March 16th marks exactly two years since we saw our travelers off at Hanoi airport and borders closed, Vietnam is now fully reopened its borders. Visitors entering Vietnam only need to be tested negative for Covid-19 and do not have to quarantine themselves, said the Ministry of Health.
That is such a wonderful news for the entire country, especially those involved in the tourism industry like us. Simply put, here is what visitors to Vietnam are required to have:
- A valid passport
- A visa (if not on the exempt nations list); see e-visa information.
- A negative Covid-19 test certificate by RT-PCR obtained within the previous 72 hours before arrival, or negative rapid antigen test results obtained within 24 hours before entering the country, with the exception of children under 2-year-old. The authorized authority of the country performing the test must certify the test results.
- Insurance coverage of at least $10,000.
- All visitors must install the PC-COVID app, submit a health declaration on arrival, and self-monitor for the first 10 days from their entry date.
Those who are unable to test before departing their home country must be tested within 24 hours of entering Vietnam, and can leave their accommodation after showing a negative result.
To be clear:
- No need for vaccine certificates
- No vaccine status required
- No testing after arrival (if test results are provided pre-arrival)
- No isolation on arrival
In order to make your entry into Vietnam as smooth as possible, we recommends booking a“Fast Track” service for arrival. You’ll be met by a your tour representative holding a name sign, either at the plane bridge or entry to arrival hall. They’ll gather all documents and handle all protocols, then assist with luggage through to meeting your guide and driver.
Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, is now waiting for you to explore again, the way you want to see it.
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