Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnamese government has agreed to restore
pre-pandemic entry and exit procedures for foreigners and Vietnamese living abroad from March 15.
In an opinion, the Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh said procedures would resume to the level before the introduction of COVID-19 restrictions in early 2020, based on the Vietnam Entry, Exit, Transit and Residence Law.
The Deputy Prime Minister also requested the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other related agencies to implement Government Resolution No. 32/NQ-CP (issued earlier in the day) on visa exemption for citizens of 13 countries, namely Germany, France, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Denmark, Russia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Norway, Finland, Belarus and Sweden.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has primary responsibility and coordination with ministries and agencies in formulating immigration policies with partners in bilateral and multilateral relations.
It will also continue to negotiate with other countries on the recognition of
COVID-19[female[feminine vaccination passports, facilitating the travel of Vietnamese citizens abroad; promote guidelines for the application of vaccination passports by foreigners in Vietnam; and inform relevant countries/territories of the change in Vietnam’s immigration policy.
The Ministry of Health will provide advice on the medical conditions of people entering the country in accordance with the new situation.
The Ministry of Public Security will strengthen residence management for foreigners entering in accordance with regulations and pandemic prevention and control measures.
It is expected that further details on the resumption of procedures will be available soon, as today marks the date Vietnam fully reopens international tourism./.