In accordance with directions stated by Permanent Prime Minister Phạm Bình Minh in the Government Office’s Document no. 450/VPCP-QHQT dated January, 18th, 2022, the Immigration Department hereby announces new policies to ease entry procedures for foreigners, overseas Vietnamese and their family members as follows:
- Foreigners and overseas Vietnamese, who hold valid permanent or temporary residence cards, visas and visa exemption certificates, can enter Vietnam in accordance with the Law on foreigners’ entry into, exit from, transit through and residence in Vietnam without having to obtain prior approval from relevant Ministries, sectors, and local authorities or undergoing pre-clearance procedures at the Immigration Department.
- Foreigners who wish to enter Vietnam for market research, business, investment, work, conferences, study, family visits but do not have one of the above-mentioned documents must obtain approval from the provincial People’s Committees or Ministries, sectors, and central authorities before undergoing sponsoring, inviting procedures for visas at the Immigration Department.
- All entrants must adhere to applicable Covid-19 prevention regulations by the Ministry of Health.
- Those wishing to enter Vietnam for tourism purposes can do so by joining tour groups under the Ministry of Culture, Sports, Tourism’s pilot inbound tourism program./.
From VIETNAM IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT