The following is the Vietnam visa update from Royal Caribbean:
“The Vietnam Visa On Arrival (VOA) program for the following nationalities has changed. Effective immediately, any guests sailing from the below countries should be informed to apply for a visa prior to the arrival at the Vietnam port of call. Please note that the 12 highlighted countries have just been added to the list.
ISRAEL, TURKEY, SERBIA, SRI LANKA, KAZAKHSTAN, AFGHANISTAN, IRAN, IRAQ, PAKISTAN, MOROCCO, YEMEN ARAB REPUBLIC, SAUDI ARABIA, NIGERIA, OMAN, BANGLADESH, JORDAN, CAMERON, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO, SIERRA LEONE, FIJI, SOUTH AFRICA, MOZAMBIQUE, KENYA AND GHANA.
Any Royal Caribbean ships calling at Vietnam ports will no longer be able to apply for the VOA for those guests from the above listed countries. If a guest fails to obtain the visa prior to the cruise, they may be allowed to sail with the ship. However, they will not be able to disembark in any of the Vietnam ports.
Guest should be sure to keep your travel documents and SetSail Pass handy. They’ll need them from the moment they arrive to the port, all the way to boarding the ship, so they won’t want to pack them in their luggage.
We are communicating to guests at 8, 4, and 2 weeks prior to sailing for the new passport requirement to ensure they arrive prepared and ready to sail!”
Note: Passengers who are from countries not listed in the update do not need a Vietnam Visa on Arrival to get off the cruise ship.