Vietnam to Officially Reopen to International Tourists from March 15, 2022

The Vietnamese government has agreed to the proposal to completely reopen tourism and lift all travel restrictions in the  new conditions, from March 15, 2022.

Vietnam reopen to international tourists

According to the report, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam agreed with the proposal of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism at the meeting on the reopening of the country to visitors in the context of flexibly adapting, safely, and effectively controlling the epidemic. The detailed reopening plan is urgently being asked to be applied nationwide.

Regarding the issuance of entry visas, the ministries proposed the government resume 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 maximum of 15 days.
Vietnam reopen to international tourists
Foreign tourists visit Hoi An under a vaccine passport program, November 2021 - Source: Collective

Foreign visitors traveling to Vietnam do not need book tour packages with designated travel agencies, but only need to fully meet the regulations of the Ministry of Health on vaccination against Covid-19.

All tourists are required to show negative results before boarding (within 24 hours for rapid test method, 72 hours for RT-PCR method).  Foreign 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.

Foreign visitors are also required to have medical insurance cover for Covid treatment worth at least $10,000, which costs around $30/person.  

After nearly two years of closure due to COVID-19 impacts, Mr Linh’s Adventures officially welcomes international tourists back to Vietnam. With the careful preparation for this reopening, we are confident to bring you great travel experiences and help you recharge after a difficult time due to the epidemic.

Source: VnExpress, Government News
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