Does anyone know when to allow tourists to enter Vietnam thanks

Does anyone know when to allow tourists to enter Vietnam thanks

Ollbest :

Does anyone know when to allow tourists to enter Vietnam thanks

No. No one knows. Many people will totally waste your time with speculation but no one knows.

Moreover, when will the borders be opened? Some may want to leave, as VISA extensions are bloody expensive: $ 160 / $ 260 and $ 345 have been quoted for 1, 2 and 3 months'

THANKS

KruChris :

Moreover, when will the borders be opened? Some may want to leave, as VISA extensions are bloody expensive: $ 160 / $ 260 and $ 345 have been quoted for 1, 2 and 3 months'

My agent says (depending on individual status) 1 month starts at $150 USD and 3 month starts at $250 USD

Ollbest :

Does anyone know when to allow tourists to enter Vietnam thanks

Too many variables mate.

The big issue is quarantine .   I read in local news that quarantine restrictions could be in place for 12 months.😳.    If you don’t mind sitting in a quarantine camp for 2 weeks eating steamed rice & fish sauce , that’s what you could be looking at.

Tourism Vietnam has a few ideas on the table.  It will be step by step.   First up to get people moving they want to promote domestic tourism & monitor any spikes in infections  within provinces.

Then later in the year they will look at neighbouring countries only as inbound tourists , depending on the state of the virus in those countries.   But, given that a lot of countries have only tested less than 1% of their populations Quarantine would need to apply  & that will deter most .

Testing on arrival is unreliable with those quick turnaround test kits.  People that have tested negative have since returned positive test results.   You only need ONE infected person to get through & the dominoes start to fall all over again.

Who knows???    ( actually the WHO don’t 😆).   

Australia is talking quarantine until a vaccine is developed.  That could never happen. So I don’t think you’ll be seeing any Aussies here for a while if they’ve got to sit out 2 weeks on return ( at their cost)  .    Another factor ....If you willingly come here ,expect to Pay for the quarantine here as well.   For some countries that could mean a MONTH sitting on your ass twiddling your thumbs.

So.....are you still looking forward to International travel as a tourist.??

You couldn’t pay me to go anywhere now.

As long as the virus is a threat there will be quarantines and travel restrictions IMHO.

Latest estimates I have read are around two years. This is actually an educated guess based on past pandemics. The virus is expected by many to be much worse the second time around. Again this is an educated guess based on past pandemics. The second wave is expected in the fall.

I wouldn't plan any trips full stop.

Going home should not be as difficult. A flight leaving the country to repatriate expats is not the same as a boatload of tourists arriving from NYC.

As of this moment in time we are in this for the long haul. There is no light on the horizon. If a vaccine is even possible it could take a year or more. We are at the mercy of Covid-19. Relaxing restrictions is a sign that the infection rate is within the tolerance of the local health systems.

There's been some news and a recent report from South Korea was posted that it has been confirmed that once exposed you are immune.  So, there is talk of an "immunity passport" whereas you are confirmed to have the antibodies so have been exposed before and are now immune.  If you could get countries to accept these immunity passports then you could travel at will without quarantine.  I admit this is a little ways off yet but it could come to that in a few months.  It would really help business travelers, not only internationally but domestically.

Here's a link to the WHO on this. 

https://www.who.int/news-room/commentar … f-covid-19

Article on the South Koreans. 

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news … -than-once

You can enter Vietnam but you need to quarantine in the center for 14 days and they will give you free food and release after COVID 19 tested negative at least 2 times.
The visa fee also expensive for a month about 170 USD (single entry) and 300 USD for multiple entries

jaya.sungkono :

You can enter Vietnam but you need to quarantine in the center for 14 days and they will give you free food and release after COVID 19 tested negative at least 2 times.
The visa fee also expensive for a month about 170 USD (single entry) and 300 USD for multiple entries

Visa fees vary from one agent to another, unless the visa is obtained directly from an Embassy/Consulate of The Government of Vietnam.

Fees can be lower than the price quoted and much higher as well, so the OP is advised to shop around for a visa and compare prices.

jaya.sungkono :

You can enter Vietnam but you need to quarantine in the center for 14 days and they will give you free food and release after COVID 19 tested negative at least 2 times.

It's not "tested negative at least 2 times".  Rather, 3 negative results are mandatory.

Becoming immune after exposure is not yet proven.


Scientists Still Don't Know if Recovering From COVID-19 Confers Immunity or Not AMELIE BOTTOLLIER-DEPOIS, AFP 20 APRIL 2020

"Even as virologists zero in on the virus that causes COVID-19, a very basic question remains unanswered: do those who recover from the disease have immunity?

There is no clear answer to this question, experts say, even if many have assumed that contracting the potentially deadly disease confers immunity, at least for a while."


