Spokesperson for the Ministry of International Affairs Lê Thị Thu Hằng. — VNA/VNS Picture
HÀ NỘI —14 nations and territories have thus far recognised Việt Nam’s COVID-19 vaccine certificates, whereas Việt Nam has recognised these of 79 nations and territories.
Addressing reporters’ questions on the updates of bilateral recognition of vaccine passports, ministry spokesperson Lê Thị Thu Hằng yesterday mentioned that as of February 16, Japan, america, the UK, Australia, Belarus, India, Cambodia, the Philippines, Palestine, Maldives, New Zealand, Egypt, Turkey and Sri Lanka have recognised Việt Nam’s vaccines passes.
Numerous different companions are actively paying attention to the Vietnamese aspect’s proposal and having additional discussions on some technical points and can quickly present their confirmations, Hằng famous.
The Ministry of International Affairs, together with Vietnamese missions abroad, are stepping up efforts to advertise the official recognition of Việt Nam’s vaccine passports to facilitate the journey of individuals, she added.
Then again, Việt Nam has formally recognised the vaccine certificates of 79 nations and territories which were made recognized to the Ministry of International Affairs of Việt Nam by the overseas ministries of the respective nations, or their consultant missions in Việt Nam.
Requested about new vacationer visa insurance policies when Việt Nam absolutely resumes worldwide tourism actions from March 15, 2022, Hằng mentioned that earlier this week, the Vietnamese Authorities has requested the Ministry of Tradition, Sport and Tourism to quickly finalise the rules for welcoming overseas guests and supply full options for reopening tourism.
The tourism ministry can be instructed to work with the Ministry of International Affairs and Ministry of Well being and others to make a immediate report back to the Authorities as regards to visa insurance policies relevant for worldwide vacationers coming into Việt Nam.
In essence, the procedures and individuals eligible for visas could be consistent with present rules supplied by the 2014 Regulation on Entry and Exit, Transit, and Residence of Foreigners in Việt Nam (amended in 2019), she mentioned.
“For our half, beneath the directions from the Authorities, the Ministry of International Affairs will coordinate with the Ministry of Tradition, Sports activities, and Tourism, to offer full measures for reopening of tourism and absolutely develop insurance policies for granting of visas to overseas guests,” Hằng added.
Presently, these allowed to enter Việt Nam embrace foreigners and abroad Vietnamese together with their households who bear legitimate journey paperwork, reminiscent of short-term residence playing cards (TRCs), visas and visa exemption paperwork, Hằng mentioned.
Foreigners wishing to enter Việt Nam for tourism, for now, will proceed to observe the pilot vaccine passport programme for overseas nationals carried out by the Ministry of Tradition, Sports activities, and Tourism.
Additionally, in accordance with the rules from the Ministry of Well being, these coming into Việt Nam would wish to submit damaging COVID-19 assessments (except for kids beneath two years previous), and medical declarations previous to entry.
Absolutely vaccinated entrants, or these with current COVID-19 restoration (legitimate inside six months to the date of entry), will solely must quarantine for 3 days at their locations of residence, properties, inns, visitor homes, places of work, dormitories, and many others.
For others, the medical quarantine interval could be seven days. — VNS