Vietnam Border Crossings for Visa Holders

Vietnam is one of Asia’s most attractive countries to jet setters given its vast landscape that expands an area of 1,650 km from north to south. Not only do travelers get to experience the breathtaking terrains of the country but this also means that its coastline stretches over 3,000 km, as well.

If you are planning a journey to Vietnam and need to know more information about how to enter Vietnam border crossings with the electronic Visa for Vietnam, find out where you can cross the border to Vietnam or enter by air or sea here. Our information lists all the ports of entry by sea, land, and air, and also explains other information such as how to travel to Vietnam from neighboring countries.

Vietnam Border Crossings with e-Visas

There are various border locations in Vietnam that can be crossed in order to enter Vietnam. There are three different types of border-crossing: land, air, and sea.

The port of entry that travelers choose to enter will depend entirely on their travel plans and itinerary. However, it is necessary to take into account the following border crossings, their locations, and whether or not the immigration authorities at the port of entry accept the eVisa as a valid travel document.

The following information is divided into the type of port or crossing and the individual border crossings. The three categories are:

  • International airports
  • Land crossings
  • Port of entry by boat (seaport)

Airports in Vietnam

There are 8 international airports in Vietnam at present which accept the Vietnam eVisa that can be applied for online by completing the online visa application form. The list of international airports in Vietnam below includes the airport name, location and airport code which can be used to identify each airport.

  • Can Tho International Airport (VCA) Cần Thơ
  • Da Nang International Airport (DAD) Da Nang
  • Cat Bi International Airport (HPH) Hai Phong
  • Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) Hanoi
  • Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) Tan Son Nhat International Airport
  • Phu Bai International Airport (HUI) Huế
  • Cam Ranh International Airport (CXR) Nha Trang
  • Phu Quoc International Airport (PQC) Phú Quốc

Other types of tourist visas such as the Vietnam visa-on-arrival can only access the country through the international airports of Noi Bai in Hanoi, Tan Son Nhat in Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang airport in Danang City.

Land Crossings in Vietnam

One of the most common ways for backpackers to enter Vietnam is by land, usually by bus. Travelers backpacking in nearby countries can cross the Vietnamese border to enter the country at up to 16 different Vietnam eVisa land border gates.

The following is a list of the land crossings that accept the eVisa for Vietnam:

  • Bo Y Landport
  • Cha Lo Landport
  • Cau Treo Landport
  • Huu Nghi Landport
  • Ha Tien Landport
  • Lao Bao Landport
  • Lao Cai Landport
  • La Lay Landport
  • Moc Bai Landport
  • Mong Cai Landport
  • Nam Can Landport
  • Na Meo Landport
  • Song Tien Landport
  • Tinh Bien Landport
  • Tay Trang Landport
  • Xa Mat Landport

Seaports in Vietnam

If you are traveling to Vietnam by boat, it is crucial that you research the seaport of arrival and double-check that your eVisa will be accepted. The following list details the seaports of entry to Vietnam for the eVisa:

  • Chan May Seaport
  • Da Nang Seaport
  • Duong Dong Seaport
  • Hon Gai Seaport
  • Hai Phong Seaport
  • Nha Trang Seaport
  • Quy Nhon Seaport
  • Ho Chi Minh City Seaport
  • Vung Tau Seaport

Traveling to Vietnam from Nearby Countries

Those who require more specific information due to travel plans that involve crossing land borders from neighboring countries may wish to revise our list of travel guides for those crossing land borders in Vietnam.

Cambodia to Vietnam Border Crossings

For crossing from Cambodia to Vietnam, there are a number of border control checkpoints that travelers can cross such as:

  • Bavet–Moc Bai crossing
  • Kaam Samnor–Ving Xuong
  • Phnom Den–Tinh Bien
  • Prek Chak–Xa Xia
  • Le Thanh–O Yadao

For more information about crossing the border between Cambodia and Vietnam, read our guide on crossing from Cambodia to Vietnam with details on visa information, fees, and more.

Crossing from Laos to Vietnam

Traveling from Laos to Vietnam by bus, car or motorbike can be done at the border crossings listed below:

  • Sop Hun– Tay Trang
  • Na Maew–Nam Xoi
  • Nam Can–Nam Khan
  • Nam Phao–Cau Treo
  • Dansavanh–Lau Bao
  • Bo Y–Ngoc Hoi

The most common crossings are:

  • Sop Hun–Tay Trang (Highway No.279)
  • Nam Phao–Cau Treo (Highway No.8)
  • Dansavanh–Lau Bao (Highway No.9A)

For more information on the different land crossings, border control system, and expectations of immigration authorities, read more about crossing the border from Laos to Vietnam.

Traveling from China to Vietnam

While it is not common to travel from China to Vietnam via a point of entry along the border, it can be done. There are 3 different crossings for traveling to China from Vietnam by land:

  • Mong Cai–Dong Hung
  • Dong Dang–Ping Xian
  • Lao Cai–Hekou

The three border crossings are located in Northeast Vietnam. For more information, read our guide on traveling from China to Vietnam.

Visit Vietnam on your next vacation in Asia and experience unique landscapes, views, and culture. Vietnamese history goes back as long as over 2,000 years ago and holds much in store for those who are fortunate enough to visit. If you are planning a journey to Vietnam and require more information regarding entry to Vietnam or more visa information, visit our News Page for up-to-date information about Vietnam eVisa.