vietnam vacationers this news comes too late, as they have already applied for their Vietnam Visa.
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6.   22.05.2016: Vung Tau Beach puts on an entirely “new shirt”
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Vung Tau authority has officially banned carousing and cooking on the beach on April 26. 2016. To arrive at this decision, the cause also comes from the unconscious of many people. According to Ms. Truong Thi Huong, Deputy Chairwoman of People's Committee of Vung Tau City, people trade food and tourists carouse at the beach then they don’t clean up, even they throw rubbish indiscriminately and sleazily which contribute to the loss of aesthetic beach and coast polluting, and also reduce coastal water beach quality.

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7.   25.04.2016: hawkers get their own marketplaces in Ho Chi Minh City for trade activity
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Some public areas in town will be assigned for the hawkers according to an announcement by the government authorities in Ho Chi Minh City. The implementation of this plan shall begin at the end of April 2016th. All hawkers from District 1 in Ho Chi Minh City will then need to go for doing their business in fixed certain roads.
The selected areas for this pilot project are located in Ben Nghe Ward. It involves the sidewalk of the road Nguyen Van Chiem and the crossing of the streets Hai Ba Trung and Pham Ngoc Thach.

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8.   09.04.2016: Vietnam Motorbike Tours - the ITI-HOLIDAY Prize Draw
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Guided Vietnam motorbike tours are available at the new tour programs of ITI-HOLIDAY since 2016. To introduce the adventure tours by motorbike in the Southeast Asian country, the tour operator provides a prize draw where ones can win among other prize a brand new Smartphone "Samsung GALAXY S7".
ITI-HOLIDAY offers for their customers since 2009 private trips to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, which are specifically tailored to whose wishes and interests.

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9.   01.04.2016: Ho Chi Minh City - crime rises steadily
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Crime in biggest metropolis of Vietnam has grown steadily over the past years and continues to expand. Crimes such as theft and robbery as well others are not only more and more a problem for tourists and locals but also are new challenges for the state authorities.
Mr. and Ms. Doe (name changed by the editor) are annoyed because they were victims of a robbery in the morning near Ben Thanh Market in the city center of Saigon.
 

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10.   14.11.2015: International Driving Permit is accepted in Vietnam
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It is added thereto no actual message that the international driving permit is accepted in Vietnam but yet this is still current. Still are circulating a variety of information on the Internet about driving motor vehicles by foreigners in Vietnam. It states for example that neither foreign nor international driving licenses are accepted in Vietnam. It was further published that foreign driving permits require a rewriting in Vietnamese driver's permits for foreigners to may ride motor vehicles in Vietnam. These reports and information’s are incorrect.

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11.   04.11.2015: Vietnam Visa Fee are reduced
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The Vietnamese government lowers on 11.23.2015 the fees of the visa Vietnam. This was notified to the Vietnamese authorities in Circular no. 157/2015 / TT-BTC of 13. October 2015.

These changes affects to all foreign Vietnam Travelers which are not exempted for Vietnam Visa and it refers to the cost for Vietnam Visa on Arrival.

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12.   18.06.2015: Abolition of Visa Requirement for Vietnam
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The Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung decided to abolish the Visa Requirement in Vietnam for citizens from 5 European countries. This applies to the citizens of France, Germany, Spain, Italy and England. The decision resulted from proposals to the Vietnamese Government by the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the Vietnamese Tourism Administration. This measure attempts to counteract the declining visitors numbers in Vietnam which over the past 10 years have been steady increases (1).

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13.   02.01.2015: Hanoi Airport opens New Terminal
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After three years of construction the new terminal (T2) of the international Airport Noi Bai in Hanoi the largest airport in northern Vietnam was opens on time. The official opening of the now biggest and most modern terminal at the international airports in Vietnam was consummated by the Vietnam Airlines flight VN661 from Hanoi to Singapore at 10:45 clock local time. The new terminal (T2) comprises 4 floors and spans an area of nearly 140.000 square meters. It consists of a main building and two wings with modern facilities for services on passengers.

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14.   13.09.2014: Visa Exemption for Tourists in Vietnam
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Currently the Vietnam Visa exemption is valid for a period of 30 days for tourists from the ASEAN countries with the exception of Brunei (only 14 days), as well as for tourists from Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Japan, South Korea and Russia for 15 days. In addition all visitors to a stay of 15 days on Phu Quoc Island theoretically exempt from the Visa requirement. Background is a joint proposal of the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism as well the Vietnam Tourism Administration to the Government.

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