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Entry into Viet Nam suspended, restricted

2021.06.29

NOTICE ABOUT “AUTOMATIC STAY EXTENSION”

1. Foreigners who entered Vietnam on visa waivers, e-visas or tourist visas from March 1st, 2020 are entitled to automatic stay extension until June 30th, 2021 and can depart from Vietnam without having to apply for stay extension. For those who entered Vietnam before March 1st, 2020, the same automatic stay extension until June 30th, 2021 can be considered, subject to provision of proof that the person was stranded in Vietnam 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 Vietnam.

(Sourse: Vietnam Immigration News)


Announcement related to new coronavirus in Vietnam (mandatory app like a medical filing)

【main point】
● According to the Vietnam Ministry of Health portal site, on May 29, the Ministry of Health Notification Circular 2666 / QĐ-BYT issued "Guidance on medical declaration for prevention of COVID-19 infection and how to use the close contact detection app". It is obligatory to use the application such as medical filing in Vietnam in specific cases. Details in [text] below)
● Please be careful if you are going to a place where many people gather in Vietnam.
【Text】
According to the Vietnam Ministry of Health portal site, when going to places such as business shops, workplaces, entertainment ... where many people gather (see "3." for details), we request that you use the app as follows.

1. Using the app.
(1) Those who have a smartphone install the medical filing application and file a medical filing. QR code will be issued after filing. Making a medical declaration using the QR code printed or stored on your smartphone. If you go to a place where you need a medical record, show the QR code to file a medical report.
For public places and places where many people gather, install and turn on close contacts detection app (Bluezone).

(2) Persons in medical isolation and those are subjected to a medical observation after the isolation.
Installation of a medical declaration application (VHD) and close contacts detection application (Bluezone).

2. App type
(1) VHD(Viet Nam Health Declaration)and tokhaiyte.vn
- VHD and tokhaiyte.vn
Mandatory medical filings and voluntary medical filings (domestic residents), quarantined persons reporting their daily health status (obligatory), recording those entering and exiting public places.
- Tokhaiyte.vn
Create a QR code to present to quarantine stations, institutions, workplaces, industrial parks, apartments, schools, etc.

(2) Bluezone app
- Record close contact between smartphones that already have Bluezone installed.
- Disseminate voluntary medical declarations (domestic residents), records of people entering and exiting public places, and related news.

(3) NCOVI
- Voluntary medical declarations (domestic residents), daily health reports (voluntary), records of people entering and exiting public places.

3. Definition of location
(1) Business stores, workplaces, entertainment, workplaces, industrial parks, factories, companies, production management facilities, restaurants, bars, clubs, karaoke, massage, beauty salons, gyms, conferences, meetings, seminars, training (according to the regulations of the owner of organization or convocation authority.)
(2) Places where many people gather: hospitals, medical facilities, apartments, schools, stations, bus terminals and their homes, public transportation, department stores, supermarkets, wholesale markets, markets, essentials stores, funerals, weddings, tourist destinations, travel destinations, leisure facilities, temples, etc.

(Quote source)
https://ncov.moh.gov.vn/web/guest/-/6847426-4165


The Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam announced the temporary suspension of passenger entry at two international airports: Tan Son Nhat and Noi Bai.

 
* Vietnam Civil Aviation Administration (Ministry of Transport) announced that it will stop receiving international arrivals at Noi Bai Airport (Hanoi City) and Tan Son Nhat Airport (Ho Chi Minh City) as part of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on 31st.
* For Japanese people, please take measures to prevent infection and continue to pay attention to the information released by the Vietnamese government and the government in your area.

 【Text】
On the 31st, the General Authority of Civil Aviation of Vietnam (Ministry of Transport) issued a notification "stop receiving international arrivals at Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat International Airport" (No. 2276 / CHK-VTHK), and will take the following new measures.

- stop receiving international arrivals at Noi Bai ( Hanoi City) from 00:00 on June 1, 2021 to June 7 (Vietnam time)
- It also decided to extend the suspension of international flights at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in southern Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City, which was announced on May 27, by 10 days to June 14.

 (Contact information)
Consulate-General of Japan in Ho Chi Minh Phone: + 84-28-3933-3510


Announcement related to new coronavirus in Vietnam (Immigration suspend at Tan Son Nhat International Airport)
 
* On the 27th, the Vietnam Airlines Bureau has suspended international arriving flights entering Tan Son Nhat International Airport from May 27 to June 4, as a preventive measure against the spread of COVID-19 infection to each airline and South office.
* For Japanese people, please take measures to prevent infection and continue to pay attention to the information released by the Vietnamese government and the government in your area.

Vietnam Airlines notified each airline and South office on the 27th, "Immigration suspend at Tan Son Nhat International Airport"
The outline of (No.2241 / CHK-VTHK) is as follows.

- Suspending passenger entry at Tan Son Nhat International Airport
- Applicable period From May 27, 2021 to June 4, 2021 (Vietnam time)
- Applicable to all passengers

Vietnam Airlines will notify each agency to implement the above.


Entry into Viet Nam suspended, restricted

Amid complicated developments of the pandemic in the world, Vietnam has decided to temporarily suspend and restrict the entry of foreigners and overseas Vietnamese in order to focus on implementing pandemic prevention and control measures in the country, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said.

Hang made the statement at a regular press conference of the Foreign Ministry held virtually on May 13, in response to questions about whether Vietnam intends to change its entry policy in the time ahead.

She noted that earlier Vietnam had also suspended entry of foreigners and only allowed entry of investors, technical experts, highly-skilled workers and business managers on the condition of meeting quarantine and medical requirements.

She affirmed that the Vietnamese Embassy in India is continuing to work with relevant agencies and doctors in Viet Nam to maintain contact with the citizens and is ready to help them when necessary.

Source: VNA

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