Why Hong Kong citizen cannot fly from Hong Kong?

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Hi, i am going to apply the Vietnam visa via your website. I am a Hong Kong citizen and I go to Vietnam from Hong Kong. What should I choose for the nationality part? I found that the Nationality for Hong Kong is “Hong Kong (flying from other countries, NOT from Hong Kong)”. What is that mean? Hong Kong citizen cannot fly from Hong Kong?! please help…

Chan Wing Yan

Dear Chan Wing Yan,

Thank you for your email.

This is to inform you that in the past, Hong Kong passport holders flying to Vietnam from China mainland, Hong Kong and Macau might be asked to have a visa stamped on their passports prior to their departure and they might not be allowed to board their flight to Vietnam using visa on arrival.

However, we have been recently informed by our Chinese customers that now Chinese immigration policy has changed, with the letter of approval from the Vietnamese Inbound, China border authorities have been allowing Chinese citizens to fly to Vietnam’s three international airports (including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang). Please click here for further information. Our Chinese customers have been using visa on arrival to travel from China to Vietnam since then.

It is strongly advised that you should check with your airline again to know for sure whether you will be able to fly to Vietnam using visa on arrival. If yes, we are willing to support you to get Vietnam visa on arrival.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,
Vietnam visa support team.