From March 15, 2022, Vietnam reopened international and domestic tourism activities under “new normal conditions” via air, road, rail and sea, ensuring safety and compliance with regulations. COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control; applicable to international tourists to Vietnam (inbound), tourists to go abroad (outbound) and domestic tourists.
MORE IMPORTANT: NO MEDICAL ISOLATION REQUIRED
For international tourism activities, implement the visa policy according to Resolution No. 32/NQ-CP of the Government dated March 15, 2022 on visa exemption for citizens of the following countries:
- Federal Republic of Germany
- Republic of France
- Republic of Italy
- Kingdom of Spain
- United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
- Russian Federation
- Republic of Korea
- Kingdom of Denmark
- Kingdom Sweden
- Kingdom of Norway
- Republic of Finland and Republic of Belarus
Official Dispatch No. 1606/VPCP-QHQT of the Office of the Government dated March 15, 2022 on the restoration of Vietnam’s immigration policy and related regulations.
Passengers entering via air must have a negative test result for SARS-CoV-2 (except for children under 2 years old) before departure within 72 hours if using RT-PCR/RT-LAMP method or within 24 hours if the rapid antigen test method for SARS-CoV-2 virus is used and certified by the competent authority of the country performing the test.
For visitors entering via land, rail, or sea, there must be tests as required above. In case there are no negative test results for SARS-CoV-2, testing for SARS-CoV-2 at the border gate before entry (by RT-PCR/RTLAMP method or rapid test for antigens to the virus). SARS-CoV-2). If the test results are negative, they will be allowed to enter and participate in tourism activities, if the test results are positive, follow the instructions of the health authorities.
Children under 2 years old who are not required to be tested for SARS-CoV-2, have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 or have never been infected with SARS-CoV-2 are allowed to enter and participate in activities outside the accommodation with them. parents, relatives.
Tourists must make a medical declaration before entering the country and use the Medical Declaration Application (PC-COVID), take measures to prevent and control the epidemic as prescribed during their stay in Vietnam.
At the border gate, if tourists have symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection (fever; cough; sore throat; runny nose, stuffy nose; body aches, fatigue, chills; decrease or loss of taste; decrease or loss). sense of smell; pain, headache; diarrhea; difficulty breathing; respiratory infections…) should immediately notify the health agency at the border gate for medical measures as prescribed.
Travelers must have medical or travel insurance that covers COVID-19 treatment with a minimum liability of $10,000.
During 10 days from the date of entry, tourists self-monitor their health, if they have symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection (fever; cough; sore throat; runny nose, stuffy nose; body aches, fatigue, chills; decrease or loss of taste; decrease or loss of sense of smell; pain, headache; diarrhea; difficulty breathing; respiratory infection…) must immediately notify the nearest medical facility. for timely guidance and management; take preventive measures: regularly wear a mask, disinfect hands with an antiseptic solution.
Tourists must ensure the conditions on exit and entry according to Vietnam’s immigration laws and other relevant regulations when traveling in Vietnam.
For outbound tourists, it is necessary to comply with regulations on immigration, health and related regulations of Vietnam and other countries and territories to visit.
For domestic tourism activities, it will be implemented in the spirit of Resolution No. 128/NQ-CP dated October 11, 2021 of the Government “Safely adapting, flexibly, effectively controlling the COVID-19 epidemic”. and related guiding documents to ensure safety, disease prevention and control. At the same time, implementing the program to stimulate demand and restore domestic tourism activities nationwide. Organizing promotion, promoting destinations, building diversified and attractive tourism products and experiences.
(Updated: 16 Mar)
Vietnam is initially opening international routes. Currently, 17 flights from 8 countries and territories have been reopened with 1,753 passengers entering Vietnam through 4 international airports: Tan Son Nhat, Noi Bai, Da Nang and Can Tho.
The following are the conditions before entering Vietnam in 2022:
- Passengers departing from a country where the Omicron variant has been recorded is required to have a negative rapid test result for COVID-19 before boarding.
- Other passengers (except children under 2 years of age) need to have a negative test result by RT-PCR or RT-LAMP within 72 hours before entering Vietnam and certified by a competent authority. authority in the country where the test is performed.
- For passengers who have been vaccinated, a Certificate of Vaccination/Vaccine Passport that has been recognized in Vietnam (or certified by a competent authority if that type of certificate has not been recognized for direct use) is required. in Viet Nam).
When entering Vietnam:
- Passengers departing from a country where the Omicron variant has been recorded needs to take a quick test for COVID-19 after disembarking (passenger’s own expense);
Other passengers needing specific RT-PCR testing:
- Passengers who have had a full dose of vaccine or have recovered from COVID-19: Test once on the third day from the date of entry.
- Passengers who have not been vaccinated or vaccinated with insufficient doses of vaccine: Test twice on the third and seventh day from the date of entry.