The Ministry of Health said on Wednesday, March 16th, 2022, foreigners entering Vietnam only need to furnish a negative Covid-19 test certificate and are not required to quarantine.

Travel free in Vietnam with NEGATIVE Test result

The test must have been done using the RT-PCR method within 72 hours before departure or the rapid antigen methods within 24 hours.

Those who cannot take a test before arrival have to be tested within 24 hours after entering and can leave their accommodation if they are not infected.

They are required to monitor their health for the first 10 days after arrival and notify medical staff if they have symptoms of Covid.

They must also use the PC-Covid app during their stay in Vietnam.

Children under two years are exempt from testing.

Vietnam fully reopened its borders on Tuesday after nearly two years of closure.

The same day the government announced the resumption of visa waivers for citizens of 13 countries, including Japan, South Korea and several in Europe.

Vietnam closed its inbound tourism and halted grating visas for foreign tourists in March 2020. It partially reopened to tourists under a vaccine passport program last November and has received over 10,000 arrivals since.

Here is all about Reopening Vietnam

Source: vnexpress.net

What to expect?

That said, international travelers can have the test either before or after arriving in Vietnam. For your convenience, we recommend you to have the test before boarding your flight to Vietnam as most of the airlines will also request you to do so before boarding their flights.

The document from the Ministry of Health did not state clearly if international travelers are required to have vaccine passport or not. The detailed requirement and intructions will be released within today by the relevant government authorities. However, in our opinion, this is a must. Hence, if you plan to visit Vietnam in the next some month, it is time to prepare and have your vaccine shots as soon as possible.

Here is the full guidelines for traveling to Vietnam during covid

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