Forbiden island: Three documents a foreigner needs for a vacation in Co To

Being a lovely island places Co To on travelers’ radar, but its proximity to the border has put it under authorities’ strict control. Any attempt to reach the beauty by foreigners is met with paperwork that turns the preconception of easy traveling in a country like Vietnam upside down. However, the reward is worth a try, and with a little attention, it's not that big of a hassle.

Tour operators have turned down many requests for a trip to Co To by foreign tourists, but fortunately, the gate is still ajar for those working in Vietnam. You just need to prove you have a job here and “allez hop”. Here's the list of required documents:

All these papers are easy to acquire at your workplace, only notarized copies are accepted. You also need to fill out a form to request for access to restricted area and borderland.

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