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New visa requirements for cruises visiting Vietnam

24 Dec 2019
Matt Hochberg

Royal Caribbean shared an update on necessary travel documentation needed for cruises visiting any port in Vietnam.

The Vietnam Visa On Arrival (VOA) program for the following nationalities has changed. Effective immediately, any guests sailing from the below countries should be informed to apply for a visa prior to the arrival at the Vietnam port of call. Please note that the 12 highlighted countries have just been added to the list.

  • Israel
  • Turkey
  • Serbia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Kazakhstan
  • Afghanistan
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Pakistan
  • Morocco
  • Yemen Arab Republic
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Nigeria
  • Oman
  • Bangladesh
  • Jordan
  • Cameron
  • Democratic Republic Of The Congo
  • Sierra Leone
  • Fiji
  • South Africa
  • Mozambique
  • Kenya
  • Ghana

Any Royal Caribbean ships calling at Vietnam ports will no longer be able to apply for the VOA for those guests from the above listed countries. If a guest fails to obtain the visa prior to the cruise, they may be allowed to sail with the ship. However, they will not be able to disembark in any of the Vietnam ports.

Guest should be sure to keep your travel documents and SetSail Pass handy. They’ll need them from the moment they arrive to the port, all the way to boarding the ship, so they won’t want to pack them in their luggage.