Vietnamese government agreed to reopen inbound and outbound tourism from March 15, 2022 under new normal conditions. International travelers now can enter Vietnam and only need to furnish a negative Covid-19 test certificate and are not required to quarantine.
The defense, public security, tourism, health, foreign affairs and transport ministries agreed that as Vietnam fully reopens its air, land and sea borders from March 15, all travel restrictions imposed since the pandemic broke out in Vietnam in 2020 would be removed.
The government resumes the unilateral visa exemption policy for 13 countries and bilateral for 88 countries and territories as prior to the pandemic. Before the pandemic, Vietnam unilaterally exempted visa for citizens of 13 countries including Russia, Japan, South Korea, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, the U.K., France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Belarus for a maxium of 15 days.
Foreign tourists arriving in Vietnam do not need book tour packages with designated travel agencies as per the ongoing vaccine passport trial program launched in November last year.
All tourists aged from 12 and above are required to furnish a certificate stating they have been fully vaccinated or recovered from Covid and show a negative Covid-19 test certificate and are not required to quarantine.
The test must have been done using the RT-PCR method within 72 hours before departure or the rapid antigen methods within 24 hours.
Those who cannot take a test before arrival have to be tested within 24 hours after entering and can leave their accommodation if they are not infected.
Foreigner travelers are required to monitor their health for the first 10 days after arrival and notify medical staff if they have symptoms of Covid.
They must also use the PC-Covid app during their stay in Vietnam.
Children under two years are exempt from testing.
Indochina MICE travel company opens from March 13, 2022 to welcome international MICE and incentive travelers to travel to Vietnam, joining the meetings and incentive holidays in Vietnam