The Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been working with domestic ministries, agencies and foreign partners to facilitate travel of Vietnamese and foreign citizens, said Spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang.
Vietnam is Cambodia's huge and promising tourism market, with the highest percentage of foreign arrivals in the country, Under-Secretary of State at the Cambodian Ministry of Tourism Thok Sokkhom has said.
Mr. Nguyen Ba Hung, Deputy Director of the Health Data Center, Information Technology Department under the Ministry of Health, on May 26, said that, so far, more than 25 million people across the country had had vaccine passports. However, through actual inspection in some localities, after more than a month, the cleaning of vaccination data and verification of the vaccine passport are implemented slowly, not ensuring the progress.
Vietnam has reached mutual recognition for Covid-19 vaccination certificates, called “vaccine passports”, with 20 countries so far, said Deputy Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Doan Khac Viet.
The Information Technology Department under the Ministry of Health yesterday said that up to now, more than 10 million people across the country have had their e-vaccine passports confirmed, an increase of about 4 million people compared to last week's statistics.
The Ministry of Health has just announced issues related to electronic vaccine passports that people are interested in knowing about it. Currently, more than 3.5 million Vietnamese people have vaccine passports nationwide.
All relevant organizations and individuals must not cause difficulties to people in the issuance of vaccination certificates and the verification of vaccine passports. If negative acts occur, they must take full responsibility before the law.
Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long asked local administrations to complete the verification of the population data, identification, and electronic authentication for national digital transformation before June 1.
Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and his Italian counterpart Mario Draghi expressed their delight at the recent strides in the strategic partnership between the two countries during their phone talks on April 20.
The Ministry of Health will issue vaccine passports to people from April 15; therefore, immunization facilities across the country have prepared to digitally update the certificate of Covid-19 vaccination from April 8.
The Ministry of Health yesterday announced that more than 1,000 people were granted electronic vaccine passports for business trips or tourism after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine at Bach Mai Hospital.
According to the Ministry of Health (MoH), the vaccine passport of Vietnam has been mutually recognized with 17 countries, and the MoH has also issued the forms and procedures of granting vaccine passports.
The Ministry of Health has issued the form and procedures for the issuance of Vietnam’s official Covid-19 'vaccine passports’ as well as coordinated with the Ministry of Information and Communications and related agencies to launch of digital vaccine passport, facilitating those who travel to foreign countries for work, study and business.
Under the pilot period of welcoming international tourists who hold vaccine passports from November 2021 to March 14, 2022, the coastal province and city of Khanh Hoa and Phu Quoc (Kien Giang Province) received numerous travelers from Russia, the Republic of Korea, Japan and Malaysia, notably Khanh Hoa Province recorded over 10,000 arrivals.