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New regulations issued for international tourists to Vietnam

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has issued new guidelines on destinations, flights and insurance requirements for international travelers to Vietnam from now until March 15.

Foreigners and overseas Vietnamese citizens can now fly to Vietnam on regular international commercial flights, instead of chartered flights, according to the new guidance.

Also, three days after taking a tour, tourists, including foreigners and overseas Vietnamese, are allowed to visit other tourist sites in Quang Ninh, Danang, Quang Nam, Khanh Hoa, Phu Quoc, Binh Dinh and HCMC, if they test negative for Covid. If they desire to visit their relatives in other localities, they need to register with tour operators in advance.

In addition, international tourists are required to have a minimum of $20,000 Covid-19 travel insurance coverage, instead of the previous US$50,000, and buy all-inclusive tours from local travel companies, the local media reported.

Apart from these new regulations, tourists must meet the following conditions to enter the country: proof of full vaccination or proof of recovery from Covid and a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours before departure for Vietnam.

Vietnam will fully reopen the tourism sector and remove travel restrictions beginning March 15. By then, tourists will no longer need to register tours, but still have to show proof of full vaccination or proof of recovery from Covid, and a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours before departure.

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