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only inbound flight - do i need proof? vietnam

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1. Posted by huishan (Full Member 96 posts) 6y

hello everyone.

i am from singapore, and i am looking into buying a one-way ticket into hanoi, and then return home from hcmc.

this is the first time i am buying a one-way ticket, so i dont know how it works, if i need proof that i will be leaving the country etc. what do i need to know/do?

i dont want to be detained in the country!

thanks for all help!

regards,
shan

2. Posted by Seany (Respected Member 268 posts) 6y

When I went in 2007 I booked a one way from BKK to HCMC. I didn't get asked if I had a outbound flight. As long as you have your visa I think you should be okay...

Have a great time

3. Posted by huishan (Full Member 96 posts) 6y

hey Seany.

i just checked and i realised i do not need any visa to enter vietnam as long as it is within 30 days.

so... what now? :)

regards

4. Posted by Bouncy (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y

Quoting huishan

so... what now? :)

still get a visa to be on the safe side? ;) I know, quite an expensive option ...

5. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 6y

Quoting huishan


i just checked and i realised i do not need any visa to enter vietnam as long as it is within 30 days.

Shan,
One of the advantages of living in a ASEAN country. You get 30 days free on arrival. Since SIN has a VN Embassy, perhaps you might stop by and chat about your planned holiday. They might have some ideas on what to see/do and route. I assume you are flying Jetstar into HAN and out of SGN. Probably the cheapest flight into VN.

I prefer the open tour bus system when travelling between HAN & HCMC. Cheap, convenient, best way to travel IMO. Others prefer the train system because of the saftey issue. No question trains are safer than buses. Here is a good website for train travel in VN. Bus is cheap, more frequent, trains are safer, your decision.

Good luck with your planning and send me a PM if you have questions about VN.

6. Posted by Seany (Respected Member 268 posts) 6y

hey Seany.

i just checked and i realised i do not need any visa to enter vietnam as long as it is within 30 days.

so... what now?

Oh, so no problems at all! ;)

7. Posted by huishan (Full Member 96 posts) 6y

hello everybody!

thanks for the very very relevant replies. :)

i know i do not require any visa at all. but dont know if they will detain me, bomb me with shitload of questions if they realised that on arrival, i have no departure flight.

but again, i think, i will just depart from hanoi! i dont know! should i just be daring, get a one way ticket in first, do everything from there, dont think too much, just do it, then think about what i wanna do when i get there?

i realised that nothing gets down when one thinks too much..

regards

8. Posted by Seany (Respected Member 268 posts) 6y

Why not just book a return flight? Its cheap as chips and if you decide not to use it you haven't lost much!

9. Posted by huishan (Full Member 96 posts) 6y

the return flight will cost me another 140 SGD. and i might want to head over to hcmc!

10. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 6y

Quoting huishan

the return flight will cost me another 140 SGD. and i might want to head over to hcmc!

Why don't you fly Jetstar into HAN, travel down to HCMC and fly home from there? I flew into HAN years ago and left by bus to Phnom Penh. The VN officials don't care anymore what route you take out of VN. I would go over to the VN Embassy in SIN and chat with them. That should answer all your questions.