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Entrants to Vietnam only need to perform testing for SARS-CoV-2 once

According to the health ministry's proposal, in the first 24 hours of entering Vietnam, entrants to Vietnam will only need to perform testing for SARS-CoV-2 once.


Covid-19 pandemic-prevention regulations to ease entry into country

Compared with many countries, regulations on Covid-19 pandemic prevention and control for people entering Vietnam are considered open and favorable for economic recovery.

Aviation authority proposes to scrap rapid testing in favour of RT-PCR

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) wants arriving passengers tested for SARS-CoV-2 following the RT-PCR method prior to their flight, removing the additional need for rapid testing as well. 

VN to maintain strict management of foreign arrivals: COVID-19 committee

Vietnam will keep using its current COVID-19 prevention strategy, despite the emergence of new more transmissible variants of coronavirus.

Hotels throughout Hanoi fall quite due to COVID-19

The majority of hotels located in the capital have been left virtually deserted in recent months despite remaining open, largely due to the negative impact of the COVID-19 which has stopped foreign visitors entering the country.

Free visa waivers extended until July 31

Foreigners who entered the country on tourist visas have been given a further grace period – until the end of July.

Vietnam stimulates domestic tourism to restore economy

The tourism sector has devised tourism stimulus measures to revive the domestic tourism market, remove obstacles for tourism companies, and prepare to receive foreign visitors after the COVID-19 pandemic ends.

Colombian flees isolation area in Hoi An

A Colombian man has left a quarantine area in Hội An without being given the all clear, the COVID-19 steering committee said on Sunday.

Foreign visitors wander Hue streets without face masks

Despite new regulations coming into force on March 16 making it mandatory for all people to wear face masks in public, many foreign visitors could still be spotted not wearing face masks when strolling along the streets of Hue.

Hoi An vegetable festival attracts foreign visitors

Cau Bong Festival in Hoi An City’s Tra Que vegetable village has become an attractive event for visitors, including many foreigners.  

International friends enjoy Vietnamese Tet experience

For Vietnamese people, Tet (Lunar New Year) festival is the most significant holiday of the year. Tet with traditional practices and interesting activities attracts huge attention of foreign friends.

Close to 8.5 million foreigners visit Vietnam in first half

Close to 8.5 million foreigners visited Vietnam in the first half of this year, a rise of 7.5 percent year on year, reported the General Statistics Office (GSO) on June 28.

To effectively issue e-visas to foreign visitors

 VietNamNet Bridge – The 14th National Assembly has adopted a resolution on piloting the issuance of e-visas to foreigners starting on February 1, 2017,

Zika virus scare spreads as Brazil gears up for Carnival, Olympics

Olympic and tourism officials in Brazil downplayed risks for foreign visitors from the mosquito-borne Zika virus on Monday, even as the health ministry warned pregnant women to consult doctors before visiting the country amid a widening scare.

Foreign arrivals to Vietnam on rise

VietNamNet Bridge – Foreign arrivals to Vietnam in August are estimated at 664,985, an increase of 12% over last month and 7.5% against the same period last year.

Gaining real farming experience

 VietNamNet Bridge – Opened in 2012, the 15-hectare Cu Chi clean vegetable farm in Cu Chi District, HCMC has attracted many foreign visitors who want to gain hands-on experience in the daily chores of local farmers

First cable car system in Mekong Delta

VietNamNet Bridge – The first cable car system in the Mekong Delta will be put into service on February 14, making it easier for local and foreign visitors to visit the touristic Bay Nui area in An Giang Province,

Int’l arrivals to Vietnam increase in January

 International arrivals to Vietnam rose to nearly 700,700 during January, up 6.6 percent from last month, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Food festival promotes cultural exchange

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Foreign Ministry and 30 foreign embassies in Hanoi hosted a food festival on January 24 in a bid to promote cultural exchange among nations and raise funds for orphans and the disabled.

Vietnam enjoys surge in international arrivals

 VietNamNet Bridge – More than 7.2 million foreign visitors arrived in Viet Nam in the first 11 months of this year, surging 5.4 per cent year-on-year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).