Vietnam aims to welcome international tourists at all international border gates, including inbound and outbound from March 31, when the country fully opens its tourism market, according to a proposal from a ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
In the report on the proposed roadmap for the opening of international tourism sent to Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, along with the proposal to announce the time soon to fully open international tourism activities, the Ministry of Culture, Sports said. and Tourism to continue unilateral visa waiver for 24 countries and territories as before 2020 (before the Covid-19 outbreak).
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Previously, visitors from Belarus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden and the UK were not allowed to stay in Vietnam for more than 15 days without a visa, the VNExpress reports.
“In terms of visa policy, we propose that the government mandate the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to study and propose unilateral visa waiver for countries and territories as before 2020 (before the Covid-19); including unilateral visa waiver for 24 countries and territories and applying for e-visa for citizens from 46 countries to enter Vietnam,” said the document from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
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It also called for further negotiations between the Ministry of Health and its international partner agencies for early recognition of Vietnamese vaccine passports to facilitate Vietnamese travel abroad.
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