STARTING Sunday (5/15), travelers are allowed to enter Vietnam without any conditions, such as the pre-pandemic period. This is in line with the policy of revoking the COVID-19 test requirements to the country since last Friday (5/13).
“This measure was taken because the number of infections and deaths from COVID-19 has decreased significantly since May 15, while the vaccination rate is high,” as quoted from Vietnam Tourism’s official website, Monday (5/16).
No PCR or Antigen test required
That way, starting from May 15, every visitor entering Vietnam is no longer required to carry out a PCR test or an antigen test before arrival.
Travelers now only need to obtain an e-Visa prior to arrival, unless holding a passport from a visa-free eligible country.
However, the Vietnamese government still asks the Ministry of Health to closely monitor the pandemic situation, and issue guidelines for appropriate prevention and control measures.
Some time ago, this country still imposed a number of entry requirements for foreign tourists, including a COVID-19 RT-PCR or RT-LAMP test no later than three days (72 hours) before departure, or an antigen test no later than one day (24 hours) before departure.
Even so, the Vietnamese government has not released any information regarding the insurance requirements that cover the cost of COVID-19 treatment for foreign tourists. However, as a precaution, tourists are advised to take care of it before departure. [source/photo special]