Vietnam Reopen For Travel | Things Need To Know Before Visit 2022

Vietnamese Government decides to reopen international tourists from March 15th, 2022. Before that, Vietnam has to resume international flights on February 15th and promote tourism in 2022.
Starting from November 2021, Vietnam has welcomed 9000 international visitors following the "Vaccine passport" programmer and the scheme is witnessing favorable signs.

So what exactly are the required documents for tourists visiting Vietnam after Covid? Join Go Viet Trip to discover the answer below.

1. Covid-19 In Vietnam Situation 2022

Take a look at the pandemic situation in Vietnam at the beginning of 2022.

1.1. General Situation

As of March 18, Vietnam has injected more than 200 million doses of covid vaccine for local people, most of the people aged 18 and over have had enough doses. Vietnam is in the top 10 countries with the highest vaccine coverage rate globally.
The rate of people pass away from the covid epidemic is very low. Daily life has a comeback in Vietnam.

1.2. Tourism Situation

As of March 15th, most tourist attractions have reopened, on March 17th, the first international flight from Singapore to Da Nang brought more than 100 tourists from 20 countries to Vietnam.

Regarding for international flights, Vietnam has approved reopening international flights from February 15th.
At present, many airlines operate international commercial flights to Vietnam, including Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet, Bamboo Airways. The number of flights will be increased day by day.

2. Vietnam Is Ready For Welcome Tourist To Come Back 2022

Vietnam has implemented a three-phase scheme intended to reopen for international tourism in 2022. 
More specifically, the plan starting in November 2021 has allowed fully vaccinated foreign tourists to visit some specific locations such as Phu Quoc, Khanh Hoa, Quang Ninh, Quang Nam, and Da Nang. Tourists will be exempted from a 7-day quarantine.

The second phase started in January 2022, with more destinations added to the list, including Kien Giang, Binh Dinh, Ho Chi Minh city. 

During the third phase, from March 15th all tourists destinations will open for international visitors.

In 2022, Vietnam targets to attract over 5 million international visitors and serve 60 million domestic tourists.
Besides that, Vietnam also implemented the media campaign "Live fully in Vietnam". The campaign is opening on websites promoting Vietnam's tourism to international visitors including the website, social networking sites such as Facebook, Tik Tok, Instagram, Youtube, and Pinterest; international communication channels as well as through Vietnamese representative agencies abroad.

Vietnam reopen for international tourism

Hoi An ancient town - Quang Nam

3. Documents Required For Tourists Visit Vietnam After Covid

 All travelers arriving in Vietnam are required to submit the following documents: (Update on June 15th, 2022)

  • Visitors do not need to provide vaccination certificates and do not quarantine.

  • From May 15th, 2022 visitors do need any Covid test before arriver Vietnam

  • Children under 2 years old are not required to be tested and are accompanied by parents, relatives...

  • Travelers install at least one health management application as prescribed by Vietnamese professional agencies and turn it on continuously during their stay in Vietnam. Visitors can download the app PC Covid or Vietnam Health Declaration on CH play for android or Apple store for Apple.

  • Within 10 days after entry, guests self-monitor their health and report to the nearest medical facility if they have symptoms of suspected Covid-19 infection.

  • Have medical or travel insurance that covers COVID-19 treatment, with a minimum liability of $10,000.

  • Comply with the Ministry of Health is a 5K message. Khau Trang (Wearing face mask) Khu Khuan (Disinfection) Khong tu tap (No gathering) Khai bao y te (Heath declarations) Khoang cach (Distance)


3.1. Travel Insurance  

International visitors to Vietnam need travel medical insurance for Covid treatment worth at least $10,000, which costs about $30. Travelers can contact travel agents or insurance companies to purchase.

travel medical insurance in vietnam

Visitors must have travel insurance to enter Vietnam


3.2. Quarantine

From March 15, 2022, Vietnam has reduced quarantine requirements for international tourists. 

After arriving in Vietnam, tourists can travel right away if have a negative test (within 24 hours for rapid test method, 72 hours for RT-PCR method) and are required to monitor their health for the next 10 days and comply with 5K message. 

5 K message for covid in vietnam

5K message for covid for all everybody

4. Visa policies for travelers to Vietnam

From March 15 Vietnam reopens visas for international visitors, including E visa, unilateral and bilateral visa exemption.

Vietnam previously exempted visas unilaterally for 13 countries and bilaterally for 88 countries/territories. After March 15, the application of restrictive measures on visa issuance will be removed and implemented as before the epidemic, including electronic visa issuance, unilateral and bilateral visa exemption.
Passengers who want to travel to Vietnam can submit visa applications through travel agencies. The agencies will process visa applications as per regulations.

