Travel will never be the same due to the pandemic, and even though Vietnam is among the earliest countries to reopen international borders, there are strict restrictions you must comply with as the government’s effort to boost the national economy while ensuring the public health and safety simultaneously. Get informed, and get prepared with our detailed checklist for entering Vietnam post COVID-19 lockdown.
The good news is, international borders in Vietnam has finally opened. The not so good news is that international tourists are not allowed to travel into Vietnam yet, and only diplomats, skilled workers, and professional managers can come into the country, specifically:
All categories must have a sponsor in Vietnam to be able to enter.
Visitors staying in Vietnam since March 1st, 2020 are allowed to have an automatic extension till August 31st, 2021 without charge, provided that they have proofs to have been stuck in Vietnam since and must acquire a letter from the embassy.
As Vietnam is aiming to boost the economy, the country decides to lift the quarantine mandate for short-term visits of experts and officials from Japan. However, safety protocols and health guidelines must be complied with strictly.
The process of acquiring sufficient documents for eligible travelers requires some time and careful researches. These essential documents are required to submit to the local authority, who will grant you permission and eventually, a visa to stay in the country. Especially for professionals traveling to Vietnam, note down these essentials on your checklist for entering Vietnam post COVID-19 Lockdown:
Regarding business trips shorter than 14 days, travelers don’t have to quarantine, as long as there are sufficient proofs of health status and stay in a particular hotel and follow a designated schedule. Besides that, all international travelers coming to Vietnam are subject to 14 days of quarantine. Quarantine and testing registration must also be arranged before traveling to Vietnam.
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International travelers are expected to pay for the quarantine, testing, and treatment fees in Vietnam. Make sure to sign up with an international health insurance plan before your trip to have the majority of these costs covered.
Quarantine Regulations provided by VGP (Vietnam's Government Portal)
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Make sure to carry all the quintessential for your trip, especially for your quarantine time
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Get a travel insurance plan upon your trip to Vietnam:
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It is quite a challenge to travel anywhere in the world right now, not only because of the legal matters but also safety and health protection. Vietnam is currently among the few safe places to travel to, and even so, strict precautions must be taken. With careful planning and preparation, all of the hurdles due to the pandemic are minor obstacles you have to sort through upon your trip to Vietnam.
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