Vietnam has increased the cost of a single-entry tourist visa from US$25 to €45. This applies to foreigners and Vietnamese holding foreign passports. The fee must be paid in cash, in US dollars or in Vietnamese dong.
Long-term travellers will now have to pay US$80 for a one-year visa, $100 for one-to-two years, and $120 for a two-to-three year visa.
The new visa charges come as Vietnam raises its target to 7.2 million foreign visitors and 35 million domestic tourists in 2013.