"We are not just reopening tourism but also international trade and international exchange from March 15, as it used to be before Covid-19.
"The spirit is that we will not treat foreign tourists and local people differently, in terms of pandemic precaution measures," Dam said at a meeting with the ministries of tourism and foreign affairs.
Vietnam's tourism reopening has followed a careful roadmap that takes into account the nation's Covid situation, he said.
The health and tourism ministries are supposed to announce new regulations for foreign tourists and they are going to be simple, he said.
"Tourists traveling by air will need to be tested for Covid-19, and once they're here, they will be treated like Vietnamese people.
"Traveling by road and sea will have a few more rules."
The news that Vietnam is now reopened has sparked joy among many aviation and tourism firms. However, they all expect that the authorities will come up with specific regulations within Tuesday.
Nguyen Manh Quan, permanent Deputy CEO of Bamboo Airways, said that whatever the regulations are, it is necessary to send comprehensive message to business community and foreign tourists that Vietnam is now open.
"We believe that all businesses have been ready and that message will support us in destination competition," he said.