Vietnam hosted more than 3.8 million international arrivals in 2020, plunging 78.7 percent against 2019, mainly due to the impacts of COVID-19, according to the country’s General Statistics Office on Friday.
A new report says about 55 percent of foreign direct investment (FDI) businesses in Vietnam recorded losses, of VND131.4 trillion ($5.72 billion), last year.
Foreign nationals visiting HCMC for less than 14 days are tested for Covid-19 upon arrival and then every two days.
Foreigners entering Vietnam on commercial flights would have to pay around VND1.468 million ($63) for two mandatory Covid-19 tests, and register contact and quarantine details.
Vietnamese carriers have announced plans to restore commercial flights internationally after several months of suspension due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.
Some foreigners entering Vietnam on commercial flights resumed this month will be required to undergo centralized quarantine from five to seven days.
A new proposal says some foreigners entering Vietnam can be quarantined for “an appropriate number of days” in lodgings like hotels.
Starting September, foreign tourists no longer need to submit travel permits to visit Phu Quy Island in Binh Thuan Province, which hosts several military bases.
Vietnamese tourism companies are not enthused about the possibility of flight resumption to six Asian destinations because they don’t expect large numbers of tourists to board these flights.
Vietnam has lifted the 14-day quarantine for foreign experts, investors, managers, and diplomats entering the country for less than 14 days.
Covid-19 travel restrictions have detained Stefan Hell in Myanmar since March and he longs to return to his Vietnamese family in Saigon.
Vietnam is further easing restrictions as it reopens its borders to select destinations deemed to have handled the coronavirus well.
Vietnam’s new immigration law includes a new type of visa for foreigners who come to Vietnam to conduct activities as part of international agreements Vietnam has signed.
Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport confirms it will consider reopening of international airline routes to countries and territories that have no local community cases of Covid-19 for 30 consecutive days, according to a ministry official.
Vietnamese carriers’ plans to resume international flights next month will come to naught, given fresh Covid-19 outbreaks in Asia and other factors, experts say.
Despite successfully containing its COVID-19 outbreak, Vietnam has no plans to open up to international tourists yet over fears that doing so could lead to a second wave of infections, the Southeast Asian country’s prime minister said on Wednesday.
Vietnam is still not open to international visitors, while it is yet to be decided when the Southeast Asian country will start welcoming foreign tourists again, according to the National Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.
Two recovered Covid-19 patients in HCMC, a Brit and a Brazilian, have tested positive after being discharged, raising the city’s total relapses to six and the nation’s to 14.
Vietnam has decided to extend temporary residence permits for foreigners who are currently in the country and unable to leave due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) epidemic, according to the Immigration Department under the Ministry of Public Security.
Vietnam has not been immune from the issue of imported coronavirus cases.
The Vietnamese government on Sunday (March 22) has approved a ban on all foreigners entering the country in a bid to slow the spread of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.
As one of the most welcoming and mysterious countries in Southeast Asia, Vietnam has a lot to offer retirees.
Vietnam’s immigration laws will undergo a radical shake-up this summer in an effort to widen the doors for tourists while protecting the country from foreign criminals and illegal workers.