Guide to welcome international tourists to Vietnam


The guidance of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has set out a pilot route to welcome international tourists to Vietnam, including 3 phases:


3 pilot phases to welcome international tourists

Phase 1 (from November 2021): Piloting international arrivals under package tourism programs, charter flights and international trade in areas and tourism service establishments selected in the city. Phu Quoc (Kien Giang), Khanh Hoa, Quang Nam, Da Nang, Quang Ninh (List of areas and service providers that are welcome to welcome international tourists selected and publicly announced by localities) .

Phase 2 (from January 2022): Expanding the scope to welcome international tourists, connecting destinations through regular charter flights and international trade. Guests can participate in tourism programs combining destinations in 05 localities in phase 1 (can add some other localities if they meet the conditions and have a proposal to welcome international tourists). after the tourist has completed the tour program at the first destination within a period of 7 days.

Phase 3: Fully reopening to the international tourist market. The starting time of phase 3 will be based on the actual epidemic situation and on the evaluation of the results of welcoming international tourists in the first two phases.

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Immigration and medical conditions for international visitors to Vietnam

The guide also details the immigration and medical conditions for international visitors to travel to Vietnam, such as:

1. Having a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 approved by a competent authority in Vietnam. recognition (not applicable to children under 12 years of age accompanied by parents or guardians).

The duration of injection of the 2nd or 1st dose (for the 1-dose vaccine) is valid for 14 days and not more than 12 months from the time of departure. Or have a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 or equivalent documents certifying that they have recovered from the disease, issued by a competent authority in the country of treatment and recognized by Vietnam. The time from the time of discharge from the hospital to the time of departure must not exceed 6 months.

2. Having negative results for SARS-CoV-2 test by RT-PCR/RT-LAMP method within 72 hours before departure and certified by the competent authority of the country conducting the test (from time of sampling).

3. Have medical or travel insurance that covers COVID-19 treatment with a minimum liability of $50,000.

4. Join a tour package of a travel agency.

The guide also develops a specific international tourist arrival process:

1. The registration of the tour program

2. Personnel review, visa issuance;

3. Pre-flight preparation;

4. Carry out immigration procedures;

The process of participating in tourism in Vietnam (specified from the first day to the next 7 days and if tourists have a need to visit relatives at locations other than those that have been welcomed by international tourists, must have a written registration with the organizer to notify the local authorities of the destination to coordinate health monitoring and management according to regulations. or licensed charter flights).

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will be the lead agency, coordinate with localities to select international travel businesses to participate in the program and notify the list to the Immigration Department, the Ministry of Public Security. . To assume the prime responsibility for, and coordinate with localities in, organizing communication, promotion and advertising activities during the pilot phase to welcome international tourists. Support localities to select service providers and develop pilot plans to welcome international tourists.

Develop a plan to welcome guests safely

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism also asked localities such as Kien Giang, Khanh Hoa, Da Nang, Quang Nam and Quang Ninh to coordinate with the Ministry of choosing areas and service providers to welcome tourists. international travel on the basis of eligibility for separate pick-up for international tourists or may assign a separate area for international visitors, not sharing the same area with domestic guests. Publicly publish the list of travel service providers for international travel companies to choose to sign contracts to build tourism programs for sale to guests. Organize vaccination for people and workers in the tourism industry to meet epidemic prevention requirements. Issue detailed instructions to welcome international tourists locally, in which specific provisions on safety measures for disease prevention, security and safety for tourists and handling of medical emergencies arise. born…

Other localities organize vaccination for people and workers in the tourism industry to meet epidemic prevention requirements. When there is a need and ensure the conditions to welcome international tourists, it is necessary to develop a plan, propose a time and plan to welcome international tourists and send it to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism for reporting to the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister considers supplementing and expanding the list of localities to welcome guests.

For international travel businesses, they must develop a plan to welcome guests, a plan to organize a delegation to ensure safety against the epidemic and plans to deal with incidents, and commit to fully comply with regulations when participating in the program. The pilot program will be sent to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the local tourism management department to welcome tourists to aggregate and notify the relevant authorities. There are direct contracts with service providers (on the list proposed by localities), clearly delineating responsibilities for providing safe services for tourists, plans for coordination in dealing with tourists. incident management. Complying with regulations on epidemiological safety, all people directly involved in the process of welcoming and serving visitors are vaccinated with a full dose of COVID-19 vaccine and trained for workers on COVID-19 safety. …

Enterprises providing services and participating in welcoming tourists in the locality must register and commit to the local authorities on ensuring safe tourist service plans and incident handling plans. . Complying with regulations on epidemiological safety, all people directly involved in the process of welcoming and serving visitors are vaccinated with a full dose of COVID-19 vaccine and trained for workers on COVID-19 safety. , especially supporting tourists to test quickly and keep results. Businesses register location QR codes on the application or website www.qr.tokhaiyte.vn, requiring tourists entering and leaving locations to scan the QR code of tourists. Accommodation facilities arrange “Buffer” rooms to temporarily isolate cases with suspected signs of COVID-19. Arrange trained medical staff to monitor the health of tourists, guide the collection of COVID-19 test samples, synthesize results and coordinate in organizing epidemic prevention activities when necessary. Medical staff always implement the “5K message” during their work; only use protective clothing (PPE) when performing procedures for suspected COVID-19 cases…

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