Previously, Russian citizens entering Vietnam with a stay of less than 15 days will not need to apply for a visa. However, with the strong influence of the nCovid-19 epidemic, this policy is likely to be suspended soon.
On March 10, 2020, the Vietnamese government officially issued a new regulation on visa exemption policy for European countries. Facing the widespread epidemic in Europe, the Vietnamese government decided to cancel the unilateral visa waiver program for 8 European countries, including the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland. This regulation officially takes effect from 12/3/2020. From now, citizens of these countries need to apply for a visa.
Russia is one of the countries that are exempted from visa when entering Vietnam. Similar to the European countries mentioned above, the disease is also affecting Russia. With the complicated situation of the current epidemic, and with the increasing number of virus infections in Russia, Vietnamese government is likely to suspend the visa exemption policy for Russian citizens soon.
Although the visa exemption program may be suspended, Russians can still apply for a visa to enter Vietnam. If you are planning to come to Vietnam in the near future, you should apply for a visa ASAP. Vietnam visa can be obtained easily on the link https://www.vietnam-evisa.com/apply/, it will only take about 5 minutes to complete this online visa application, and after two working days, the visa will sent to your email. The cost of Vietnam visa for Russians is very low, only 6 USD. In the current period, when the visa exemption policy can be canceled at any time, it is extremely necessary to apply for a visa in advance.