Cut quarantine period for international passengers, experts suggest
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.
Expats in HCMC dream of quarantine-free travel
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.
68 pct of garment, footwear firms suffer cancellations, penalties
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 considers mutual recognition of vaccine passports with select countries
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 continued social distancing vexes foreign firms
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.
Vietnam develops digital certification for vaccinated arrivals
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 to vaccinate people regardless of nationality, residential status
Vietnam confirmed that vaccinating foreigners in the country would help it progress toward herd immunity.
Stranded in Vietnam, foreign tourists find silver lining
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.
Supply chain disruption threatens foreign giants as Covid-19 rages
Key suppliers for major companies like Netflix and Nike have been forced to host employees on site or cease production as Covid-19 keeps spreading, especially in the southern region.
Politburo green-lights trial of vaccine passports at select tourist destinations
The Politburo has ordered relevant agencies to trial Covid-19 vaccine passports so that foreigners can visit some tourist destinations that have controlled the pandemic like Phu Quoc Island.
Companies complain about new academic requirements for foreign execs
Many companies are unhappy with a new regulation that requires their foreign executives to have academic qualifications in their current line of work.
Aviation agency proposes exempting vaccinated foreigners from quarantine from September
Vietnamese aviation authorities proposed allowing vaccinated foreign passengers into the country from September without requiring centralized quarantine.
Vietnam sees foreign investment rise to $4.1 billion in first quarter
Vietnam received $4.1 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first three months of 2021, up 6.5% from a year earlier, government data showed on Saturday.
24,370 people give up Vietnamese citizenship
24,370 individuals have been allowed to renounce their Vietnamese citizenship to apply for foreign passports in the 2016-2020 period.
Foreigners conflicted about allowing people into Vietnam with vaccine passport
While foreigners would like the government to allow them in with vaccine passports, people living in Vietnam are wary.
Vietnam should allow certain destinations to welcome back foreigners
Vietnam should designate certain destinations to welcome vaccinated foreigners back while residents in these localities are inoculated against Covid-19 to boost ‘herd immunity,’ experts said.
Vietnam tourism officials consider Covid-19 vaccine passports
The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism is working with relevant agencies on a proposal to welcome vaccinated foreign tourists back to the country.
Casinos want entry for locals since foreigners cannot fly into Vietnam
Casinos want the government to allow Vietnamese entry to make up for foreigners’ inability to come to the country due to Covid-19 flight restrictions.
Int’l arrivals in Vietnam plummet in 2020
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.
Majority of FDI businesses in Vietnam report 2019 losses
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.
Foreigners entering HCMC for short visits strictly screened
Foreign nationals visiting HCMC for less than 14 days are tested for Covid-19 upon arrival and then every two days.
Foreigners to pay $63 minimum for Covid-19 tests
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 prepare to resume int’l flights
Vietnamese carriers have announced plans to restore commercial flights internationally after several months of suspension due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.
Vietnam requires seven-day centralized quarantine for foreigners as it resumes flights
Some foreigners entering Vietnam on commercial flights resumed this month will be required to undergo centralized quarantine from five to seven days.
Vietnam mulls quarantining foreigners in hotels
A new proposal says some foreigners entering Vietnam can be quarantined for “an appropriate number of days” in lodgings like hotels.
Foreigners exempt from travel permits to visit Phu Quy island
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.