Vietnam lastly opened for worldwide tourism yesterday (15 March) – after greater than two years of being closed because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Having reported last month that the nation was seeking to open its borders for vacationers, Vietnam has lastly finished so – with vacationers now capable of enter for tourism functions as soon as once more.
And, the information is little doubt going to be welcomed by the nation’s tourism trade – with the nation having seen more than 18 million international visitors – in pre-pandemic instances (2019) – take pleasure in all that this fascinating southeast Asian nation has to offer.
This is a big distinction in comparison with the reported 157,000 international arrivals that entered the nation all through final 12 months (2021).
Vietnam To Once Again Allow Visa Exemption For Visitors From Some Countries
With Vietnam as soon as once more permitting vacationers to enter the nation for tourism functions – and with out the requirement to ebook themselves onto a government-approved group tour, as was the case earlier than – some guests will be capable to enter the nation with out a visa.
This is as a result of Vietnam is restarting their visa exemption scheme for nationals from the next 13 international locations:
- South Korea
- United Kingdom
Visitors that maintain passports for the above international locations will be capable to arrive into Vietnam – with out having obtained a vacationer visa earlier than their arrival – and be allowed to remain for as much as 15 days.
Vietnam Reopens Its E-visa Website
As properly as permitting some guests to enter the nation with out having to acquire a vacationer visa earlier than their arrival, Vietnam has additionally reopened its E-visa website – the place residents from 80 international locations, together with the U.S., Canada and the UK, can apply for a vacationer E-visa.
A vacationer E-visa – which prices US$25, and have to be utilized for online – permits guests to remain contained in the nation for 30 days (for single entry use solely although). The processing time for E-visa purposes is 3 working days.
What Are The Entry Requirements For Tourists Wanting To Visit Vietnam?
Once guests have obtained their vacationer E-visa – until they’re eligible to enter on visa exemption – there are nonetheless a number of necessities that have to be adopted so as to enter Vietnam.
Although guests arriving into the nation are not required to endure quarantine – which has been lifted by the country’s Ministry of Health – they need to:
- take a RT-PCR or RT-LAMP Covid-19 check 72 hours earlier than departure or speedy antigen check – not more than 24 hours – previous to touring to Vietnam. Those beneath the age of two usually are not required to take action, nonetheless.
- alternatively – if you’re unable to take a pre-departure Covid-19 check – you may be required to endure Covid-19 testing inside 24 hours of your arrival into Vietnam.
All guests should additionally monitor their well being all through the primary ten days of their arrival into Vietnam, and inform the well being authorities in the event that they expertise any signs of Covid-19 – corresponding to a fever, cough, sore throat or headache.
You are additionally required to put on a face masks always when in public.
The above necessities have to be adhered to by all guests – whether or not absolutely vaccinated or not.
What About Other Countries In Southeast Asia?
With increasingly Southeast Asian nations stress-free their entry necessities – with the hope of as soon as once more attracting the tens of millions of vacationers that they did previous to the Covid-19 pandemic – right here is the most recent information on among the hottest vacationer locations within the area.
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