Vietnam suspends visa granting to foreigners for 30 days

(VOVWORLD) - Vietnam will suspend the granting of visa to foreigners for 30 days beginning midnight on Tuesday to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the community, said the Foreign Ministry.

As from 00:00 on March 18, those who are exempt from visa or possess visa exemption certificates for overseas Vietnamese and their family members, and some other special cases (specialists, business managers and skilled workers) are required to have certificates of testing negative to the new coronavirus issued by an authorized agency and accepted by Vietnam in order to enter Vietnam.

The requirement is not applicable for those who enter Vietnam for diplomatic or business purposes.

All people entering the country must undergo medical checks and follow epidemic preventive measures as required.  

Besides cases of arrivals already subject to concentrated quarantine, people arriving from the US, European and ASEAN countries are now also required to be quarantined in concentrated facilities.

Those who are not subject to concentrated quarantine must be self-quarantined and put under medical monitoring at their houses, enterprises and accommodations or in groups.