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:
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
If you came from Laos, you can do a border crossing towards Vietnam by passing at any of these land borders:
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:
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:
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.