31st Sea Games - Vietnam 2021 Covid-19 Pandemic
Home / News / Viet Nam
Vietnam to double-check entry of foreigners
Minh Vu 16:54, 2021/05/12
Vietnam has closed its border since March 2020 to visitors, except for five groups of foreigners.

Vietnam will recheck the visa granting process for foreigners as Covid-19 is continuing to spread across the country that was partly caused by loose quarantine of foreign experts.

 Vietnam opens doors to foreign experts for its economic recovery plans. Photo: Vietnam Airlines 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will assume responsibility for the issue and report to the prime minister, the Government’s Office said in a document released on May 11.

Four other ministries will join the review including ministries of Health, National Defence, Public Security, and Transport.

The request was made following the widespread transmission of Covid-19 after the disease resurgence in Vietnam on April 29 in part due to the infection from a Chinese expert who violated regulations on self-quarantine.

After 12 days of the virus resurgence, Vietnam recorded nearly 600 cases spanning 26 cities and provinces, mostly in the north and surrounding areas of Hanoi.

Since Vietnam has suspended the entry of all foreigners on March 22, 2020, five groups of foreigners are allowed to enter the country, including diplomats, officials, foreign investors, experts, and skilled workers.

They come to Vietnam with special entry permits granted by Vietnamese authorities after meeting requirements by representatives of the aforementioned five ministries.

All travelers, excepting for those on short business trips, will be subject to quarantine at a centralized government facility, corporate headquarters, factory, or a designated hotel.

They are quarantined upon the arrival.

Allowing the entry of those groups of foreigners is part of Vietnam’s efforts to pursue the twin goals of both containing the virus and developing economy.

TAG: double-check recheck review foreigner foreign expert Vietnam Covid-19
Other news
14:41, 2023/41/06
ASEAN Tourism Awards 2023 honor 14 businesses of Vietnam
Vietnam's tourism suppliers have won top awards in the categories of unique homestay, community tourism associated with local economic development, qualified public toilets, and best ASEAN spa services.
11:39, 2023/39/06
Thailand, Vietnam urged to be more proactive in face of new int’l challenges
The cooperation in international issues has made the two countries leading trade partners in ASEAN and those sharing common goals in the Greater Mekong Subregion.
15:52, 2023/52/02
Vietnam publishes book on Communist Party chief’s anti-corruption
The book shows the Party Chief’s comprehensive direction in graft fight based on practice and foresight of issues of the Party building, anti-corruption, and the country’s development.
15:58, 2023/58/31
Vietnam, Russia mark 73rd anniversary of diplomatic relations
Although the world political and economic situation has been in turmoil, bilateral cooperation in key areas has continued to strengthen.