The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Vietnam issues a plan to reopen tourism activities under new normal conditions
In order to restore tourism activities under new normal conditions with the motto “safely adapting, flexibly, effectively controlling the COVID-19 epidemic” under the direction of the Government in Resolution No. 128/NQ-CP On March 15, 2022, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Vietnam officially issued a plan to reopen tourism activities under new normal conditions.
According to the plan, from March 15, 2022, international and domestic tourism activities will be reopened under new normal conditions through air, road, rail, and sea routes to ensure safety and suitability with regulations on prevention and control of COVID-19 epidemic; applicable to international tourists to Vietnam (inbound), tourists to go abroad (outbound) and domestic tourists.
Inbound Tourism to Vietnam
Vietnam fully reopens borders to tourists as before Covid-19 period. For international tourism activities, implement the visa policy according to the Government’s Resolution No. 32/NQ-CP 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
- 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.
Outbound Tourism from 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.
Domestic Tourism within Vietnam
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.
Vietnam fully reopens borders to tourists / source vietnamtourism.gov.vn