Vietnamese visa for Chinese citizens

A visa is REQUIRED for Chinese passport holders visiting Vietnam for tourism and business purposes. See detailed requirements below:

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For Chinese citizens to enter Vietnam for a short-term tourism purpose. Visa required N/A
Evisa Vietnam e-visa for Chinese citizens Eligible
Visa on arrival Vietnam visa on arrival for Chinese citizens Not Available

Vietnam tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding Chinese passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in Vietnam.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from Vietnam.

If you are looking for Vietnam visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from China, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of Vietnam nearest your place of residence.

  • Beijing: The Embassy of Vietnam in Beijing, China (Working hours: Open now. Close in 5 hours 38 minutes)
  • Shanghai: The Consulate General of Vietnam in Shanghai, China (Working hours: Open now. Close in 5 hours 38 minutes)
  • Kunming: The Consulate General of Vietnam in Kunming, China (Working hours: Open now. Close in 5 hours 38 minutes)
  • Hong Kong: The Consulate General of Vietnam in Hong Kong, China (Working hours: Open now. Close in 5 hours 38 minutes)
  • Guangzhou: The Consulate General of Vietnam in Guangzhou, China (Working hours: Open now. Close in 5 hours 38 minutes)
  • NanNing: The Consulate General of Vietnam in NanNing, China (Working hours: Open now. Close in 5 hours 38 minutes)

Vietnam visa applications & requirements (For reference purposes only, please visit the nearest Vietnam diplomatic mission offices to China for guidance)

Tourism Statistics Chart

The line chart shows the number of visitors from China traveling to Vietnam from 2008 to 2018.

Year Number of visitors (China) estimated Change (%)
2008 889,255 N/A
2009 880,537 -0.98%
2010 880,537 0.00%
2011 1,416,804 60.90%
2012 1,428,693 0.84%
2013 1,907,794 33.53%
2014 1,947,236 2.07%
2015 1,780,918 -8.54%
2016 2,696,848 51.43%
2017 4,008,253 48.63%
2018 4,966,468 23.91%
2019 5,806,425 16.91%
2020 871,819 -84.99%

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

Vietnam & China comparison

Vietnam's area is approximately 310,070 km2 (119,718 sq mi), while the area of China is approximately 9,388,211 km2 (3,624,807 sq mi). This means China is 30.28 times bigger than Vietnam.

As of March 2021, Vietnam's population is ~113.6 million people - 1,428,765,463 fewer people than the population of China.

We have highlighted Vietnam & China’s relative positions on world's map for your reference.

Vietnam China Difference
Population (est 2021) 113,598,121 1,542,363,584 1.4 billion fewer people live in Vietnam than China
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 96 276 Vietnam has 180 fewer diplomatic representations abroad compared with China.
Travel freedom (2021) 21 37 Vietnam passport holders visit 16 fewer countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 107 344 Vietnamese hosts 237 fewer foreign missions than China.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from China travel to Vietnam in one year?

The number of visitors from China visiting Vietnam in 2020 was approximately 871,819.

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