VIETNAM IS REVEALED AS A CHEAP AND VALUE TRAVEL DESTINATION
From 2017 until the present, the well-known Forbes magazine has released lists of cheap European holiday destinations, and Vietnam is one of them. Vietnam is a standout Southeast Asia destination for budget-conscious travelers, owing to reasonable superior hotels, cheap cuisine, and a multitude of gorgeous sites.
All Vietnam destinations are open. No need for self-isolation:
The following are the important points of the new guidelines: For admission, an RT-PCR test plus a visa and travel insurance are now permitted.
You must bring the essentials with you when you start arriving:
1. Negative Covid-19 test result per passenger:
Travelers entering Vietnam by airplane: must present a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result (save for minors under the age of two) obtained using the RT-PCR/RT-LAMP technique within 72 hours of arrival. Alternatively, obtain a negative quick test result confirmed by the appropriate authorities of the nation where the test is done within 24 hours of departure.
Travelers arriving by land, train, or sea: As described in the preceding section, present the negative test result. Travelers are required to take a SARS-CoV-2 test at the border gate before entrance if they do not produce proof of a negative test result for SARS-CoV-2 as indicated above (using RT-PCR/RT-LAMP technique or fast antigen test for SARS-CoV-2). They are permitted to attend and participate in tour activities after acquiring a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result. If the RT-PCR test results are positive, they must rigorously adhere to the health authority's restrictions.
SARS-CoV-2 testing is not necessary for children under the age of two: they are permitted to access and participate in outdoor activities with their parents and relatives despite not having been immunized against COVID-19 or having previously been infected with SARS-CoV-2.
2. Proof of valid medical/travel insurance covering Covid-19 treatment. Minimum cover USD10,000 (Link to info).
3. Downloaded PC-Covid mobile app (Apple/Google Play) which must be presented to enter all Vietnam sites.
EXEMPT VISA FOR TRAVEL TO VIETNAM:
Travelers from the following countries are not required to get a visa and may remain for the specified number of days.
Brunei, Myanmar - 14 days
Japan, South Korea (ROK) - 15 days
The Philippines - 21 days
Campuchia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand - 30 days
Belarus, Denmark, Italy, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, The United Kingdom - 15 days.
If you want to remain longer than 30 days, you can apply for a visa extension when you arrive in Vietnam.
A VISA IS REQUIRED
Simply apply online for your 30-day tourist E-visa. The charge for an e-visa is USD 25, and the processing time is three working days. You will be emailed your code in order to print your visa.
Health screening centers and hotlines:
If you experience COVID-19 symptoms or are afraid that you may have been exposed, call Vietnam's health hotline at 1900 3228 right once.
Vietnam has designated 323 authorized testing institutions to conduct COVID-19 testing and diagnosis. See the whole list.
Incoming travelers need to follow the below guideline from the Ministry of Health:
- No requirement for quarantine.
- Negative Covid-19 test result per passenger:
Travelers entering via air: Present a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result (except children under 2 years old) using RT-PCR/RT-LAMP method within 72 hours before entry into Vietnam. Or have a negative rapid test result within 24 hours before departure, certified by the competent authority of the country where the test is performed.
Travelers entering via land, rail, and sea routes: Present negative test result as mentioned in the section above. In case not presenting proof of a negative test result for SARS-CoV-2 as specified above, entrants are required to undergo a SARS-CoV-2 test at the border gate before entry (using RT-PCR/RT-LAMP method or rapid antigen test for SARS-CoV-2). Upon receiving a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result, they are allowed to enter and join tour activities. If the RT - PCR test result returns positive, they must follow strictly the regulations of the health authority.
Children under 2 years old are not required to be tested for SARS-CoV-2. Having not been vaccinated against COVID-19 or having never been infected with SARS-CoV-2 before, they are allowed to enter and to join outdoor activities with their parents and relatives.
- Before departure health declaration on tokhaiyte.vn at the border gate.
- Install PC-COVID App on a mobile smartphone for health declaration in Vietnam.
- Within 10 days from the date of entry: self-monitor your health, if you have symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection (fever; cough; sore throat; runny nose, stuffy nose; body aches, fatigue, chills; decreased or lost taste; decreased or lost sense of smell; pain, headache; diarrhea; difficulty breathing; respiratory inflammation...) must immediately notify the nearest medical facility for instructions.
These are based on guidelines from the Ministry of Health.
How to Apply for Vietnam's e-Visa:
Step 1: Prepare the required materials:
- One 4x6 passport photo in .jpg format with a white background, without glasses
- One photo in .jpg format of your passport data page
- Passport valid for at least six months
- Your temporary address in Vietnam and points of entry and exit
- Debit or credit card for payment
Step 2: Click this link or access www.immigration.gov.vn and go to 'E-visa Issuance' then click on the link for 'Outside Vietnam foreigners'.
Step 3: Upload your .jpg images (passport data page and passport photo) and fill out the required fields on the form completely. Submit your form.
Step 4: Pay the e-Visa fee of 25 USD. Copy down the document code provided.
Step 5: Within three working days you should receive news of your e-Visa application via email. If not, you can also run a search for your e-Visa at this link.
Step 6: Use your document code to locate your e-Visa online. Download and print the e-Visa in two copies for extra safety.
TIP: Travellers with an e-Visa can go directly to immigration counters at their point of entry and do not need to queue at Visa on Arrival counters.
Purchase medical/travel insurance that covers COVID-19 treatment with a minimum of $10,000 cover. This typically costs about USD 40.
Health checks on departure
Domestic travel: Travelers are required to:
- During 10 days from the date of entry, tourists are requested to continue to self-monitor health. If having signs and symptoms of SARS-COV-2, must immediately notify the nearest medical facility.
- Comply with the Ministry of Health’s 5K message: khau trang (face masks), khu khuan (disinfection), khoang cach (distancing), Khong tu tap (no gatherings), and khai bao y te (health declarations).
- Currently, domestic flights restrictions have been reduced until the new update. However, please notice that all requirements might have resulted in changes requirements of the different destinations.
International travel: These follow the guidelines and procedures published by the country you are returning to.
Health and safety precautions for travelers
Visitors in Vietnam are encouraged to take sensible precautions against COVID-19 during their trips.
The World Health Organization outlines these basic practices to keep yourself and your loved ones safe:
Avoid traveling if you have a fever and cough. If you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, alert health care services and share with them your recent travel history.
Maintain social distancing. Stay a meter or more away from others, especially those who are sneezing or coughing, or have a fever.
Wash your hands regularly with soap and running water. You can also use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer to spray your hands as often as you like.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Dispose of dirty tissues immediately and wash your hands after coughing or sneezing.
Avoid contact with live animals. Wash your hands with soap and water if you touch live animals or animal products in markets.
Eat only well-cooked food. Make sure your meals especially animal proteins and dairy products are thoroughly cooked and prepared in a sanitary environment.
Discard single-use masks. If you choose to wear a single-use mask, ensure it covers your nose and mouth, avoids touching the mask and wash your hands after removing it.
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