Vietnam officially issues its digital Covid-19 vaccine passport from April 15, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH).
Foreign travelers are looking forward to hearing the news about Vietnam’s reopening but many still cannot make a decision because of the lack of information.
Quarantine-free travel for international arrivals with vaccine certificates, negative COVID tests proposed by tourism ministry
The Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism has proposed that international arrivals to Vietnam should be able to avoid any quarantine requirements, providing they are fully vaccinated,
Vietnamese COVID-19 vaccine certificates are still not available two months after the Ministry of Health officially introduced the template forms and issuance procedures due to technical issues.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has proposed to let foreign visitors test for COVID-19 using rapid antigen test kits and those who have negative testing results travel freely when they are in Vietnam.
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Van Hung has just submitted a proposed plan to the Government for reopening international tourism in safe and effective manner.
Vietnam has temporarily acceptd vaccine passports from 72 countries and territories.
The Da Nang Tourism Promotion Centre on January 21 signed a cooperation agreement with travel firm Klook Vietnam on strengthening communications and tourism promotion to attract more tourists to the central city.
Ten countries have so far endorsed Vietnam’s vaccine passport to facilitate travel between their countries and Vietnam, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said at a press briefing in Hanoi on January 20.
Inconsistent quarantine policies and Covid patients’ statistics are making it difficult for the aviation and tourism sectors to reopen.
Five countries – the United States, Japan, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Belarus – have recognised Vietnam’s COVID-19 vaccination certificates with specific criteria on the vaccine types, according to the foreign ministry.
Although the timing of the international commercial flight resumption is just days away, the hope for the reinstatement of international tourism is plagued with rather strict health control and regulations on tourists
Vietnam should exempt quarantine for double-dosed passengers and those recovering from the disease, or having negative PCR results for SARS-CoV-2, in order to promote exchanges and restore economic cooperation and travel.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism plans to welcome back international tourists via sea route and roads in the time ahead, after piloting the “vaccine passport” programme on the air route.
Airlines are ready to resume routine international flights from January 1, 2022 after two years of interruption. However, they are concerned as regulations have not been released. Meanwhile, some problems still exist.
The Ministry of Health on Tuesday announces procedures for the issuance of Vietnam’s official COVID-19 'vaccine passports’ along with the passport templates effective starting December 20, 2021.
Resumption of safe travel under a ‘tourism bubble’ between Hanoi and 11 cities and provinces is facing challenges.
The Ministry of Health is joining forces with the Ministry of Information and Communications to create a vaccine passport form (QR Code connection system for international authentication).
People wishing to enter Vietnam will be quarantined at home, a hotel, or other forms of accommodations for three days in the event that they have already been fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19.