Vietnam to resume E-visa issuance in July 2020
Vietnam will resume issuing e-visa for citizens from 80 countries starting July 1, according to a government resolution.
The 80 countries include Austria, Poland, Belgium, Portugal, the UAE, Germany, India, South Korea, the U.S., Italy, Finland, France, China, Brazil, Canada, Russia, the UK, Japan, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Norway, and more. A full list is available here.
Eight international airports which allow foreigners to enter/exit Vietnam using e-visa are: Hanoi’s Noi Bai Airport, Hai Phong’s Cat Bi Airport, Da Nang Airport, Thua Thien-Hue Province’s Phu Bai Airport, Khanh Hoa Province’s Cam Ranh Airport, Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat Airport, Can Tho Airport and Kien Giang Province’s Phu Quoc Airport.
Foreigners will also be allowed to enter the country via 29 land and sea border gates with E-visas.
This is an initial step showing Vietnam is planning to open up again. For the policy to fully manifest, Vietnam would have to resume flight routes as well, apart from other things and reaffirm whom the E-visa would be issued to – diplomats, investors or tourists? Those information will be updated soon.
Vietnam has suspended visa issuance to all foreigners starting March 18 and banned all foreign nationals from entering the country starting March 22 as it acted to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.
Certain cases, including people with diplomatic or official passports, or those coming in for special economic projects, are allowed to enter. All entrants are quarantined for 14 days upon arrival and tested for the novel coronavirus.
Source: VNexpress news