Vietnam Entry Policy for International Tourists valid from Mar 16, 2022
1. Requirements on epidemic prevention and control for people on entry:
- Regarding testing, people entering by air: must have negative test results for SARS-CoV-2 (except for children under 2 years old) before leaving the country within 72 hours if using RT method -PCR/RT-LAMP or within 24 hours if the rapid antigen test method for SARS-CoV-2 virus is used and certified by the competent authority of the country performing the test.
- For people entering by other routes (road, waterway, railway) must have the same test as required at the point above. In case there is no negative test result for SARS-CoV-2 as specified at point a) above, a SARS-CoV-2 test must be performed within the first 24 hours (by RT-PCR/RT method). -LAMP or rapid antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 virus) since entry. If the test results are negative, they are allowed to leave the accommodation and take measures to prevent and control the epidemic as prescribed. If the test result is positive, it must be reported immediately to the local health authority for instructions on timely handling.
- Children under 2 years old who are not required to be tested for SARS-CoV-2, have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 or have never been infected with SARS-CoV-2 are allowed to enter and participate in activities outside the accommodation with their parents.
2. For the medical declaration and medical quarantine at the border gate:
- People on entry must make a medical declaration before entering and use the medical declaration application (PC-COVID) during their stay in Vietnam according to regulations.
- At the border gate if you have symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection (fever; cough; sore throat; runny nose, stuffy nose; body aches, fatigue, chills; decrease or loss of taste; decrease or loss of sense of smell; pain); , headache; diarrhea; difficulty breathing; respiratory infection…) should immediately notify the health agency at the border gate to take medical measures as prescribed.
- Monitor health and apply preventive measures against COVID-19:
- Within 10 days from the date of entry: self-monitor, if there are symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection (fever; cough; sore throat; runny nose, stuffy nose; body aches, fatigue, chills; decreased or lost taste; decreased or lost sense of smell; pain, headache; diarrhea; difficulty breathing; respiratory inflammation…) must immediately notify the nearest medical authority for instructions. , timely management; take preventive measures: regularly wear a mask, disinfect hands with an antiseptic solution.
For those who have not tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 before leaving the country: during the process of moving from the entry border to the place of residence, do not stop and park along the way; Avoid close contact with people around.
Cambodia Entry Policy for International Tourists valid from Mar 17, 2022
Cambodia government has made the following decisions valid from 17 Mar 2022:
- All travelers, who are coming to Cambodia are not required to provide a PCR Test result within 72 hours of their arrival.
- No longer required to do Antigen Rapid Test upon arrival.
- Visa on arrival once again available for all international travelers, including by air, sea and land.
Despite the change of requirements as stated in point 1 and 2 above, the Ministry of Health encourages all passengers to do self-test. In addition, all passengers must present a Covid-19 vaccination certificate upon arrival in Cambodia.
Passengers who have not been vaccinated with Covid-19 will need to do 14 days quarantine.
Vietnam Entry Policy for International Tourists valid from May 15, 2022
In light of the recent COVID-19 outbreak, Vietnam has imposed several travel restrictions on those entering the country. As of May 15, 2022, Vietnam had confirmed 10,695,036 cases of COVID-19 with 43,065 deaths, though 9,349,592 of the patients, had recovered.
Those planning to travel to Vietnam should be aware of the latest restrictions currently in place:
- Vietnam dropped COVID-19 testing requirements for all international arrivals from May 15 as per Official Dispatch No. 416/CD-TTg after a significant decrease in the number of cases.
- Vietnam suspended the medical declaration requirement for all international arrivals from April 27 as COVID-19 cases dropped nationwide. Medical declarations for domestic travel have also been suspended.
- Tourists entering Vietnam should also have medical or travel insurance that covers COVID-19 treatment with a minimum liability of US$10,000.
- The e-visa government website link is now open for visa submissions.
- Vietnam’s government on March 15 agreed to resume its visa exemption policy for 13 countries for up to 15 days regardless of the purpose of entry. This applies to citizens of Belarus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, and the UK. The visa exemption policy had been in place prior to the pandemic. Further details on entry procedures are awaited from the government.