October 13, 2019
Vietnam Border Crossings for Vietnam e-Visa Holders
Vietnam is one of the most popular tourist destinations today, thanks to its beautiful natural landscapes that consist of lush green mountains and scenic beaches. Of course, Vietnam is also home to some interesting historical sights and has some of the most delicious cuisines in the world.
There are many ways to travel to Vietnam. Although most tourists would prefer to fly directly to the country, there are others that would travel by land coming from the neighboring countries of Cambodia, Laos, and China. Regardless of how you enter Vietnam, it’s very important that you have a valid Vietnam visa, such as the e-Visa. Here’s how you can enter Vietnam border crossings using the Vietnam e-Visa.
Vietnam Border Crossings
There are many border locations all over Vietnam. You can enter the country by land, sea, and air, depending on where you intend to go to Vietnam and your planned itinerary. When entering Vietnam, one of the most important things you need to think of is the Vietnam visa, regardless of how you plan on entering the country.
One of the most common visas that foreign travelers would use in entering the country is the e-Visa. With this e-visa, you would be able to enter Vietnam in the following borders:
- International airports
- Land crossings
- Seaport (entering by boat or cruiseship)
Airports in Vietnam
The Vietnam e-Visa is accepted in all eight international airports in Vietnam. You can apply for the e-visa online by filling out the application form. Here’s the list of airports that accept the e-Visa:
- Cam Ranh International Airport in Nha Trang city
- Can Tho International Airport in Can Tho city
- Cat Bi International Airport in Hai Phong city
- Da Nang International Airport in Da Nang city
- Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi city
- Phu Bai International Airport in Hue city
- Phu Quoc International Airport in Phu Quoc island
- Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City
If you are flying to Vietnam soon and you will be passing in any of the airports mentioned above, you can apply for the e-Visa online and use it to enter Vietnam.
Land Crossings in Vietnam
Foreign travelers who are backpacking in Southeast Asia will most likely enter Vietnam through land borders coming from the neighboring countries of China, Cambodia or Laos by bus. There are numerous land borders all over the country and the Vietnam e-Visa can be accepted at 16 different land borders:
Bo Y Landport Moc Bai Landport
Cha Lo Landport Mong Cai Landport
Cau Treo Landport Nam Can Landport
Huu Nghi Landport Na Meo Landport
Ha Tien Landport Song Tien Landport
Lao Bao Landport Tinh Bien Landport
Lao Cai Landport Tay Trang Landport
La Lay Landport Xa Mat Landport
If you are passing through Vietnam in any of these land borders, you can take advantage of the Vietnam e-Visa. Simply apply for it online and print the e-visa. Take it with you on your trip and present it at the immigration when passing through land borders.
Seaports in Vietnam
There are also a few seaports in Vietnam and those who plan on traveling to Vietnam by boat will most likely be passing here. Thankfully, the Vietnam eVisa can be accepted at some of the major seaports in Vietnam including the following:
- Chan May Seaport
- Da Nang Seaport
- Duong Dong Seaport
- Hon Gai Seaport
- Hai Phong Seaport
- Nha Trang Seaport
- Quy Nhon Seaport
- Ho Chi Minh City Seaport
- Vung Tau Seaport
For those who are entering Vietnam by boat or cruiseship, you can apply for an e-Visa that you will present at the immigration at the seaport in order to be allowed entry to the country.
Entering Vietnam from Nearby Countries
Vietnam shares border with Laos, Cambodia, and China. So if you’re traveling to Vietnam by land, you will most likely be passing at any of those borders that Vietnam shared with these three countries.
Traveling to Vietnam from Laos
If you came from Laos, you can do a border crossing towards Vietnam by passing at any of these land borders:
- Tay Trang Landport (31 km from Dien Bien Phu city, Dien Bien province, Vietnam)
- Na Meo Landport (in Na Meo village, Quan Son district, Thanh Hoa province, Vietnam)
- Nam Cam Landport (in Nam Cam village, Ky Son district, Nghe An province, Vietnam)
- Cau Treo Landport (in Kim Son village, Huong Son district, Ha Tinh province, Vietnam)
- Cha Lo Landport (in Dan Hoa village, Minh Hoa district, Quang Binh province, Vietnam)
- Lao Bao Landport (in Lao Bao town, Huong Hoa district, Quang Tri province, Vietnam)
- Bo Y Landport (in Bo Y village, Ngoc Hoi district, Kon Tum province, Vietnam)
- La Lay Landport (A Ngo village, Dakrong district, Quang Tri province, Vietnam)
For more information about “Crossing the Laos – Vietnam Land Border with the Vietnam e-Visa”, please click here.
Traveling to Vietnam from Cambodia
If you are coming from Cambodia, you can your eVisa when passing at any of the border control checkpoints below:
- Ha Tien Landport (also called Xa Xia Landport in My Duc village, Ha Tien town, Kien Giang province, Vietnam)
- Moc Bai Landport (in Loi Thuan village, Ben Cau district, Tay Ninh province, Vietnam)
- Song Tien Landport (in Vinh Xuong village, Tan Chau district, An Giang province, Vietnam)
- Tinh Bien Landport (in Tinh Bien town, Tinh Bien district, An Giang province, Vietnam)
- Xa Mat Landport (in Tan Lap village, Tan Bien district, Tay Ninh province, Vietnam)
For more information about “Border Crossing from Cambodia to Vietnam with the Vietnam e-Visa” please click here.
Traveling to Vietnam from China
Although crossing Vietnam from China is not very common since most travellers will usually come from Southeast Asia, there are instances where you may need to pass through the border that Vietnam shares with China. Here are the borders:
- Mong Cai Landport (in Hoa Lac ward, Mong Cai city, Quang Ninh province, Vietnam)
- Huu Nghi Landport (17km from Lang Son city, Lang Son province, Vietnam)
- Lao Cai Landport (Lao Cai city, Lao Cai province, Vietnam)
For “How to Cross the Border from China to Vietnam” – please click here.
In order to be sure that you will not encounter any issues when crossing borders, do your research ahead and prepare the necessary documents and requirements.