For guests who have not declared their health status at immigration checkpoints, hotel staff should assist them to declare on the website or via application on mobile phone.
The logistics sector is forecast to continue growing strongly this year, with expansion in both retail and e-commerce channels.
HCM City, the country’s commercial hub, has the potential to become a fintech hotspot of the country and region, according to experts.
While non-cash payments are admittedly on the rise, the cash payment habit and limited development of technology infrastructure are big problems for the country’s non-cash economy, experts have said.
Deputy PM Vuong Dinh Hue hailed the Republic of Korea as a cashless payment model that Vietnam wants to follow during a reception in Hanoi for Director of the RoK’s Alliex Technology Company.
Payments of import-export taxes and fees to customs authorities must all be conducted via cashless payment methods or through credit institutions from the beginning of April, according to a requirement recently issued by the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
Non-cash payment channels such as QR Code, mobile banking, internet banking, e-wallet and non-touch cards have become more popular in Vietnam.
The Vietnamese government wants cashless transactions made viable for all household bill payments by the end of this year.
Tien Phong Commercial Joint Stock Bank (TPBank) is the first bank in Vietnam to allow cash withdrawals using a QR Code at both its ATMs and Livebank service without needing a card.
Jetstar Pacific is now Vietnam’s first low-cost airline to apply QR code technology, allowing cardless payments for online ticket bookings.
Vietnam Airlines has announced that it will start to allow customers to buy tickets using QR code through the National Payment Corporation of Vietnam (NAPAS) and VNPay.
UnionPay International (UPI), a subsidiary of China UnionPay, said on June 21 that it has signed a cooperation agreement on payment by QR code with Vietnam Payment Solution Joint Stock Company (VNPAY) - the biggest QR code payment firm in Vietnam.
The non-cash payment service market, a lucrative one in Vietnam, is mostly under control of foreign service providers.
Blockchain technology is an important solution to trace the responsibilities of involved parties in the farm produce supply chain. However, the feasibility of the technology application in the immediate time is questionable.
Danang City authorities will distribute one million stamps at no charge for food vendors at Han market in Danang City this year in a bid to control the origin and quality of food.
State-of-the-art QR code payment methods and the mass adoption of smartphones are predicted to provide ample room for the development of mobile shopping in Vietnam.
Hanoi plans to launch a pilot programme on using technology to trace the origins of agricultural products in an effort to ensure consumer health.
A convenience store which lets shoppers walk in, load up on the items they want and walk out without having to wait in lines or at checkout counters to pay has recently emerged in HCMC.
As of October 3, smartphones can be used as a tool for Ho Chi Minh City consumers to check a products place of origin when shopping for eggs and poultry in District 1’s Ben Thanh Market.
The Department of Land Transport (DLT) is issuing new driving licenses encoded with QR code with an aim to promote road safety.