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Visa into Vietnam and do I need a return ticket to enter VN

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1. Posted by laimui (Budding Member 20 posts) 10y

I will need to purchase my ticket tomorrow, please reply ASAP.

Can someone please confirm this? As I am planning to back pack from Hanoi - Vietnam to Cambodia by bus or train then onto laso then back to Bangkok.

I have just been advised by a travel agent and the Vietnam embassy here in Hong Kong that I will need to purchase a return ticket from Hong Kong. As I will have trouble getting into Vietnam upon arrival.

I experienced the same problem when I was in Bangkok, I was forced to purchase a one way return ticket leaving from Manila. As they advised me that I will not be let into the Philippines and they will not let me board the plane in Thailand.

Upon arrival in Philippines, immigration didn`t ask for proof of return ticket. This was a very expensive one way ticket back.

I don`t want any complications upon arrival in Vietnam.


2. Posted by TylerJames (Respected Member 333 posts) 10y

i dont think you will have a problem bring a copy of your bank statment just incase they usally just hurry you into the country if you have your visa already, i have heard that you can now get your visa upon arrival

3. Posted by rebmamber (Respected Member 40 posts) 10y

We started in Signapoer, then Thailand, then Cambodia, and now in Vietnam. We do not have return tickets and have not had any problems at borders or getting visa's. We got our Vietnam Visa in Bangkok at the Vietnam Embasy for 2,500 Bhat (~50 USD), which we thought was standards. In Cambodia (Phnom Phen) we found out that you can get your Vietnam Visa through a tourist shop for $35 USD and it takes only a day. I haven't heard about Visa's upon arrival into Vietnam.
Good luck.

4. Posted by sunnyday (Budding Member 25 posts) 10y


You don't need to purchase a return tickect to Vietnam nor from Vietnam to other destination.
I know you have to do that once going to Philippine. But not to Vietnam so don't worry.
Have a wonderful trip,