In a milestone move for the recovery of the country’s tourism sector, the Vietnam Government has confirmed that Vietnam’s international border is now officially open for quarantine-free travel.
Vietnam’s Ministry of Health has announced that international borders, which have been closed for the past two years, are now open, with no requirement to quarantine on arrival.
To ensure the protection of visitors and citizens alike, the country’s government announced a list of travel protocols.
These protocols are:
- International travellers entering Vietnam only need to show a negative Covid-19 test certificate and are not required to quarantine.
- The test must have been done using the RT-PCR method within 72 hours before arrival in destination.
- Those who are unable to take a test before boarding will be required to take a take within 24 hours of entering and self-isolate in hotel room until a negative result is received.
- All visitors must have health insurance that covers Covid-19
- All visitors are required to monitor their health for the first 10-days after arrival and notify medical staff if they have symptoms of Covid.
- Visitors must also use the PC-Covid app during their stay in Vietnam. Downloads are available from app stores on appropriate systems.
- Children under two years are exempt from testing.
In an accompanying announcement, visa exemptions were lifted for the following 13 countries: Germany, France, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Russian Federation, Japan, Korea, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Belarus.
Visitors from other countries, including Australia and New Zealand, will still have to apply for an e-visa well prior to departure from their origin country.
The period of stay, for cleared visitors, will be 15 days from the date of entry, regardless of passport type or entry purpose.
For more information, visit vietnam.travel.
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