Vietnam open borders for tourism

Posted by Mickey, Dong Hoang Thinh / Feb 17, 2022

The Vietnam’s Government Leaders, on February 16, 2022, agreed on the proposal of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Vietnam on fully reopening international tourism and lifting all travel restrictions from March 15, the restrictions imposed on Vietnam visa issuance, unilateral and bilateral visa exemption will be removed.

To enter Vietnam then, the travelers must ensure to:

  • Have a passport of at least 6-month validity

  • Have a full-vaccination certificates with the 2nd dose administered within 6 months, or a certificate of being recovered from Covid within 6 months (for travelers aged from 12)

  • Have certificate of Negative Covid-19 Test Result (test taken within 24 hours prior to Vietnam arrival in case of rapid test, or 72 hours in case of RT-PCR test)

  • Have valid Vietnam entry paper (if required)

  • Install at least 01 app for health management as regulated by the Vietnam authorities

  • Have a health insurance (to cover Covid Treatment)

And upon arrival in Vietnam, they will be subject to the following regulations on Covid Test and health monitoring:

  • If the travelers are entering Vietnam by air:

    • Those showing Covid symptoms would have to undergo a rapid Covid test when they land at the airport.

    • In other cases, they would spend one-day quarantine in their hotel or accommodation facility until they furnish a negative Covid test result (rapid test or RT-PRC test).

    • All would continue monitoring their health for 14 days as per the protocol of the Ministry of Health.

  • If the travelers are entering Vietnam by land, they get rapid Covid-test when reaching the land border.

The Government leaders have assigned the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to assume the prime responsibility for

  • unifying contents and regulations on welcoming international tourists;

  • finalizing and urgently announcing the plan to fully reopen Vietnam borders for tourism, providing detailed instructions for the units and localities to proactively implement such plan.

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