Ministry launches temporary guidance on receiving international arrivals

Deputy Minister of Culture, Sport and Tourism Doan Van Viet on November 5 signed a decision No. 4122/HD-BVHTTDL on temporary guidance for receiving international visitors to Vietnam.
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The guidance specifically emphasized that foreign tourist will not be allowed to leave the group during the trip and take a journey of at least 7 days.

International tourists are foreigners and Vietnamese people who are living at broad come from Vietnams’ main and potential tourism markets, and meet requirements for health, the entry and exit.

They must have certificate of vaccination that does not apply to children under 12 years old accompanied by a parent or guardian, certificate of recovery from Covid-19 or equivalent documents granted by an authorized medical facility in their departure country and approved by Vietnamese government, and travel insurance with a minimum of US$50,000.

The tour with maximum stay of 90 days has been allowed to be carried out in localities approved by the Government.

After completing a tour package for seven days, visitors who want to extend their stay have to register with travel agents who help them complete necessary requirements for health, testing and quarantine.

Visitors will be allowed to take part in tourism activities as scheduled before the departure from the first to the seventh day. Then they must get RT-PCR test for Covid-19 to visit other destinations where have been given permission to welcome international travelers.

Visitors can return to their homeland on commercial and charter flights and must comply with prevention and control measures of pandemic issued by the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism, and local authorities of destinations.

Khanh Hoa about to receive international visitors

The Central coastal province of Khanh Hoa will use 12 resorts in the Northern Cam Ranh Peninsula Tourist Area for the implementation of the pilot plan on receiving international visitors, said Director of the provincial Department of Tourism Nguyen Thi Le Thanh.

At first, the province will welcome tourists coming from countries that have succeeded in controlling the Covid-19 outbreak and then may expand the experimental program to other leisure areas on the islands in Nha Trang City, such as Vinpearl on Hon Tre (Tre island), Merpele on Hon Tam (Tam island) to recover the province’s tourism industry step by step, she added.

According to Director of Nhat Minh Tourist Joint Stock Company Le Van Nghia, the company has proposed the provincial People’s Committee and the Department of Tourism to support the business in the organizing of a package tour bringing foreign tourists from Incheon Airport in South Korea and Narita Airport in Japan to Cam Ranh Airport in Khanh Hoa on November 11.

Nhat Minh Company expects to exploit the tourism markets of Japan, South Korea and Taiwan (China) with three, two flights and one trip per week respectively, and cooperate with a resort in Bai Dai Beach in Cam Ranh to receive visitors.

Most of travelers having vaccine passports can take part in 7-14 day tours. They only stay in resort and do not join sightseeing trips around the city to ensure safety, the travel company's director said.

An owner of an accommodation unit in Khanh Hoa said that the resort is ready to welcome back tourists and prioritizes for visitors coming from countries that have completed vaccine coverage and put the pandemic under control.