IMPORTANT: Updated information on COVID-19 pandemic for foreigners

Update: 09:18 | 13/03/2020
Vietnam highly recommend foreigners read the following information to make sure that you understand the current regulations of the Vietnamese Government amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
TIN LIÊN QUAN
important updated information on covid 19 pandemic for foreigners Vietnam Airlines to reduce flights to Europe as COVID-19 pandemic spreads quickly
important updated information on covid 19 pandemic for foreigners Vietnamese in Iran, Italy recommended to follow local regulations on COVID prevention
important updated information on covid 19 pandemic for foreigners
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director of the World Health Organization (WHO), declared on March 11 the COVID-19 virus as a pandemic, due to its worldwide spread. (Photo: ACN)

Recent measures taken by the Government on entry, exit:

- Temporarily suspends the unilateral visa waiver for citizens of the Republic of Korea from 00:00, 29 February 2020.

- Temporarily suspends the unilateral visa waiver for citizens of the Republic of Italy, from 00h:00, 3 March 2020.

- Temporarily suspends the unilateral visa waiver for citizens of 8 countries: Denmark, Norway, Finland, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Germany and France, from 00h:00 12 March 2020.

- Temporarily suspends visa exempttion for Overseas Vietnamese and their spouses and children living in the countries where visa waver suspended and in the countries where Vietnam considered as Covid-19 infected. (from 00h 12 March 2020)

Additional information regarding health quarantine applicable to entrants from the COVID-19 infected areas in accordance with the guidelines of the Ministry of Health dated 29 February 2020, as follows:

(i) Medical declaration shall be made compulsory for all entrants into Vietnam, effective from 06:00, 7 March 2020. The form may be filled out online or via a mobile app, followed by QR code scanning after landing. For further details, please visit: https://suckhoetoandan.vn/khaiyte.

(ii) Medical declaration and quarantine shall be seriously observed for entrants into Vietnam from the COVID-19 infected areas (China, Republic of Korea, Italy and Iran) in accordance with the regulations and guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health.

(iii) The reception and screening of entrants from the COVID-19 infected areas (China, Republic of Korea, Italy and Iran) shall be performed as follow:

- All entrants from the COVID-19 infected areas (China, Republic of Korea, Italy and Iran) shall perform compulsory medical declaration and be subject to screening measures at ports of entry;

- Anyone exhibiting symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath shall be immediately moved to health facilities for quarantine and tests in accordance with the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health;

- At mass quarantine facilities, based on the health declaration (paper or electronic) and additional health declarations, and via professional measures, interviews shall be held to identify appropriate quarantine measures;

The place of residence of the entrants from the COVID-19 infected areas (China, Republic of Korea, Italy and Iran) shall be verified by their family or work partner in Vietnam, who shall also provide a statement of guarantee that the entrant shall, at their expected place of residence and work in Vietnam, continue to receive health monitoring in accordance with the guidelines of the Ministry of Health.

(iv) For entrants from the COVID-19 infected areas (China, Republic of Korea, Italy and Iran), the following measures of quarantine will be applicable:

- For entrants having travelled to or transited through the COVID-19 infected areas, or having had close contacts with persons displaying symptoms (fever, coughing, shortness of breath), mass quarantine shall be applicable as per regulations;

- For entrants having travelled to or transited through areas not infected by COVID-19, personal safeguards shall be applied, and these persons shall perform health self-monitoring at their places of work or residence. Should they display symptoms of fever, coughing or shortness of breath, they shall immediately visit medical facilities for quarantine, examination and testing as per regulations;

- For foreign nationals entering Vietnam for official purposes, medical monitoring, check and quarantine shall be applied in accordance with the guidelines of the Ministry of Health.

(v) After screening, for those not subject to mass quarantine, the Health Department of the localities where initial quarantine measures are taken shall compile a list of these persons, which will be forwarded in writing to the localities, where such persons shall reside, so that they shall be taken to their destination. These persons shall maintain home quarantine for 14 days as per regulations.

important updated information on covid 19 pandemic for foreigners Vietnam Airlines’ profit predicted to drop due to COVID-19 outbreak

The profit of Vietnam Airlines Corporation will be strongly affected by the spread of COVID-19 in countries around the world, according to the preliminary report ...

important updated information on covid 19 pandemic for foreigners Vietnam Airlines to reduce flights to Europe as COVID-19 pandemic spreads quickly

Vietnam Airlines has announced it will temporarily reduce flight frequency between Vietnam and European countries since March 25 in a latest efforts to contain spread of ...

important updated information on covid 19 pandemic for foreigners Travel companies urged to ensure safety for tourists amid COVID-19 outbreak

The Vietnam Tourism Association (VITA) has recently asked tourism association and travel agents to conduct preventive measures and ensure safety for tourists and their staff.

(Source: MOFA)