'No Evidence' Yet That Recovered COVID-19 Patients Are Immune, WHO Says  April 25, 202011:06 AM ET

""Some governments have suggested that the detection of antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, could serve as the basis for an 'immunity passport' or 'risk-free certificate' that would enable individuals to travel or to return to work assuming that they are protected against re-infection," the WHO wrote. "There is currently no evidence that people who have recovered from COVID-19 and have antibodies are protected from a second infection.""


From the CDC two days ago.

Serology Testing for COVID-19

"However, we do not know if the antibodies that result from SARS-CoV-2 infection will provide someone with immunity from a future infection. If antibodies do provide immunity, we don’t know what titer or amount of antibodies would be protective or the duration that protection would last. CDC scientists are conducting studies to better understand the level of antibodies needed for protection, the duration of that protection, and the factors associated with whether a person develops a protective antibody response."

IMHO

Immunity passports and phone apps have popped up in the news a lot as a possibility for living with Covid. But they don't exist as we simply do not know enough about Covid-19 to know if immunity is even a thing or if it has what forms would it take? There are so many issues with immunity. Just getting any old disease and being immune forever? No that is not a thing. For some diseases yes. for others no. There is a spectrum with many branches. Immunity is complex.

SteinNebraska :

Article on the South Koreans. 

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news … -than-once

The writers of the article misinterpreted the South Korean scientist.  He did not say that you cannot be reinfected but rather that the infection that you did have cannot re-emerge and that any positive tests were the result of the inability of the test to distinguish between the RNA of live viruses and that of dead virus particles.  He actually said nothing about whether you are immune from a new infection from outside your body.

VietCanada :

Becoming immune after exposure is not yet proven. ....................However, we do not know if the antibodies that result from SARS-CoV-2 infection will provide someone with immunity from a future infection.

If antibodies do not confer immunity then we may have met our ultimate Malthusian fate.  As heartless as the herd immunity theory of management seems, it should ultimately cause the virus to be manageable.  On the other hand, if there is no immunity, will mankind continue to lose some percentage of our population yearly until most of the people on earth are gone and the remainder live in isolated pockets of existence, refusing to interact with others?

jaya.sungkono :

You can enter Vietnam but you need to quarantine in the center for 14 days and they will give you free food and release after COVID 19 tested negative at least 2 times.
The visa fee also expensive for a month about 170 USD (single entry) and 300 USD for multiple entries

Is there any information about the quarantine centre? As I knew it, the place governments, choice stay all, who enter into Vietnam. But I wonder if there any option for who are willing to pay & wait for 14 days?  Is there any new update about 14 days quarantine?

How do you know this? I am trying to get into Vietnam now but cannot find a flight I am in USA thanks for any help

THIGV :
VietCanada :

Becoming immune after exposure is not yet proven. ....................However, we do not know if the antibodies that result from SARS-CoV-2 infection will provide someone with immunity from a future infection.

If antibodies do not confer immunity then we may have met our ultimate Malthusian fate.  As heartless as the herd immunity theory of management seems, it should ultimately cause the virus to be manageable.  On the other hand, if there is no immunity, will mankind continue to lose some percentage of our population yearly until most of the people on earth are gone and the remainder live in isolated pockets of existence, refusing to interact with others?

It seems the older you are the more likely you are to die, males moreso than females. So that might be the scenario. But weighted towards age and gender.

I think everyone should forget about travelling anywhere for the time being. The time being may be a year or so away if a vaccine is found and if enough people on the entire planet get inoculated. However long that takes. Another year or three, optimistically? What about antivaxers? They'll throw a spanner into the works.

It is highly unlikely Vietnam will allow tourists from any country any time soon since closing the border to travellers was the first strategy they employed to fight the virus... and it worked.

ATM they are heavily invested in domestic tourism.

Abear2000 :

How do you know this? I am trying to get into Vietnam now but cannot find a flight I am in USA thanks for any help

You need to register VN Consulate or embassy nears to you then they will gather people on 1 flight.

jaya.sungkono :

You can enter Vietnam but you need to quarantine in the center for 14 days and they will give you free food and release after COVID 19 tested negative at least 2 times.
The visa fee also expensive for a month about 170 USD (single entry) and 300 USD for multiple entries

Getting back to the main topic of this thread, there aren't any visas being issued for foreigners at this time (except for official diplomatic exceptions) and even VECs are not being honored for entry by oversees Vietnamese.

Only Vietnamese citizens are being allowed to "repatriate" with the quarantine restrictions as stated.

I'd be very happy if someone has updated official news that will correct me.

Easy for you to say when my house and woman are in Vietnam

Contem talk :
Abear2000 :

How do you know this? I am trying to get into Vietnam now but cannot find a flight I am in USA thanks for any help

You need to register VN Consulate or embassy nears to you then they will gather people on 1 flight.

