Visa exemption means international tourists can visit Phu Quoc for up to 30 days

March 23, 2023 | 11:25
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Phu Quoc Island is an ideal choice for travel and long-term relaxation thanks to a visa exemption policy for international visitors, temporary stays of up to 30 days, rich nature, and impressive architecture.

Phu Quoc is currently the only destination in Vietnam with this unique visa policy. According to current legal regulations, from July 2020, foreigners and Vietnamese holding foreign passports entering, exiting, and residing in Phu Quoc Island are exempt from visas for a temporary stay of no more than 30 days.

Foreigners can enter an international border gate (including air and sea), stay in the transit area at that border gate, and then transfer to Phu Quoc Island to be exempt from visas following this regulation.

Visa exemption means international tourists can visit Phu Quoc for up to 30 days
Phu Quoc is famous for its beautiful and dreamlike beaches

Phu Quoc has this visa policy because it is the only island that meets the conditions of visa exemption for foreigners under Vietnamese law. It has an international airport, definite geographical boundaries, is separate from the mainland, supports the nation's socioeconomic development policy, and does not jeopardise national defence, security, social order, or safety.

As an isolated island located in the Gulf of Thailand in the southwest of Vietnam, the transportation links to Phu Quoc are very convenient with air, sea, and land routes. Tourists visiting this island can enter and exit through three border gates, including Phu Quoc International Airport, Ha Tien International Border Gate, and Duong Dong Port.

Visa exemption means international tourists can visit Phu Quoc for up to 30 days
Hon Thom, the world's longest cable car, is located in the south of Phu Quoc island

Currently, many international routes with multiple daily flights operate to Phu Quoc, including those from India, South Korea, Thailand, and Malaysia, and many other countries continue to research and open routes. Transportation on the island is also extremely convenient, with tourists able to easily use taxis and buses. In particular, those who have purchased tickets to Sun World Phu Quoc will receive free bus tickets for the Duong Dong-An Thoi route.

Attractive nature with many impressive architectural works

Phu Quoc is a favourite destination for tourists all over the world. Those visiting pearl island can enjoy the fresh air with warm sunshine all year round and explore the rich and dreamlike island paradise.

It is home to some of the beaches listed as the most beautiful on the planet, with fine white sand and limpid water right to the bottom. These include Bai Kem and Bai Sao, along with Hon Thom, Hon May Rut, Hon Mong Tay, and Hon Dam Ngang with pristine beauty, diverse marine and forest ecosystems, colourful coral reefs, and amazing rocky cliffs.

There are also romantic sunsets when the sun dyes the ocean red on the island's southwest coast and at the end point of Ong Doi Cape – a one-of-a-kind location where tourists can watch the sunset and sunrise from the same spot.

The attractive natural beauty of the An Thoi archipelago of Phu Quoc captivates tourists.
The natural beauty of Phu Quoc's An Thoi Archipelago captivates tourists

As well as freely exploring the sea and islands with many appealing activities such as swimming, kayaking, diving, canoeing around the islands, and night squid fishing, tourists visiting Phu Quoc can also discover the unique indigenous culture, a world of products, and rich and fresh cuisine, all while visiting many historical sites such as Phu Quoc Prison and the Dinh Cau tourist attraction.

With its rare natural beauty, Phu Quoc is compared to well-known tourist paradises such as the Maldives, Phuket in Thailand, and Bali in Indonesia.

In 2022, Phu Quoc was named the world's most attractive natural island at the World Travel Awards ceremony, surpassing six destinations from other continents, including many islands that are known as paradises like Zanzibar and Lofoten in Norway.

Previously, the world-famous travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler announced the list of its 35th Readers' Choice Awards, with Phu Quoc being the only Vietnamese representative to be honoured as one of the Top 10 most loved islands in Asia.

Phu Quoc also won many titles, such as being placed among the 25 most beautiful islands in the world in 2022 by Travel + Leisure, and the 15 best islands for retirement, voted for by International Living.

Visa exemption means international tourists can visit Phu Quoc for up to 30 days
The diverse and rich marine life of Phu Quoc

In addition, Phu Quoc also gathers world-class works honouring architectural art and culture, such as Sunset Town, Asia's largest show of multimedia technology on the water, Kiss The Stars, the Sun Signature Gallery architectural art museum, and luxury resorts such as JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort, New World Phu Quoc Resort, Premier Village Phu Quoc Resort, and Sun World Phu Quoc beach entertainment complex with the world's longest cable car.

All of these works blend the quintessence of architecture with indigenous culture, and they have been constructed in harmony and sophistication with the nature of the island.

Visa exemption means international tourists can visit Phu Quoc for up to 30 days
Asia's largest show of multimedia technology on the water, Kiss The Stars

Tourists visiting Sunset Town in the south of the island will be able to check-in at the Kiss Bridge in the middle of the ocean. With unique architecture created through a collaboration between Sun Group and renowned architect Marco Casamonti, Kiss Bridge is a symbolic work that honours the value of love and friendship. It will soon be included in the world's most famous bridges list.

Visa exemption means international tourists can visit Phu Quoc for up to 30 days
Impressive architectural works on Phu Quoc Island

With a superior visa policy that creates maximum convenience for international tourists, amazing nature, rich culture, friendly and warm people, and impressive architectural works, Phu Quoc is on its way to becoming the world's new destination.

This island deserves to be the ideal choice for long-term vacations, lavish weddings of the global elite, meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions, and international events.

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