Vietnam is considering VISA EXEMPTION for Indians though India is already in the list of E-Visa eligible countries but I think VISA EXEMPTION would be a great step towards getting more and more Indians to travel to Vietnam thankfully now which is more convinient given direct connectivity with Vietjet and Vietnam Airlines.https://www.google.com/amp/s/ampe.vnexp ... 98465.html
Vietnam is much more cheaper than Thailand has great and unspoilt beaches compared to trash filled and over crowded beaches of Thailand and I feel with Visa Free entry it would be top holiday destination for Indians in SEA.
This is great news. With the massive addition of VietJet into the Indian market, this will help the India-Vietnam numbers go up. Especially in the peak Q4, if you see the fares, they are actually quiet cheap from many of the routes announced.
The most interesting route which I am looking forward to is, Da Nang. SGN and HAN are known to Indian tourists, DAD-India will be an interesting route and what I am looking forward to is IF at all 6E will add any capacity to Vietnam from BOM/DEL/HYD/BLR and MAA (If bilaterals allow).
I agree Indian LCCs must exploit this highly potential market having been to Thailand already and seen how the beaches and almost all of it has been spoilt by over crowded tourists Vietnam does seem to be a great option.
I will be flying to Phu Quoc Island next month as Vietjet is commencing direct flights from DEL to PQC as soon as the flights were announced I booked it right away and the best part of all is that Vietjet is offering dirt cheap prices .You wont believe if I told you I got my return tickets DEL-PQC-DEL in just 9500 INR.
the flight time between DEL and PQC is 4 Hrs 50 Min so almost 5 Hours and even though we still need to get an Evisa but I have to say its still better to pay 2000 bucks and get the Evisa than getting the Pre approved visa letter which is more costly and you have to have your accomodations booked in advance or the embassy visa so Im glad that if not visa exempt yet India is in the eligible list of Evisa countries.
As of now India,US,Canada,Aus,NZ,Mexico,UAE are in Evisa eligible countries but with great response since the reopening there are news floating that soon all these countries could be added on VISA EXEMPT countries which already includes UK,Italy,Russia,Japan,South Korea etc.
Also to all those planning to fly to Vietnam make sure you enter the Port of Entry as the Airport you will fly direct into because Vietnam has this very strict entry policy pertaining to visa and a lot of people have been denied boarding for this mistake lately so If you have mentioned port of entry as Ho chi Minh in your Evisa then make sure you buy a ticket for flight that lands directly into HCM as your first port of entry irrespective of the transits you take if you buy a ticket for Da Nang and have HCM mentioned on your Evisa then the airline will deny you boarding.