Latest updates of Vietnam entry regulations
Vietnam has re-opened its border to foreigners and overseas Vietnamese who hold valid permanent residence cards, temporary residence cards, visas, and visa exemption certificates in compliance with the Law on foreigners’ entry into, exit from, transit through and residence in Vietnam. VietAIR is constantly updating the latest entry regulations to help passengers conveniently look up and prepare themselves for a safe and smooth journey.
I. Entry conditions
1. Restore the entry policy for foreigners and overseas Vietnamese as before the application of restrictive measures to prevent and control the Covid-19 epidemic, specifically:
a. Resuming the application of the process and procedures for granting all types of visas and visa exemption certificates according to the provisions of the Law on Entry, Exit, Transit and Residence of Foreigners in Vietnam in 2014 (amended and supplemented in 2019) and guiding documents.
b. Connecting visa exemption for foreigners under international treaties to which Vietnam is a contracting party or visa exemption on the basis of reciprocity (the list is posted on the website of the Consular Department at http://www.lanhsuvietnam.gov.vn).
c. Resuming unilateral visa exemption policy for citizens of 13 countries (Federal Republic of Germany, French Republic, Republic of Italy, Kingdom of Spain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and North Ireland, Russian Federation, Japan, Republic of Korea, Kingdom of Denmark, Kingdom of Sweden, Kingdom of Norway, Republic of Finland and Republic of Belarus) with a maximum period of stay up to 15 days, valid until March 14, 2025.
2. People on entry need to:
- Have a passport valid for at least 06 months at the time of entry and not be subject to a permit to enter Vietnam
- Comply with the medical instructions of the Ministry of Health on the prevention and control of the Covid-19 epidemic.
II. COVID-19 prevention and control requirements
1. Testing requirements
Passengers are not required to take the Covid test before entering Vietnam as of May 15th, 2022
2. Medical declaration and medical quarantine at the border gate
- From 00:00 on April 27, 2022, the Ministry of Health will suspend the application of medical declaration for COVID-19 at all border gates of Vietnam for entry. Passengers entering at the border gates will be monitored in accordance with the provisions of Decree No. 89/2018/ND-CP dated June 25, 2018 of the government detailing the implementation of Law on prevention and control against infectious diseases on borders.
- At the border gate if passengers 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 smell); pain, headache; diarrhea; difficulty breathing; respiratory infection…) should immediately report to the health agency at the border gate for medical measures as prescribed.
3. Medical or travel insurance
- Passengers who are visa-exempt visitors or short-stay visa holders for tourism purposes must have a medical or a travel insurance that covers COVID-19 treatment with a minimum liability of $10,000.
- Not applicable for Vietnamese nationality passengers
4. Monitor health and apply preventive measures against COVID-19
Within 10 days upon entry, passengers need to adhere to the following recommendations:
- Self-monitor your health.
- If passengers 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 treatment.
- Take preventive measures: regularly wear a mask, disinfect hands with an antiseptic solution.