Tourists in Vietnam to get 10 per cent tax refund soon

Travellers to Vietnam will soon be offered value-added tax (VAT) refunds for their purchases in the country.

A pilot plan will enable international visitors who buy goods at selected airports and tourism areas, as well as shops in major cities, to receive a 10 per cent VAT refund.

Travellers who have made purchases valued at more than two million dong (S$119) per receipt, issued within 30 days of their exit from Vietnam, will benefit from the tax refund, reported Travel Daily Asia.