According to the government decree 46/NQ-CP of Vietnams law , Vietnam will waive visas for the five countries for one year from 1st Jul 2015. The visa-free travel policy will be applicable to German, French, British, Italian, and Spanish visitors, with an allowed 15-day stay for each entry regardless of the type passport, purpose of entry on the facility meets the conditions and prescribed by the law of Vietnam.
This policy was implemented in a period of 1 year from the date 01/07/2015 to end on 06/30/2016 and will be reviewed, renewed under Vietnam law.
Vietnam also has a visa-free policy for nine other Southeast Asian countries, including Brunei, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, and the Philippines.
According to the new directive, foreign tourists who visit Phu Quoc Island, off the southern province of Kien Giang, will not need to apply for a visa if they stay there for 30 days at most.
Tourism industry insiders in Vietnam have pushed for the easing of visa requirements, arguing that the country will benefit much more with an increase in foreign arrivals.
Since the visa waiver (2014) Japanese visitors to Vietnam increased 2.43 times; South Korea increased by 3.6 times; Russia (since 2009) increased by 7.45 times.
This is a bid to boost Vietnam tourism industry while the increasingdemand for tourist to Vietnam of European countries.