Vietnam clarifies entry rules for international tourists as COVID-19 requirements eased further
Vietnam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has released its long-awaited regulations governing international tourist arrivals, including further easing of border restrictions.
According to the document, which simplifies processes for international visitors, those entering Vietnam will no longer need a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival while all quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated travelers have been eliminated.
Instead, tourists must obtain a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of departure from their location, must have health insurance of at least $10,000, and must self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 10 days upon arrival.
The regulations also specify that arrivals from 13 countries – Germany, France, Italy, Spain, UK, Russia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Belarus – enjoy a 15-day visa waiver. days. As previously reported by AGIVietnam’s visa waiver program was reinstated on March 15, 2022.
The release of the ministry’s tourism document follows criticism from the industry over a lack of clarity around COVID-19 testing requirements and whether arrivals should self-quarantine upon arrival.