Vietnam sets target of welcoming international tourists in all international border gates, including inbound and outbound as from March 31 when the country fully opens its tourism market, according to a Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s proposal.
In the report on the proposed roadmap for international tourism opening sent to Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, along with the proposal to soon announce the time to fully open international tourism activities, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism proposed to continue unilateral visa exemption for 24 countries and territories as before 2020 (before the outbreak of Covid-19).
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, the VNExpress reported.
“Regarding visa policy, we suggest that the Government direct the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to study and propose unilateral visa exemption for countries and territories as before 2020 (before the Covid-19); including unilateral visa exemption for 24 countries and territories and application of e-visas for citizens from 46 countries to enter Vietnam” stated the document of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
It also asked for further negotiation between the Health Ministry and its world partner agencies for early recognition of Vietnamese vaccine passports to facilitate Vietnamese traveling abroad.
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