Vietnam Officially Removes All Entry Requirements
Vietnam has simply eliminated its Covid testing requirement for all vacationers – which implies the nation now has ZERO Covid-related entry necessities.
With impact from 15 May any customer that’s coming into Vietnam is not required to take a pre-departure Covid-19 PCR check or Rapid Antigen check previous to their arrival.
Therefore, touring to Vietnam is now like what it was in pre-pandemic occasions, with vacationers solely needing to acquire a visa previous to touring – or alternatively enter visa-free – in the event that they maintain a passport which permits them to take action.
What Were The Previous Entry Requirements For Vietnam?
Two months in the past we reported that Vietnam had reopened for tourism functions as soon as once more – with the nation in actual fact going from being one of many strictest international locations for worldwide guests to have the ability to enter in Southeast Asia, to changing into the easiest.
And, this was as a result of their easy entry necessities, which included solely the next:
- take a Covid-19 RT-PCR or RT-LAMP check not more than three days (72 hours) previous to your departure, OR;
- take a Covid-19 fast antigen check not more than in the future (24 hours) previous to your departure
Contrary to many different Asian nations, Vietnam has additionally not required vacationers to declare their vaccination standing since reopening, and so all guests – whether or not vaccinated or not – have needed to adhere to the above entry guidelines.
However, with Vietnam having already eliminated the requirement for vacationers to finish the web well being declaration type, obtain the federal government’s ‘PC-Covid’ app – in addition to the necessity to buy Covid-19 journey insurance coverage – the nation had in actual fact solely requested latest vacationers coming into the nation to endure pre-departure testing.
From yesterday (May 15, 2022), although, that is not required – and so vacationers now solely must receive an eVisa previous to their arrival, except they’re allowed visa-free journey as a result of them holding a passport from a nation that qualifies for this.
Obtaining A Visa For Entry To Vietnam
American and Canadian vacationers might want to receive a vacationer eVisa on-line earlier than touring to Vietnam – nevertheless – that is very simple and easy, with the web utility course of taking round 5 minutes to finish.
So, the place are you able to get your vacationer eVisa for Vietnam?
It is extraordinarily simple to acquire your vacationer eVisa for Vietnam – by making use of on-line here.
You might want to full a web based type along with your passport particulars, in addition to add an digital copy of your passport, together with a digital passport-sized picture.
The web site states that you need to obtain the results of your visa utility inside 3 working days – and you’ll obtain an e-mail with a affirmation of this.
However – primarily based by myself latest expertise when touring to Vietnam – it took 4 working days to obtain affirmation of my eVisa, and so I might suggest making use of at the very least 7 working days earlier than your deliberate departure to Vietnam.
Once you’ve gotten submitted your utility, you may regularly test the standing of this by coming into your registration particulars here.
The price of the eVisa is US$25.
Once you obtain e-mail affirmation that your eVisa utility was profitable, you will have to go onto the eVisa website and obtain a PDF copy of your eVisa.
You might want to print this out and present this in exhausting copy each on the airport that you’re departing from – in addition to on arrival on the eVisa counter at your arrival port in Vietnam.
How Long Can You Stay In Vietnam With A Tourist eVisa?
Vietnam’s vacationer eVisa will will let you keep within the nation for as much as 30 days.
Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, the nation was providing guests the chance to buy a visa for as much as 90 days – nevertheless, as of this second guests are solely capable of apply for a eVisa which permits them to remain 30 days inside Vietnam.
Nationals From 25 Countries Qualify For Visa-Free Travel To Vietnam
Nationals from 25 international locations – together with those that maintain a British passport – can enter Vietnam for visa-free journey, from something from 15 to as much as 90 days, relying on the individual’s nationality.
For instance, British vacationers are capable of arrive into Vietnam with no visa and keep for as much as 15 days.
My Recent Experience Of Traveling To Vietnam
Having traveled to Vietnam myself final week (12 May) – from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – I used to be in actual fact required to nonetheless endure a pre-departure fast antigen check 24 hours previous to touring.
However, this was the one Covid-related entry requirement that I needed to adhere to as a way to enter the nation.
Although upon my arrival into Vietnam, the immigration officer that stamped me into the nation didn’t ask to see my unfavorable Covid check certificates – it was solely once I checked into my flight in Malaysia that I used to be required to indicate this.
The different paperwork that I used to be requested for – when checking into my flight at KLIA2 worldwide airport in Kuala Lumpur – have been:
- my passport (clearly!)
- a replica of my eVisa letter for Vietnam
- the reserving affirmation of my flight ticket out of Vietnam.
So with no extra Covid-related entry necessities to fret about, it’s as soon as once more so simple as that to enter Vietnam!
Are Masks Still Required In Vietnam?
Having been touring round Vietnam since final week, there appears to me a way more ‘relaxed’ strategy in relation to sporting a masks in public locations – particularly in comparison with once I visited each Malaysia and Thailand in the previous couple of months.
For occasion, once I arrived in Ho Chi Minh City – having taken a flight from Malaysia – there was a substantial variety of individuals outside not sporting a face masks.
I additionally seen that a lot of passengers on my inside flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Danang, only a few days in the past, did additionally not put on a face protecting in the course of the flight – with the airline employees showing to not request them to take action.
Why Should You Visit Vietnam?
There are so many the reason why you need to go to Vietnam – with the nation providing many awesome locations for vacationers.
Whether you wish to discover out what it’s wish to journey the nation by one among its sleeper trains or go to one of many nation’s historical cities, corresponding to Hoi An – there actually is one thing for all sorts of traveler.
And because the finish of final 12 months (2021), it has even been attainable to fly direct from the U.S. to Vietnam – with flights accessible from the state of San Francisco to the town of Ho Chi Minh (Saigon), which is positioned within the south of Vietnam.
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