Business Travel in Asia

The APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) member economies have agreed that it is essential for business people engaged in trade and investment to be able to move easily and quickly throughout the region.

The APEC Business Mobility Group (BMG), also known as the Informal Experts Group on Business Mobility (IEGBM), is one of the working groups within the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. It is made up of government representatives from the member economies of APEC. These representatives are from government departments responsible for immigration and consular affairs. The group meets three times a year to develop strategies and initiatives to achieve the APEC goals of streamlining the mobility of business people to facilitate trade and investment activity.

The group has developed a range of solutions and policy measures to facilitate business travel.

Click here to access the APEC Business Travel Handbook – Vietnam, a practical tool which provides a quick reference guide to the visa and entry requirements of APEC Member Economies. It lists the basic eligibility criteria and procedures for applying for visas and the terms and conditions that apply to business travelers.

Click here to visit the AmCham Vietnam FAQ – Travel to Vietnam

U.S. Department of State – Travel Information for U.S. Citizens – Country Specific Information

This is the best and most complete source of information for U.S. Citizens. Each U.S. Embassy in the Asia/Pacific region regularly provides updated information on travel requirements to the host country.

Country Specific Information is available for every country of the world. These pages include such information as location of the U.S. embassy or consulate in the subject country, unusual immigration practices, health conditions, minor political disturbances, unusual currency and entry regulations, crime and security information, and drug penalties.

U.S. Department of State Country Specific Travel Information

U.S. Department of State Country Specific Information Travel Information for Vietnam