I think that's just for VN citizens wishing to be come home.

Abear2000 :

Easy for you to say when my house and woman are in Vietnam

If You have reason to come back to Vietnam if you have TRC  or WP, then you can be made it. Some foreigners already came to Vietnam. The best place to get information is from the Consultation.

Thanks for that advice I’ll try it

They may not be a lot of movement anywhere until a suitable vaccine is available

“Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said at a Friday meeting that Vietnam will continue to close its doors to commercial flights and foreign tourists to curb the spread of Covid-19 ”

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/travel/pla … 00419.html

Looks like awhile
With just 2 flights bringing in over 40 positives (UAE and Moscow)

Hi all,

As I know these days, only the flights to repatriate VietNamese citizens, and more than 20 infected cases from them. For foreigners want to travel to VietNam need a eligible reason such as have  necessary business. All force to be quarantined immediately after landing for 14 days with free charge from government and will be monitored strictly. This way is very to good to prevent the community transmission. That why Viet Nam is still safe now and top rank for tourist’s destination.
The PM encourages Vietnamese travel within Viet Nam to increase the internal travel development, as well are planning ease travel for foreigners.
Hope this info help you.

Quy

In terms of the near future, it depends where you live. The NZ and Australian governments are talking about a joint "bubble" between their countries when they are effectively virus-free, and the way its going that could be in a month or so. They are also considering extending the bubble to SE Asian countries that are also virus-free or at least at the elimination stage, which would include Vietnam and Cambodia. The only problem with that is that there are no direct flights from NZ / AUS to SE Asia - usually there is a transit stop at SIN / HK or KL......anyway, for those in the 'lucky countries' it may not be too far off. The rest of youse in Europe and US, well exercise some self discipline and you may get there in a couple of years...

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Please check the Viet Nam covid sticky. I linked a report released today from the VN government that suggests that there are no plans for allowing tourists into VN at this time.

Hoping for some clarity but dont hold much hope but here goes haha

I was on my way to Vietnam to set up an English language centre and stopped in Thailand for a months break before coming to work, unfortunately 2 days before my 20th March flight I was advised the BKK - SGN flight I booked in UK before I left was cancelled. Now 2 months on I find myself locked in Thailand without the aid of an income. I checked a couple of flights recently and was quoted £200 from BKK to Cebu to Manila to Saigon (35 hours)!! The most recent I looked at was nearer £2000 from BKK to (I think) Singapore the Taiwan (around 46 hours)!!

I guess I am just going to have to sit it out right?

Also I have seen that visa costs have sky rocketed. Is this just because of the agents and would I be able to apply through the govt websites and still pay around $65 for 3 months ME? thanks

The Norths Ace :

I checked a couple of flights recently and was quoted £200 from BKK to Cebu to Manila to Saigon (35 hours)!! The most recent I looked at was nearer £2000 from BKK to (I think) Singapore the Taiwan (around 46 hours)!!

visa costs have sky rocketed. Is this just because of the agents and  would I be able to apply through the govt websites and still pay around $65 for 3 months ME?

You cannot enter VN at the moment, doesn’t matter from which direction you come.

It’s the same with visa, you cannot obtain one as no new visa is to be issued in the immediate future.

Hello,

This link might be useful to follow.
http://news.chinhphu.vn/Home/VN-continu … /40129.vgp

I check the vietnamese governement website (http://chinhphu.vn/portal/page/portal/English) every days as I am stuck in Brunei, waiting for coming back to Vietnam because I am living there and my vietnamese wife is waiting for me...

Andre34 :

Hello,

This link might be useful to follow.
http://news.chinhphu.vn/Home/VN-continu … /40129.vgp

I check the vietnamese governement website (http://chinhphu.vn/portal/page/portal/English) every days as I am stuck in Brunei, waiting for coming back to Vietnam because I am living there and my vietnamese wife is waiting for me...

Just be patient...in the coming weeks or months everything will be fine again?

Currently no tourists; however "foreign investors, experts, skilled workers, business managers, officials, and Vietnamese students learing aborad (sic) are allowed to enter the nation but they must comply with the nation’s quarantine regulations."

http://news.chinhphu.vn/Home/VN-continu … /40129.vgp

I wonder what the criteria is for business manager? I could be a business manager if all it takes is a business card, a suit and a briefcase......

hdgh29 :

I wonder what the criteria is for business manager? I could be a business manager if all it takes is a business card, a suit and a briefcase......

You'll have to ask Vietnam Immigration.

I suspect it involves a lot more than: a business card, a suit and a briefcase.  ;)

hdgh29 :

I wonder what the criteria is for business manager? I could be a business manager if all it takes is a business card, a suit and a briefcase......

What does mean Business card?  Does it just look like Name card?

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