Starting 1st of January, 2022, the Vietnam Health Ministry will allow fully-vaccinated travellers and those who have recovered from Covid-19 to self-isolate in their home or choice of quarantine facility for three days instead of seven days. 

Under the new guidelines, individuals will need to test negative for the novel coronavirus in the last 72 hours and have the PC-Covid app on their phones. The requirements are mandatory for everyone except for children under two.

Individuals below 18 and above 65 as well as pregnant women will be allowed to quarantine with their caretakers. However, the caretakers must be fully vaccinated or have recovered from Covid-19.

South Korean tourists arrive at Da Nang International Airport in November
South Korean tourists arrive at Da Nang International Airport in November as part of Viet Nam's pilot international tourism resumption programme // Photo on VNA/VNS 

All individuals will need to be tested on the third day. If their results are negative, they are free to roam about but are advised to self-monitor their health and avoid large gatherings and crowded places.

Non-vaccinated individuals will need to be quarantined in their own homes or at a quarantine location of their choice for seven days. They will also need to be tested on the 3rd and 7th day.

International travellers are recommended to take an antigen rapid test (ART) on their first day of arrival and will be responsible for footing the cost of their tests, quarantine and Covid-19 treatment.

This comes off the back of Vietnam’s decision to resume international flights to nine destinations from the 1st of January. These cities include San Francisco or Los Angeles (the U.S.), Singapore, Bangkok (Thailand), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Vientiane (Laos), Beijing/Guangzhou (China), Tokyo (Japan), Seoul (South Korea), and Taipei (Taiwan).


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