Vietnamese visa for Thai citizens

A visa is NOT required for Thai passport holders visiting Vietnam for a short-term stay: 30 days.

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For Thai citizens to enter Vietnam for a short-term tourism purpose. Not required 30 days
Evisa Vietnam e-visa for Thai citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival Vietnam visa on arrival for Thai citizens Not Available

Vietnam tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding Thai 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 Thailand, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of Vietnam nearest your place of residence.

  • Bangkok: The Embassy of Vietnam in Bangkok, Thailand (Working hours: Open now. Close in 7 hours 57 minutes)
  • Khon kaen: The Consulate General of Vietnam in Khon kaen, Thailand (Working hours: Open now. Close in 7 hours 57 minutes)

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

Tourism Statistics Chart

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

Year Number of visitors (Thailand) estimated Change (%)
2008 178,183 N/A
2009 183,638 3.06%
2010 172,729 -5.94%
2011 181,820 5.26%
2012 225,866 24.23%
2013 268,968 19.08%
2014 246,874 -8.21%
2015 214,645 -13.05%
2016 266,984 24.38%
2017 301,587 12.96%
2018 349,310 15.82%
2019 509,802 45.95%
2020 125,725 -75.34%

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

Vietnam & Thailand comparison

Vietnam's area is approximately 310,070 km2 (119,718 sq mi), while the area of Thailand is approximately 510,890 km2 (197,255 sq mi). This means Thailand is 64.77% larger than Vietnam.

As of September 2021, Vietnam's population is ~162.9 million people - 80,153,917 more people than the population of Thailand.

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

Vietnam Thailand Difference
Population (est 2021) 162,862,110 82,708,193 80.2 million more people live in Vietnam than Thailand
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 96 98 Vietnam has 2 fewer diplomatic representations abroad compared with Thailand.
Travel freedom (2021) 21 35 Vietnam passport holders visit 14 fewer countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 107 144 Vietnamese hosts 37 fewer foreign missions than Thailand.

Frequently asked questions, answered

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

The number of visitors from Thailand visiting Vietnam in 2020 was approximately 125,725.

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