Fact Check: Three things you should know about Nigeria, Vietnam visa waiver

Nigeria, Vietnam visa waiver

Nigerian government and Socialist Republic of Vietnam on Wednesday signed and exchanged Memorandum of Understanding on waiver of visa.

Nigeria’s vice president Yemi Osinbajo said the country and Vietnam had a long diplomatic relations since 1976 but there were no significant level engagements.

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“So, this visit is very significant because we will be looking at the possibility of setting up a bilateral commission between Vietnam and Nigeria so that we can concretise the existing areas of cooperation that we discussed earlier today,” Osinbajo said.

“I am confident that we can build on the successes recorded in the past while we work on boosting cooperation in business, trade and investment and social and cultural relationship between both countries,” he added.

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But what are the takeaways about Nigeria, Vietnam visa waiver?

The visa waiver is only for Diplomatic and Official Passports. This is to say that only government officials can enjoy the Nigeria, Vietnam visa waiver.

Nigerians, who are not government officials, will still need a visa to travel to Vietnam. You still need to go through the Vietnam visa process to get the country’s visa as a Nigerian.

After signing the waiver of visa requirements for holders of valid diplomatic and official passports, the two countries national football team both male and female will be scheduled to play a friendly football match. The two countries also had trade talks to further strengthen diplomatic relationship between Nigeria and Vietnam.

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