1. Foreigners who entered
Viet Nam on visa waivers, e-visas or tourist visas from March 1, 2020 are
entitled to automatic stay extension until December 31, 2021 and can depart
from Viet Nam without having to apply for stay extension.
For those who entered
Viet Nam before March 1, 2020, the same automatic stay extension until December
31, 2021 can be considered, subject to provision of proof that the person was
stranded in Viet Nam due to COVID-19, accompanied by a Diplomatic Note (with
Vietnamese translation) from relevant diplomatic missions, or a written
document from relevant Vietnamese authorities confirming that the person was
required to undergo mandatory quarantine or treatment for Covid-19, or advice
of other force majeure. The person is required to present the Diplomatic Note
or written document on departure from Vietnam.
2. During “automatic stay
extension” period, foreigners are required to complete temporary residence and
health status declaration.
3. Foreigners who are not
subject to Paragraph 1 or violate Vietnamese laws will be treated according to
applicable laws of Viet Nam./.