With Vietnam reopening its borders after more than two years and lifting most Covid restrictions, here are some tips for foreigners on getting electronic visas for smooth entry.
The health ministry has asked localities nationwide to monitor foreign entrants from countries with monkeypox as an early response after infections were spotted in the region.
A new law requires foreign organizations and individuals producing films in Vietnam to provide abridged versions of the full script and detailed scripts for scenes shot in Vietnam.
Grant Trew, the author of a series of well-known books for English learners, says foreign language learning should be embedded in local culture and avoid cultural misunderstandings.
With major feeder markets like China and Japan still imposing strict entry restrictions, the number of foreign tourists visiting Vietnam has remained relatively low.
The culture ministry wants full scripts submitted for foreign films shot in Vietnam, but National Assembly (NA) delegates feel such stipulations can push filmmakers away from the country.
Vietnam is one of the most visited countries in Southeast Asia. Before the pandemic shutting the international borders of countries around the world, Vietnam was regularly competing with Thailand for being the most popular destination in the entire region.
Vietnam on March 15 fully reopened for international tourism after almost two years. However, when the date arrived, there was confusion as entry procedures, visa requirements, etc were not released by the relevant government agencies.
The Ministry of Health said Wednesday foreigners entering Vietnam only need to furnish a negative Covid-19 test certificate and are not required to quarantine.
It remains unclear what kind of quarantine and testing rules Vietnam will impose on foreign visitors when it reopens after a two-year closure
With the number of daily Covid cases in Vietnam increasing rapidly, tightening entry rules for foreign arrivals “is no longer essential,” Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Truong Son said.
Many foreign travelers have expressed worries in the absence of official entry regulations a day before full tourism reopening in Vietnam.
With Vietnam set to fully open its doors to tourists from March 15, the Tourism Advisory Board has urged the government to scrap Covid testing requirements for foreign visitors.
The government on Wednesday agreed to reopen inbound and outbound tourism from March 15 under new normal conditions.
Several ministries have voiced support for the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s proposal to fully reopen international tourism and lift all travel restrictions from March 15.
After a two-year closure, plans are being finalized for Vietnam to fully reopen to international tourism by this April.
Vietnam’s government on January 18 issued Decision No 450/VPCP-QHQT (Decision 450) on easing entry procedures for foreign employees and overseas Vietnamese with relatives.
HCMC has announced new regulations for close monitoring of the isolation of foreign visitors after detecting five people with the Omicron variant of Covid-19.
Aviation and medical experts say the seven-day quarantine for foreign passengers entering Vietnam on commercial flights is too long and being over cautious would hinder tourism revival.
Many expats living in HCMC wish to travel domestically after being stuck for months in the Covid epicenter, but quarantine and designated hotel-stay requirements curb their enthusiasm.
Over 68 percent of garment and footwear enterprises in Vietnam have been penalized by their foreign customers for late delivery, some with cancellation and compensation demands.
Vietnam is considering mutual recognition of vaccine passports with countries in Southeast Asia, China, Japan, South Korea, the EU and the U.S., the Government Office announced Sunday.
HCMC’s extension of social distancing until Sep. 30 is increasing the financial burden on them and causing many to consider moving out of Vietnam, foreign companies warn.
The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) has developed a digital vaccine certification system, which will be piloted to welcome back international arrivals and ensure safe travel during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Vietnam confirmed that vaccinating foreigners in the country would help it progress toward herd immunity.
Stranded and unable to return home due to Covid-19, many foreign tourists have run out of money but manage to get along due to the kindness of locals.