Passengers have their body temperature checked at an airport in Vietnam. Photo: Vietnam News Agency. Vietnam will resume issuing e-visa for citizens from 80 countries starting from July 1, according to a government resolution.
Eligible countries are:
9. Bosnia and Herzegovina
11. Brunei Darussalam
15. China (including Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR passport holders; not apply to Chinese e-passport holders)
20. Czech Republic
42. Marshall Islands
52. New Zealand
56. Papua New Guinea
64. San Marino
68. Solomon Islands
69. South Korea
73. The United States of America (U.S.)
74. Timor Leste
75. United Arab Emirates (UAE)
76. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (U.K.)
80. Western Samoa
Eight international airports which allow foreigners to enter/exit Vietnam using e-visa are: Hanoi’s Noi Bai Airport, Hai Phong's Cat Bi Airport, Da Nang Airport, Thua Thien-Hue Province’s Phu Bai Airport, Khanh Hoa Province’s Cam Ranh Airport, HCMC’s Tan Son Nhat Airport, Can Tho Airport and Kien Giang Province’s Phu Quoc Airport.
Foreigners will also be allowed to enter the country via 29 land and sea border gates with e-visas.
The 16 land border gates include Tay Trang in Dien Bien Province, Mong Cai in Quang Ninh Province, Huu Nghi in Lang Son Province, Lao Cai in the namesake province, Na Meo in Thanh Hoa Province, Nam Can in Nghe An Province, Cau Treo in Ha Tinh Province, Cha Lo in Quang Binh Province, La Lay and Lao Bao in Quang Tri Province, Bo Y in Kon Tum Province, Moc Bai and Xa Mat in Tay Ninh Province, Tinh Bien and Song Tien in An Giang Province, and Ha Tien in Kien Giang Province.
The 13 ports of entry by sea are Hon Gai and Cam Pha in Quang Ninh Province, Hai Phong in the eponymous city, Nghi Son in Thanh Hoa Province, Vung Ang in Ha Tinh Province, Chan May in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Da Nang in the namesake city, Nha Trang in Khanh Hoa Province, Quy Nhon in Binh Dinh Province, Dung Quat in Quang Ngai Province, Vung Tau in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, Ho Chi Minh City in the namesake city, and Duong Dong in Kien Giang Province.
A foreigner undergoes immigration procedures at Hanoi's Noi Bai International Airport in March 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Ba Do.
The new government resolution was issued on Monday as the amended Law on Immigration will take effect July 1.
This is an initial step showing Vietnam is planning to open up again, said Nguyen Duc Chi, a tourism expert, adding that for the policy to fully manifest, there has to be resumption of flight routes as well, apart from other things.
"Who the e-visa would be issued to - diplomats, investors or tourists, would have to be reaffirmed," he said.
Certain cases, including people with diplomatic or official passports, or those coming in for special economic projects, are allowed to enter. All entrants are quarantined for 14 days upon arrival and tested for the novel coronavirus.
Reference: Viet Tuan, Nguyen Nam. (May 27, 2020). Vietnam to resume e-visa issuance in July. Retrieved from
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