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Indochina Mice is one of the leading companies organizing MICE, Team building and Holidays in Vietnam with high benefits and cost-effective for the customers, providing diverse programs, multiple solutions and different venues for your choice. We are committed to offering superior services making us the ideal choice for a trip and event destination in Vietnam.

Many foreigners are beginning to think about finding an attractive tourism destination after getting vaccinated. That is a good opportunity for Vietnam to recover plans on economic development, including tourism and aviation sectors. It should not wait for the pandemic to end to plan re-opening its tourism market for foreign visitors. It needs to have this plan now for vaccinated visitors.

Vietnam’s reopening date for tourism is still uncertain. As of today, July 15, 2021, only a very limited number of essential workers and business people are allowed entry. Everyone must undergo quarantine but the number of days depends on travelers’ type and the zone travelers are heading to. Currently, since July 15, it last 14 – 28 days, which people will have to self-isolate for another 14 days after the initial 14-day centralized quarantine.

However, from last month local media has been reporting that the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism is working with relevant travel agencies, MICE organizers in Vietnam to try to reopen for vaccinated tourists around October 2021. If we get good vaccinations it will be a good opportunity to attract tourists. If people in other countries, especially in the source market, have quality certificates of vaccination against COVID-19, then Vietnam’s tourism can reopen with peace of mind.

Those planning to travel to Vietnam should be aware of the latest restrictions currently in place:

  • Vietnam has suspended the entry of all foreigners since March 22, 2020, until further notice to limit the spread of COVID-19. The measure will not apply to diplomats, officials, foreign investors, experts, and skilled workers.
    Ho Chi Minh City authorities extended social distancing measures for another 15 days under the stricter Directive 16 from July 9. Under Directive 16 all non-essential businesses are services are banned while public transport including buses and taxis are suspended. The gathering of more than two people is banned and people are required to stay at home unless for food, medicine, or emergencies.
  • Around 10 provinces and cities have suspended flights to and from Ho Chi Minh City until further notice due to the current outbreak.
  • The health ministry has mandated that anyone coming or returning from Ho Chi Minh City undergo home quarantine for seven days and be tested three times.
  • Vietnam’s Immigration Department announced automatic visa extensions until July 31, 2021, for foreigners that entered the country on visa waiver programmes, e-visas, or tourist visas since March 1. The measure applies to those who entered Vietnam since March 1, allowing them to leave the country without any penalty or paperwork until July 31, 2021.
  • Vietnam is expected to trial vaccine passports from October 2021 where vaccinated foreign travelers will be allowed to quarantine for 7 days compared to the present 21-day requirement. The trial will be done in Phu Quoc Island (Kien Giang Province); however, foreign travelers will have to self-isolate for another 7 days after the initial 7-day centralized quarantine. Besides, Nha Trang Province is also suggesting the government to allow them to trial welcome vaccinated foreign travelers to stay at the beach resorts in Cam Ranh area, in an at least 7-day package tour which travelers only stay and entertain at the resort. The package tours must be arranged by fully licensed local Vietnamese tour operators, MICE organizers which is recognized by the government.
  • Vietnam’s Ministry of Health shortened the mandatory quarantine period from 21 days to 14-day requirement from July 15, 2021. The requirement applies to all foreign arrivals as well as those who have had contact with COVID-19 positive patients.
  • Flag carrier Vietnam Airlines resumed some international flights connecting Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City with South Korea, Japan, and Australia from April 3, and with the other European, Asian countries in July to October. The other carriers Bamboo Airlines and VietJet has also resumed services including to Taiwan, South Korea, Japan and Thailand. However, only repatriated approved Vietnamese citizens and approved foreign experts will be allowed to enter Vietnam.
  • Vietnamese authorities will charge a quarantine fee for anyone entering Vietnam from September 1. However, the medical treatment of Vietnamese nationals in case they are infected by the pandemic will be covered by the state budget. Foreign nationals are required to pay for their own medical treatment. International arrivals who opt to stay at government quarantine facilities are required to pay at least VND 120,000 (US$5) per day.
  • Foreign employees that want to enter Vietnam should ensure they have a sponsor who can assist in obtaining the necessary paperwork and be prepared for a mandatory 14-day quarantine on arrival in Vietnam (applied from July 15, 2021)

Travel Updates and Restrictions (updated on August 6, 2021)

  • Vietnam has cut the centralized quarantine period for fully vaccinated foreign arrivals to 7 days from the previous 14. Arrivals must also test negative for the virus within 72 hours before arrival and would then be required to self-monitor for another 7 days after the quarantine period. In addition, those infected with COVID-19 and have certificates that they have recovered from the virus within six months would also have their quarantine period reduced. The government is yet to provide further details and date for implementation.
  • Vietnam’s Immigration Department has announced another automatic stay extension for foreigners stranded in Vietnam due to the pandemic until August 31, 2021. The measure applies to those who entered since March 1, 2020, allowing them to leave the country without any penalty or official procedures. Those that have entered prior to March 1, 2020, are also eligible provided they show documents by their embassies or by Vietnamese authorities to confirm they were quarantined or treated for COVID-19.

Indochina Mice is one of the leading companies organizing MICE, Team building and Holidays in Vietnam with high benefits and cost-effective for the customers, providing diverse programs, multiple solutions and different venues for your choice. We are committed to offering superior services making us the ideal choice for a trip and event destination in Vietnam.

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