Guidance on Entry Procedures Returning to Vietnam
Accordingly, agreeing to the policy of facilitating entry procedures for foreigners, overseas Vietnamese and their relatives returning home and guiding the procedures for consideration and approval for entry as follows:
With a visa:
For foreigners, overseas Vietnamese who already have a valid permanent residence card, temporary residence card, visa or visa exemption certificate, they may enter according to the provisions of the Law on Foreigners’ Entry into, Exit from, Transit, and Residence in Vietnam (not required to apply for approval of immigration policies of ministries, branches and localities and carry out procedures for personnel inspection at the Immigration Department)
Without a visa:
Provincial People's Committees continue to consider and approve to create favorable conditions for cases of entry to work, attend conferences, seminars, study, humanitarian in the province;
Ministries, branches and agencies under the Central Government shall proactively decide on the invitation, welcome and take responsibility for managing foreigners working with their agencies.
To apply for a visa, you can log in Vietnam Immigration Department to see the list of ports that allowed you to enter and exit Vietnam by Vietnamese E-Visa.
|Customs clearance at Vietnam airport. Photo: tienphong.vn|
Commonly asked questions
Who can enter Vietnam?
- Foreigners invited and guaranteed by agencies, organizations and individuals in accordance with the Law on entry, exit, transit and residence of foreigners in Vietnam;
- Particularly for foreigners entering tourism, in the immediate future, continue to follow the pilot program to welcome international tourists.
The Vietnamese government released Decision No 450/VPCP-QHQT (Decision 450) on January 18 to ease admission processes for foreign employees and overseas Vietnamese families.
The administration has agreed to make it easier for foreigners and overseas Vietnamese returning to Vietnam to enter the nation, according to the decision.
This means that foreigners and overseas Vietnamese, as well as their relatives, who have valid temporary residence cards (TRCs), permanent residence cards (PRCs), valid visas, and valid visa exemption certificates, will be able to enter Vietnam without obtaining permission from the immigration department or the local people's committee.
Local people's committees should continue to assist entry for foreigners without visas, including approvals and instructions on how to enter, according to Decision 450.
The government is anticipated to release more instructions and directions for implementing this Decision, and we will keep you updated as things progress.
Businesses and people should be aware, however, that entry requirements for those without TRCs or PRCs remain unchanged. Foreign newcomers are still subject to Covid-prevention methods, which include quarantine at their place of residence (with ward level authority clearance) or three days in a hotel for fully vaccinated individuals.
Foreign visitors must also have adequate health insurance and pay for all essential tests, which includes a negative RT-PCR test 72 hours before to arrival.
Is it necessary for me to complete the Medical Declaration Form for Vietnam?
According to Vietnam All overseas travelers entering Vietnam, including passengers and airline employees, are required to complete a medical declaration. In addition, any required visas, such as the Vietnam eVisa, must be obtained.
The Medical Declaration Form is required of all Vietnamese nationals, foreign residents of the country, and even diplomats.
Upon arrival at a Vietnamese airport, passengers must either complete the health declaration form for Vietnam electronically or on paper.
Entry to Vietnam will be denied unless and until the Medical Declaration Form is completed.
On behalf of their children or babies, parents or legal guardians can fill out a Medical Declaration Form.
When will the entrance policy change, and how will it alter?
The Ministry of Tourism has stated that it intends to reopen its gates to tourists as soon as March 31.
To aid the transition to regular travel conditions, Vietnam has agreed to temporarily recognize COVID-19 vaccine passports from 72 countries, including the United Kingdom.
What to do after I receive my E-Visa for Vietnam?
Your E-Visa will be emailed to you in PDF format after your application has been approved. When traveling to Vietnam, you must print at least one copy and keep it with you at all times. When you arrive in Vietnam, you will be needed to submit the printed E-Visa.
In order to receive your E-visa on time, you should provide a valid email and check your mail regularly.
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