Implementing Resolution No. 32/NQ-CP dated on 15th March 2022 on visa exemption for citizens of 13 countries (Federal Republic of Germany, French Republic, Republic of Italy, Kingdom of Spain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Russian Federation, Japan, Republic of Korea, Kingdom of Denmark, Kingdom of Sweden, Kingdom of Norway, Republic of Finland and Republic of Belarus) with a maximum length of stay to 15 days.
a) Have a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result using RT-PCR/RT-LAMP method within 72 hours before entry into Vietnam or have a negative rapid test result within 24 hours before departure certified by the competent authority of the country where the test is performed.
b) For international visitors entering via land, rail, and sea border gates, undergo a test for SARS-CoV-2 at the border before entry in case of no proof of negative test result.
c) Children under 2 years old are not required a test for SARS-CoV-2.
d) Have medical or travel insurance that covers COVID-19 treatment with a minimum liability of USD10,000.
e) Complete a health declaration before entry.
f) Install and use the PC-COVID application.
g) Self-monitor health for 10 days after entry.
h) Notify health authority if having signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
i) Ensure conditions on exit and entry according to Vietnam's immigration laws and other relevant regulations when traveling in Vietnam.
Upon arrival, you must present:
1. Negative Covid-19 test result per passenger:
Travelers entering via air: Present a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result (except children under 2 years old) using RT-PCR/RT-LAMP method within 72 hours before entry into Vietnam. Or have a negative rapid test result within 24 hours before departure, certified by the competent authority of the country where the test is performed.
Travelers entering via land, rail and sea routes: Present negative test result as mentioned in section above. In case not presenting proof of a negative test result for SARS-CoV-2 as specified above, entrants are required to undergo a SARS-CoV-2 test at the border gate before entry (using RT-PCR/RT-LAMP method or rapid antigen test for SARS-CoV-2). Upon receiving a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result, they are allowed to enter and join tour activities. If the RT - PCR test result returns positive, they must follow strictly the regulations of the health authority.
Children under 2 years old are not required to be tested for SARS-CoV-2. Having not been vaccinated against COVID-19 or having never been infected with SARS-CoV-2 before, they are allowed to enter and to join outdoor activities with their parents and relatives.
2. Proof of valid medical/travel insurance covering Covid-19 treatment. Minimum cover USD10,000 (Link to info).
3. Downloaded PC-Covid mobile app (Apple/Google Play) which must be presented to enter all VN establishments.
Visitors from the following countries may enter visa free, and stay for the indicated number of days.
Brunei, Myanmar - 14 days
Japan, South Korea (ROK) - 15 days
The Philippines - 21 days
Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand - 30 days.
Belarus, Denmark, Italy, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, The United Kingdom - 15 days.
To stay beyond this number of days, you may apply for a visa extension upon your arrival in Vietnam.
Simply apply online for your tourist E-visa, valid for 30 days. E-visa fee is USD 25, processing time is 3 working days. You will receive your code by email to print your visa.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19, or are concerned that you may have been exposed, call Vietnam’s health hotline 1900 3228 immediately.
Vietnam has appointed 323 authorized testing facilities to carry out testing and diagnosis of COVID-19. See the full list.
Step 1: Prepare the required materials:
- One 4x6 passport photo in .jpg format with a white background, without glasses.
- One photo in .jpg format of your passport data page.
- Passport valid for at least six months.
- Your temporary address in Vietnam and points of entry and exit.
- Debit or credit card for payment
Step 2: Click this link or access www.immigration.gov.vn and go to 'E-visa Issuance' then click on the link for 'Outside Vietnam foreigners'.
Step 3: Upload your .jpg images (passport data page and passport photo) and fill out the required fields on the form completely. Submit your form.
Step 4: Pay the e-Visa fee of 25 USD. Copy down the document code provided.
Step 5: Within three working days you should receive news of your e-Visa application via email. If not, you can also run a search for your e-Visa at this link.
Step 6: Use your document code to locate your e-Visa online. Download and print the e-Visa in two copies for extra safety.
TIP: Travellers with an e-Visa can go directly to immigration counters at their point of entry and do not need to queue at Visa on Arrival counters.
Purchase medical/travel insurance that covers COVID-19 treatment with a minimum of $10,000 cover. This typically costs about USD 40.
Health Declaration & required health apps
You can complete the government-required Health Declaration form before coming to the airport. Follow the instructions at http://tokhaiyte.vn or via the Vietnam Health Declaration App (available on App Store and Google Play).
During your stay in Vietnam, you will be required to download and use two applications: PC-COVID (from Apple Store or Android Market) and IGOVN(an App by the Ministry of Public Security). All Vietnamese are required to use these apps as well.
Domestic travel: Travelers are required to:
1. During 10 days from the date of entry, tourists are requested to continue to self-monitor health. If having signs and symptoms of SARS-COV-2, must immediately notify the nearest medical facility.
2. Comply with the Ministry of Health’s 5K message: khau trang (face masks), khu khuan (disinfection), khoang cach (distancing), khong tu tap (no gatherings), and khai bao y te (health declarations).
3. Currently, domestic flights restrictions have been reduced until the new update. However, please notice that all requirements might have resulted in changes requirements of the different destinations.
International travel: These follow the guidelines and procedures published by the country you are returning to.
Visitors in Vietnam are encouraged to take sensible precautions against COVID-19 during their trips.
The World Health Organization outlines these basic practices to keep yourself and your loved ones safe:
1. Avoid traveling if you have a fever and cough. If you have fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, alert health care services and share with them your recent travel history.
2. Maintain social distancing. Stay a meter or more away from others, especially those who are sneezing or coughing, or have fever.
3. Wash your hands regularly with soap and running water. You can also use an alcohol-based hand-sanitizer to spray your hands as often as you like.
4. Cover your mouth and nose with tissue when you cough or sneeze. Dispose of dirty tissues immediately and wash your hands after coughing or sneezing.
5. Avoid contact with live animals. Wash your hands with soap and water if you touch live animals or animal products in markets.
6. Eat only well-cooked food. Make sure your meals especially animal proteins and dairy products are thoroughly cooked and prepared in a sanitary environment.
7. Discard single-use masks. If you choose to wear a single-use mask, ensure it covers your nose and mouth, avoid touching the mask, and wash your hands after removing it.
The information above is compiled by Viet Nam National Tourism Administration. Guidelines may change at any time based on conditions, as determined by the Vietnam government.