Vietnam removes restrictions, restores entry and exit policies as before the pandemic
Update: Mar 16, 2022
(TITC) - On 15th March 2022, the Vietnam Government Office issued Document No. 1606/VPCP-QHQT to the ministries, ministerial-level agencies, Governmental agencies, People’s Committees of provinces and municipalities on the restoration of Vietnam’s immigration policy.

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Accordingly, considering the report of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the resumption of Vietnam’s visa policy in conditions of safe adaption to the COVID-19 pandemic and the report of the Ministry of Public Security on the proposal to remove restrictions on immigration policies, Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh instructed as follows:

Agree that from 15th March 2022, restoring the measures and immigration procedures for foreigners and Vietnamese residing overseas as before the application of restrictive measures to prevent and control the COVID-19 pandemic on the basis of compliance of Law of Entry, Exit, Transit and Residence of foreigners in Vietnam and guiding documents.

The Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and relevant ministries and agencies urgently implement Resolution No. 32/NQ-CP dated 15th March, 2022 of the Government on the exemption of definite-term visas for citizens of the following 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.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is assigned to take responsibility for and coordinate with relevant ministries and agencies in formulating immigration policies with partners in the framework of bilateral and multilateral relations; continue negotiations with other countries on the recognition of each other's vaccine passports, creating favourable conditions for Vietnamese citizens to go abroad; promulgating guidelines for the application of foreigners’ vaccine passports in Vietnam; notify relevant countries/territories about the change in Vietnam's immigration policy.

The Ministry of Health shall provide guidance on medical conditions for entrants entering the country in accordance with the new situation.

The Ministry of Public Security strengthens the residence management for foreigners entering according to regulations and in line with the pandemic prevention and control measures.

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