Visitors entering illegally in Ho Chi Minh City increased strongly, mainly Chinese and African people

Posted by Vietnam-Visa.Org.Vn on Jan 09, 2021

According to information from the Ho Chi Minh City police at the 5-year summary conference on implementing the regulations on coordination to ensure security and order in tourism activities in Ho Chi Minh City in the period 2016-2020, held on January 7 afternoon :

The situation of foreigners overstaying and illegally entering Ho Chi Minh City has been recorded strongly in recent years, mainly Chinese and African countries entering the city for various purposes such as tourism, hide translation, get a job ...

If in 2016, the authorities only handled administrative violations, forced the deportation of 58 subjects with common acts of overdue tourist visas. But 2019, this agency arrested and handled 315 Taiwanese, 133 Africans, 93 Koreans and 140 people of other nationalities.

These groups of tourists often violate the laws of Vietnam such as: organizing illegal money betting, organizing online stock exchanges, organizing sports betting, online games, calling the police to pretend to be fraudulent. appropriation of property, illegal transportation of narcotics ...

Notably, recently, many foreigners with Chinese nationality have been discovered overstating and illegally entering from the northern border to Ho Chi Minh City.

From 2016 to now, the city police have checked 262 hotel arrivals, discovered 226 violations with common behaviors such as failure to notify stay, lack of sense of responsibility for objects to use drug spells, prostitution at accommodation establishments ...

This agency has investigated and discovered 484/940 cases of property abuse of foreigners, arrested 297 people involved, is verifying and investigating 61 cases.

As of September 2020, Ho Chi Minh City has 836 international travel agencies, 148 domestic travel agencies, 71 other branches / provincial representative offices, 76 travel agencies, 14 joint venture companies and 20 foreign tourism representative offices.

There are still a number of unlicensed tour operators that publicly trade, advertise and offer low-cost and low-quality tourism products with many forms of online payment, which do not guarantee the interests of tourists. . Through the reality check, there are many cases of using tourist visas for the wrong purposes, even underground labor, online gambling organizations and fraudulent activities ...

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