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Vietnam plans to reopen international tourism in March 2022

Vietnam plans to reopen international tourism in March 2022

Travellers with an eye on Vietnam as a destination are advised to take a wait-and-see approach after the Vietnamese Government agreed last week with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s proposal to reopen international tourism on March 15.

While the Ministry has been asked to finalise and make public a plan for the resumption of international travel to Vietnam, the media here has reported what the proposal included despite those details not being revealed in the Vietnam Government’s public news portal.

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So far the Vietnamese Government has only announced its intention to allow international travel to resume, although, its news portal has stated that the new plan may only require incoming tourists to have proof of vaccination or recovery from Covid-19 and evidence of a negative test result issued within 24 hours (rapid test) and 72 hours (RT-PCR) prior to departure for Vietnam.

Meanwhile, some media outlets have reported the following items were recommended in the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s proposal:

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  • No need for international tourists to book tour packages with designated travel agencies
  • All tourists aged 12 and above to provide evidence of being fully vaccinated or having recovered from Covid-19
  • Tourists to show a negative rapid antigen test result within 24 hours at their accommodation facility after arrival
  • International arrivals to self-isolate in their hotel or accommodation facility for 24 hours until they can provide a negative Covid-19 test result
  • Following those test results, travellers to continue monitoring their health for 14 days
  • Travellers showing Covid-19 symptoms to undergo rapid testing on arrival at airports in Vietnam
  • International visitors to have medical insurance to cover any potential Covid-19 treatment to the value of US$10,000

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