5. International flights

Vietnam already reopen all international flights from February 15
At this point, except for China, all countries that Vietnam proposed to restore air routes have agreed.
Vietnam has operated regular passenger flights from markets including the US, Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, Taipei, Singapore, Australia, Russia, UK, France, and Germany.

Flights to new markets such as the Middle East and Turkey will be organized in the near future.


 Vietnam reopen all international flights


6Where To Go When Vietnam Reopens To Foreign Tourists

From March 15th visitors can freely travel to famous destinations in Vietnam such as Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Sapa and Ho Chi Minh city...


Many attractive places are waiting for you

7. Vietnam Travel Advisory

  • All visitors including Vietnamese visitors must comply with regulations on disease prevention.

  • Tourists in Vietnam are encouraged to take the following precautions against COVID-19.

  • Wear face masks: You must wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth in public places. Make sure to discard single-use masks after use.

  • Maintain social distancing: Maintain a distance of a meter or more from others.

  • Wash your hands regularly: It is advised to wash your hands with soap or hand sanitizer as often as possible.

  • Eat well-cooked food: Make sure your meals are prepared to clean and thoroughly cooked.

  • Cover your mouth and nose while sneezing or coughing: Use tissues to cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze, and discard them immediately after using. Also, make sure to wash your hands.

  • Avoid traveling if you cough or have a fever: If you happen to have fever, cough, or have difficulty breathing, you should alert health care services as soon as possible and avoid traveling.

Vietnam is on its way to reopening borders and recovering tourism in 2022. With positive signs in the pandemic situation, the country is expected to welcome international tourists soon.
Here is some information foreign travelers must pay attention to when traveling to Vietnam in the near future. Note that the details are subject to change according to the government. 

Therefore, it is better to contact your local travel agent to get the most update and accurate information about the opening process and required documents for tourists. Go Viet Trip is proud to be one of the most prestigious travel agents in Hanoi and Vietnam providing multi-travel-related services such as visas, air tickets, tours...

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8. Vietnam's tourism opening process

  • March 17, the first international flight from Singapore to Da Nang brought more than 100 tourists from 20 countries to Vietnam after 2 years closed.

  • March 15, Vietnam is fully open to tourists, Visitors do not need to provide vaccination certificates and do not quarantine.

  • Feb 16th Hanoi reopens attractions

After a long period of closure to prevent and control the COVID-19 epidemic, Hanoi has allowed monuments to reopen such as the Temple of Literature, Hoa Lo prison, Ngoc Son Temple… Tourists must comply with the regulations 5K

  • Feb 15th Vietnam fully open for visitors from March 15

Several ministries have voiced support for the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism's proposal to fully reopen international tourism and lift all travel restrictions from March 15.
Foreign tourists arriving in Vietnam do not need book tour packages with designated travel agencies as per the ongoing vaccine passport trial program launched in November last year.

  •  Feb 14th Vietnam Reopen all regular international flights from February 15

Accordingly, from February 15, Vietnam will not limit the frequency of regular international passenger flights. Regulations on entry and epidemic prevention for passengers entering Vietnam still follow the instructions of the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Ministry of Health.

  • Feb 10th - Vietnam considers visa exemption for 24 countries to open tourism doors wider

The Ministry of Culture Sports, and Tourism has asked the government to consider resuming unilateral visa exemptions for 24 countries that had enjoyed the policy before the Covid-19 outbreak.
The countries and territories including ASEAN co-members. After the pandemic broke out in 2020, Vietnam suspended visa-free entry for many countries.
Earlier, visitors from Belarus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, and the U.K. had been allowed to stay in Vietnam for no longer than 15 days without a visa.

  • Feb 9nd Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh requested to open tourism latest on April 30

Prime Minister asked the units to prepare to open safe tourism as soon as possible, no later than the occasion of April 30, and the best time by the end of March.
Vietnam has welcomed nearly 9,000 international visitors to Vietnam under the passport "Vaccine pilot program", since November 2021.

  • Feb 7nd Over 6 million domestic visitors had traveled during Tet 

According to statistics of the General Department of Tourism, during the 9 days of Tet, 35 localities are the top tourist destinations in the country, welcoming about 6.2 million visitors. 

tam chuc pagoda

Visitors visit Tam Chuc pagoda (Ha Nam) on February 5, 2022

Author Hoan Nguyen

He has over 10 years of experience working in the tourism sector and operator. He has traveled to many places in Vietnam and around the world.

Photos: Go Viet Trip, Internet

author hoan
My name is Hoan and I come from Hanoi, with more than 10 years working in the tourism industry (both as a tour guide then tour operator). I am very proud to say that I can give you the best advice for your trip to beautiful Vietnam.

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