Vietnam removes restrictions, restores entry and exit policies as before the pandemic

On 15th March 2022, the Vietnam Government agreed to restore the entry and exit policies for foreigners and Vietnamese residing overseas as before the application of restrictive measures to prevent and control the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to information and guidance from the Consular Department (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), from 15th March 2022, will resume the application of the process and procedures for granting visas and visa exemption certificates according to the provisions of the Law of Immigration, exit, transit and residence of foreigners in Vietnam in 2014 (amended and supplemented in 2019) and guiding documents. 

Restore entry and exit policies for international travellers to Vietnam from 15th March 2022

Restoring visa exemption for foreigners according to international treaties to which Vietnam is a member or visa exemption on a reciprocal basis (the list is posted on the Consular Portal).

Restoring visa exemption policies for citizens of 13 countries (Federal Republic of Germany, French Republic, Republic of Italy, Kingdom of Spain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Russian Federation, Japan, Republic of Korea, Kingdom of Denmark, Kingdom of Sweden, Kingdom of Norway, Republic of Finland and Republic of Belarus) with maximum length of stay to 15 days, which apply until 14th March 2025.

Entrants need to have a passport that is valid for at least 06 months at the time of entry and is not subject have not been allowed to enter into Vietnam and must comply with the medical guidance of the Ministry of Health on the prevention and control of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Requirements for international visitors to Vietnam (inbound):

Travellers entering via air: Have a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result (except children under 2 years old) using RT-PCR/RT-LAMP method within 72 hours before entry into Vietnam or have a negative rapid test result within 24 hours before departure certified by the competent authority of the country where the test is performed.

guide for inbound tourist to Vietnam

Guidance on tourism activities under the new normal from March 15

Travellers entering via land, rail and sea routes:

Have negative test result as mentioned in section above In case no presenting proof of negative test result for SARS-CoV-2 as specified at section above, entrants are required to undergo a SARS-CoV-2 test at the border gate before entry (using RT-PCR/RT-LAMP method or rapid antigen test for SARS-CoV-2). If receiving a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result, are allowed to entry and join tour activities, if the RT - PCR test result returns positive, must follow strictly to the regulations of the health authority.

Children under 2 years old are not required to be tested for SARS-CoV-2; having not been vaccinated against COVID-19 or having never been infected with SARS-CoV-2 before, are allowed to entry and participate in activities outside the accommodation with their parents and relatives.

Must make a health declaration before entry and install/use the Vietnam health declaration application (PC-COVID), implement measures to prevent and control the pandemic as prescribed during the stay in Vietnam.

At the border gate, if having signs and symptoms of COVID-19 (a fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or difficult breathing, muscle or body aches - fatigue - chills, new loss of taste or smell, etc.), be sure to immediately notify the health authority at the border gate to take medical measures as prescribed.

Having medical or travel insurance that covers COVID-19 treatment with a minimum liability of USD10, 000.

During 10 days from the date of entry, tourists are requested to continue to self-monitor health, if having signs and symptoms of SARS-COV-2 (a fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or difficult breathing, muscle or body aches - fatigue - chills, new loss of taste or smell, etc.), must immediately notify the nearest medical facility for timely guidance and management; take prevention measures, wear medical face masks regularly, disinfect hands with hand sanitiser.

Ensure conditions on exit and entry according to Vietnam's immigration laws and other relevant regulations when travelling in Vietnam.

Outbound visitors: Comply with regulations on immigration, health and related regulations of Vietnam and other countries and territories to visit.

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For domestic tourism activities:

Implementing Resolution 128/NQ-CP dated 11th October 2021 of the Government promulgating the Provisional Regulations "Adapting safely, flexibly and controlling the COVID-19 pandemic effectively" and related guiding documents to ensure safety disease prevention and control.

At the same time, implementing the Program to stimulate demands and resume domestic tourism activities nationwide; Organising promotion, promoting destinations, creating diversified and attractive tourism products and experiences. #

( As VNAT)