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.
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.
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.
Many companies are unhappy with a new regulation that requires their foreign executives to have academic qualifications in their current line of work.
Vietnamese aviation authorities proposed allowing vaccinated foreign passengers into the country from September without requiring centralized quarantine.
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 individuals have been allowed to renounce their Vietnamese citizenship to apply for foreign passports in the 2016-2020 period.
While foreigners would like the government to allow them in with vaccine passports, people living in Vietnam are wary.
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.
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 the government to allow Vietnamese entry to make up for foreigners’ inability to come to the country due to Covid-19 flight restrictions.
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.