Updated: March 2022
REOPENING OF THE BORDERS:
The Government has approved a plan on receiving foreign travelers to Vietnam.
Therefore, foreign travelers to Phu Quoc, Khanh Hoa, Quang Nam, Danang and Quang Ninh, who have COVID-19 negative testing results, are able to participate in packaged tours immediately without having to undergo a 7-day quarantine.
Likewise, Vietnam has proposed the reopening of its borders to fully vaccinated travelers from 31st March 2022.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs recognizes vaccine passports granted by 72 countries and territories. They are also discussing with about 80 other partners on mutual recognition of vaccine passports.
In the meantime, the rest of the borders are still closed to non-nationals except Foreigners, overseas Vietnamese and their relatives with valid entry documents (permanent residence card, temporary residence card, visa exemption certificate). They are allowed to enter Vietnam without having to redo procedures for checking personnel, visas/visa exemption certificates, and without applying for the approval of immigration policies from the ministries and localities.
Pre-flight disease prevention and control requirements:
✓ Negative test for SARS-CoV-2 by RT-PCR/RT-LAM method within 72 hours before entering Vietnam (except for children under 2 years old).
✓ For passengers who have certificate of vaccination/vaccine passport or certificate of recovery from Covid-19:
1. Vaccinated with the full dose of COVID-19 vaccine according to the instructions for each licensed vaccine (the last dose given within at least 14 days and not more than 12 months from the time of entry) and have a valid Certificate of Vaccination/Vaccine passport recognized by Vietnam government.
2. Had been infected with SARS-CoV-2 (with a certificate of positive test for SARS-CoV-2 by single-sample RT-PCR method no more than 6 months from the time of entry) and recovered from the disease (with certificate of recovery from COVID-19 or equivalent documents certifying that the disease has been cured, issued by the competent authority in the country/territory of treatment).
✓ For passengers who are not fully vaccinated according to the instructions of each licensed vaccine or do not have a certificate of recovery: they must have a confirmation of hotel reservation according to the list of eligible quarantine (minimum 7 days) or Certificate of eligibility facilities and equipment to ensure medical quarantine at home.
Post-flight disease prevention and control requirements:
✓ Passengers of foreign nationality should do medical declarations and monitor their health through the IGOVN application.
✓ Passengers of Vietnamese nationality should do medical declarations and monitor their health through the PC-COVID application.
✓Passengers entering Vietnam at Tan Son Nhat International Airport should do medical declarations at tokhaiyte.vn.
After entering Vietnam:
✓ Passengers are not required to have a rapid Covid-19 test before taking off and landing at the airport;
✓ Upon entry, every passenger should take a RT-PCR test as follows:
Passengers who are Vietnamese citizens, Vietnamese residing overseas and their relatives (spouse, children) who have not been vaccinated or have not had enough doses of the vaccine will be vaccinated (free of charge) during quarantine period (if eligible).
Period of quarantine
✓ 3 days quarantine:
For arriving passengers, who are fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19, they can have self-quarantine (including homes, hotels, offices, ...), but they must monitor their own health status, must not contact with other people, and must not leave their residence for three days after the arrival date. After the RT-PCR test is negative on the 3rd day, they must continue to monitor their health for up to 14 days from the date of entry.
✓ 7 days quarantine:
For those who are not fully vaccinated, they must be quarantined at the Hotel or Local CDC’s approval for home quarantine for seven days after the arrival date. Passengers will use the designated exit line to go for quarantine, so transportation must be confirmed on arrival. After a negative RT-PCR test result on the 7th day, they must continue to monitor their health for up to 14 days from the date of entry.
For arriving passengers who are under 18 or over 65, pregnant women, or have underlying health conditions (but don’t have to be monitored and receive treatment from medical facilities), they can go into quarantine with their guardians/caretakers. The guardians/caretakers must be fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19. They are also required to sign a statement on their voluntary quarantine after receiving an explanation on the risk of transmission. They must also comply with the regulations on testing and pandemic prevention and control, the same as the new arrivals.
Now, Vietnam has some regular international commercial flights to connect to Australia, South Korea, Russia, United Kingdom, Singapore, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Taiwan, Japan, the USA, and several other European countries. However, these flights are open only for Foreigners, overseas Vietnamese and their relatives with valid entry documents (permanent residence card, temporary residence card, visa exemption certificate).
Meanwhile, domestic flights have resumed its operation.
If you need more information on the current conditions to enter Vietnam, please don't hesitate to contact us.
COVID-19 cases are decreasing in Vietnam. Most of the cases are located in Hanoi, but there are some cases everywhere in the country. On 8th February 2022, the Health Ministry confirmed 21,909 local COVID-19 patients and 97 deaths.
Most schools around the country will be fully reopened to all children from 14th February 2022, since most of the population is now fully vaccinated (including children 12-17 years).
As of 8th February 2022, Vietnam’s Ministry of Health confirmed a total of 2,380,695 cases and 38,521 deaths across the 63 provinces of the country since 27th April 2021, the date of the 4th wave of the pandemic. However, 2,126,777 of the affected patients have recovered and been discharged from the hospitals.
BEFORE DEPARTURE FROM VIETNAM
To those travelers needing a PCR test done a day before their departure from Vietnam, Phoenix Voyages can arrange such service with a supplement. Please contact us for more information.
The country is doing its best to accelerate the vaccination process as quickly as possible. The children 12-17 years old have been vaccinated all around the country. Vietnam is also currently doing the booster shot all around the country for all adults from 18 years old, and it should be completed by the end of March 2022.
As of 8th February 2022, Vietnam has administered 182,690,000 vaccines doses, with around 74,400,000 people fully vaccinated. So far around 77.1% of the adults (18 years old and above) have been fully vaccinated. Also, as of 8th February 2022, around 29,700,000 people have received a 3rd dose (booster), meaning around 30.8% of the population.