Vietnam has just announced plans to reopen for inbound tourism starting 15 March, 2022. Although there are still some details to be sorted out such as what ‘new normal’ visa policies will look like and what hotel transport options will be available, this is certainly a positive development that we expect will gain momentum in the weeks ahead. Below is a summary of the details as they are currently.
- Visa policies and countries applicable have yet to be defined -stay tuned!
- All travellers 12 years of age or older must be fully vaccinated, with their last dose at least 14 days and no more than 6 months prior to their travel date, or have a certificate of COVID recovery no more than 6 months prior to their travel date.
- Medical insurance covering COVID-19 treatment worth at least US $10,000, which costs around $30 USD.
- PCR test within 72 hours before entry or, for rapid antigen test, within 24 hours (except children under 2 years). Arrivals by land must have a rapid test within 24 hours (except child under 2 yrs).
- Install COVID Management and Prevention application (PC-COVID) to make health declarations and monitor health.
- After immigration procedures, transfer directly to hotel/accommodation
- Take rapid antigen test within 24 hours of arrival, then self-isolate at hotel while waiting to receive test results.
- If results are negative, guests are free to explore Vietnam. If results are positive, we will work with health facilities and local authorities on quarantine and treatment.
- Anyone exhibiting symptoms of COVID infection will be asked to take a rapid antigen test at the airport -before heading to their hotel.
- Monitor health for 14 days as per health ministry protocol
- What will visa policies (process and countries applicable) look like when Vietnam reopens for tourism?
- What will the procedures be for the rapid antigen test on arrival?
- Who will perform these tests?
- How long will it take to be tested?
- How will transport to accommodation from the airport be handled?
- What will procedures be if someone becomes infected?
- Will those with mild infections be able to self-isolate at their hotel?
Source : www.exotravel.com