Vietnam halts visa issuance to foreigners to staunch COVID-19 spread for 30 days

Update: 20:23 | 17/03/2020
The Government has decided to temporarily halt visa issuance to foreigners for 30 days, applicable since March 18.
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Temporarily halt visa issuance to foreigners in the period of 30 days starting from 00:00 March 18th, 2020.

This is the latest effort by the Government to staunch the COVID-19 pandemic which has spread swiftly across the world and caused serious consequences.

Foreigners enjoying visa-waiver program or overseas Vietnamese and their spouses and children having been granted with certificate of visa exemption shall only be allowed to enter Vietnam if they can submit papers certifying they are not positive for the virus.

The aforesaid measure shall also be applied to foreigners who are experts, business managers, highly skilled workers upon arrival to Vietnam.

All the above measures shall NOT be applicable to entrants for diplomatic or official purposes.

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