The National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control agreed Thursday that Viet Nam should continue closing borders to foreign tourists at this time, as external COVID-19 transmission risks still remain.
Many tour operators and international travel websites seem to have a misunderstanding that the just-issued Resolution 79/NQ-CP on e-visas for 80 countries and territories will lead to the reopening of international travel from early July.
The Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) has also been tasked with proposing a specific time frame for resuming the flights on a bilateral basis to restore trade and investment activities and revive the tourism industry while ensuring strict maintenance of anti-pandemic measures.
vernment has issued e-visa to citizens from 80 countries since July 1 this year, according to its latest Resolution No. 79/NQ-CP. Visitors with e-visas can enter Viet Nam at eight international airports, or arrive via land at 16 international border gates and via sea at 13 ports across the country.
The Standing Committee of the National Assembly (NA) has approved the government’s proposal to raise the personal income tax threshold from VND9 million (US$389) per month to VND11 million (US$475), according to Nguyen Truong Giang, deputy chairman of the NA’s Legal Committee and deputy general secretary of the NA.
The Immigration Department announced on Monday all stay permits for these people will be automatically extended and do not need to be renewed.
Competent authorities are required to continue strict entry control and quarantine regulations to deter community transission. Foreign investors, experts, skilled workers, business managers, officials, and Vietnamese students learing aborad are allowed to enter the nation but they must comply with the nation’s quarantine regulations.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has allowed the re-opening of auxiliary border gates and border crossings to resume trading activities between Vietnam and China, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).