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Vietnam officially announced the plan to completely open up to tourism

The plan to open tourism activities under new normal conditions has just been officially issued by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. From March 15, international visitors to Vietnam only need to test negative for Covid-19, not quarantine, and do not need a “vaccine passport”.

The plan to reopen tourism activities, including domestic and international, under new normal conditions, was signed and promulgated by Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Doan Van Viet on the morning of March 16, after the Ministry of Health officially promulgate regulations on entry. This is a document that businesses and tourism communities are looking forward to.

Accordingly, from March 15, 2022, Vietnam will reopen international and domestic tourism activities under new normal conditions through safe air, road, rail, and sea routes. compliance with regulations on prevention and control of Covid-19 epidemic.

For domestic tourism, all tourism activities take place normally, without any restrictions, in the spirit of Government Resolution 128 on safe adaptation, flexibility, effective control and instruction 3862 of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Vietnam officially announced the plan to completely open up to tourism
Vietnam officially reopens tourism activities from March 15

For international tourism, Vietnam opens all border gates to welcome guests via air, road, rail, and sea, both inbound and outbound.

Up to now, the Government’s Resolution 32 has allowed to restore the visa policy to the way it was before the pandemic. Specifically, citizens of 13 countries will be exempted from unilateral visas for 15 days, and 88 countries will be exempted from bilateral visas. At the same time, Vietnam has also removed all entry and exit restrictions that have been applied in the past.

For international guests, the requirements and process of welcoming guests are very open. According to the regulations of the Ministry of Health, visitors to Vietnam upon entry only need to have a negative Covid-19 test result to be able to travel, visit, do not need a certificate of vaccination, do not have to be isolated. The “vaccine passport” was also abolished.

Guests entering by air, need to have a negative test result for SARS-CoV-2 (except for children under 2 years old) 72 hours before departure, if PCR test or 24 hours if rapid test, be authorized competent authority of the country performing the certification test.

For people entering by other routes (land, waterway, railway), it is also necessary to have a negative test as above.

If the guest has not had a negative test result, a rapid test must be performed within the first 24 hours (by PCR or rapid test) from the time of entry. If the result is negative, guests are allowed to leave the property, if positive, they must immediately report to the local health authority for instructions on timely handling.

Children under 2 years old who are not required to be tested are allowed to enter and participate in activities outside their accommodation with their parents and relatives.

Vietnam officially announced the plan to completely open up to tourism

Incoming guests must do so before entering and using the medical declaration application (PC-COVID) during their stay in Vietnam.

After entering or participating in tourism, guests need to continue to monitor their health for the first 10 days, if there are symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection, they must immediately notify the nearest medical facility for treatment. timely guidance and management.

Travelers must have medical or travel insurance that covers Covid-19 treatment, with a minimum liability of $10,000.

For Vietnamese people traveling abroad (outbound), the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism requires that they comply with regulations on immigration, health and related regulations of Vietnam and participating countries and territories. tourism agency.

In this document, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism also sets out specific requirements with relevant ministries and branches to cooperate in welcoming international guests. For example, the Ministry of Health updates health regulations and guides the process of epidemic prevention and control suitable for tourists on entry;

The Ministry of Public Security/Ministry of National Defense creates favorable conditions for tourists and international travel service enterprises to carry out visa and entry and exit procedures;

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall notify countries/territories of Vietnam’s entry procedures and regulations; at the same time, monitoring the anti-epidemic policies of other countries to recommend appropriate visa measures to prevent foreigners from entering but then stuck in Vietnam.

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