Vietnam halts visa issuance to foreigners over COVID-19 fears

VOV.VN - Vietnam is set to put a halt to visa issuance for foreigners entering the country for a period of 30 days, starting from zero hour of March 18, according to a new announcement from the Government Office.

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The move came after the conclusion of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at a recent cabinet meeting on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention and control.

Accordingly, foreigners enjoying visa-waiver program or overseas Vietnamese and their spouses and children having been granted with certificate of visa exemption will only be allowed to enter Vietnam if they are able to submit papers certifying they are negative for the novel virus.

Foreigners who are experts, business managers, highly skilled workers upon arrival to Vietnam will be subject to the regulation.

All the above-mentioned measures will not be applicable to arrivals for diplomatic or official purposes. Those entering Vietnam must undergo medical checks according to regulations on the country’s COVID-19 prevention and control measures.