The Vietnamese government is set to extend the validity of e-visas from 30 days to 90 days in a bid to boost tourism and improve entry and exit procedures. The decision was made during a lawmaking session in Hanoi on Monday, where Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh stressed the importance of facilitating easier travel for foreign visitors and Vietnamese citizens alike. Under the proposed changes, e-visas (be raised the validity of e-visas to 90 days from the current 30 days) will be granted to citizens of all countries and territories, with the list of eligible nations to be determined by the government. The extended e-visa will allow for both single and multiple entries into the country, providing greater flexibility for travelers. In addition, the government plans to increase the duration of temporary residence at the border gate for those entering the country under the visa exemption categories. The current allowance of 15 days will be extended to 45 days, allowing travelers more time to explore the country without having to apply for a visa. The proposal to extend the validity of e-visas and ease entry and exit procedures will be submitted to the National Assembly in May 2023 for inclusion in the 2023 Law and Ordinance Development Programme.