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2022
Vietnam to reopen international travel from March 15, 2022
Posted By : Threeland Travel / Travel Alert ( Top News )

Vietnam fully reopens its air, land and sea borders from March 15 according to government announcement 43/TB-VPCP. Some requirements will be applied as follows:

Travel to Vietnam 2022

- All tourists aged from 12 and above are required to furnish a certificate stating they have been fully vaccinated or recovered from Covid and show a negative rapid antigen test result obtained within 24 hours at their accommodation facilities after arrival.

- International visitors arriving in the country by air would self-isolate in their hotel or accommodation facility for one day until they furnish a negative Covid test result and would continue monitoring their health for 14 days as per health ministry protocol. Those showing Covid symptoms would have to undergo rapid Covid testing when they land at the airport.

- International visitors to Vietnam need to have medical insurance cover for Covid treatment worth at least $10,000, which costs around $30.

The government on Feb 15, 2022 agreed to reopen inbound and outbound tourism from March 15 under new normal conditions. A directive by Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam asked the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to announce a detailed reopening plan to be applied nationwide.

The ministry was also asked to work with the Ministries of Health and Foreign Affairs to make a proposal on visa issuance policy. Vietnam closed inbound tourism and halted granting visas for foreigners in early March 2020. The defense, public security, tourism, health, foreign affairs and transport ministries agreed at a government meeting that as Vietnam fully reopens its air, land and sea borders from March 15, all travel restrictions imposed since the pandemic broke out in Vietnam in 2020 would be removed.

The ministries proposed the government resumes the unilateral visa exemption policy for 13 countries and bilateral for 88 countries and territories as prior to the pandemic.

Before the pandemic, Vietnam unilaterally exempted visa for 13 countries Russia, Japan, South Korea, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, the U.K., France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Belarus for a maxium of 15 days. Foreign tourists arriving in Vietnam do not need book tour packages with designated travel agencies as per the ongoing vaccine passport trial program launched in November last year, according to the proposal.

All tourists aged from 12 and above are required to furnish a certificate stating they have been fully vaccinated or recovered from Covid and show a negative rapid antigen test result obtained within 24 hours at their accommodation facilities after arrival.

International visitors arriving in the country by air would self isolate in their hotel or accommodation facility for one day until they furnish a negative Covid test result and would continue monitoring their health for 14 days as per health ministry protocol.

Those showing Covid symptoms would have to undergo rapid Covid testing when they land at the airport. International visitors to Vietnam need to have medical insurance cover for Covid treatment worth at least $10,000, which costs around $30.

Vietnam started allowing foreign tourists under a vaccine passport program with strict restrictions last November. So far, nearly 9,000 foreign arrivals have been welcomed under the program, half of them Vietnamese overseas coming to see their relatives.

Vietnam opens international tours

During Tet holiday (January 29, 2022 - February 6, 2022), Vietnam has welcomed 6.1 million domestic visitors, of which 3.2 million guests stayed overnight at hotels and tourist accommodation. Total revenue from tourism reached more than 25,000 billion VND. International tourists who arrived under the passport vaccine trial program reached 467 people.

resorts in Phu Quoc, Vietnam

With the implementation of the trial program, Vietnam is one of the first countries in the region as well as in the world to reopen to welcome international tourists proactively, thereby demonstrating its prestige and capacity. The country's COVID-19 prevention and control efforts over the past time, affirming the correct policy on the "vaccine strategy" of the Party and Government. The implementation of the program is a positive motivation, a "spiritual medicine" to encourage Vietnam tourism agents to be determined to restore operations after 2 years of almost closing, to actively reconnect the market, to  build new tourism products and adjust business strategies, thereby contributing to spreading and promoting the recovery of international tourism activities.

Market promotion, communication and promotion of Vietnam's tourism about the trial program have been enhanced, with various methods, thereby effectively supporting the reconnection with international tourist markets.

Source: https://baochinhphu.vn/mo-cua-lai-hoat-dong-du-lich-tu-ngay-15-3-102220216103936493.htm

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Here's a list of countries and territories whose vaccine passports are accepted in Vietnam, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

1. Algeria
2. Argentina
3. Armenia
4. Australia
5. Austria
6. Azerbaijan
7. Belarus
8. Belgium
9. Bolivia
10. Brazil
11. Brunei
12. Bulgaria
13. Cambodia
14. Canada
15. China
16. Colombia
17. Croatia
18. The Czech Republic
19. Denmark
20. Egypt
21. Finland
22. France
23. Germany
24. Greece
25. Hungary
26. Iceland
27. India
28. Indonesia,
29. Iran
30. Iraq
31. Ireland
32. Israel
33. Italy
34. Japan
35. Jordan
36. Kazakhstan
37. Kuwait
38. Laos
39. Libya

40. Luxembourg
41. Malaysia
42. Maldives
43. Mexico
44. Mongolia
45. Morocco

46. New Zealand
47. Nepal
48. The Netherlands
49. Norway
50. Oman
51. Pakistan
52. Palestine
53. The Philippines
54. Poland
55. Portugal
56. Qatar
57. Romania
58. Russia
59. South Africa
60. South Korea
61. Thailand
62. Sri Lanka
63. Saudi Arabia
64. San Marino
65. Singapore
66. Slovakia
67. Spain
68. Sweden
69. Switzerland
70. Taiwan
71. Timor Leste
72. Turkey
73. Turkmenistan
74. The UAE
75. The U.K.
76. Ukraine
77. The U.S.
78. Uzbekistan
79. Zimbabwe


 

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