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[Update Sep 1, 2020] Experts entering Vietnam no need to participate in centralized isolation

The short-term work of diplomatic purposes and experts go to Vietnam, it is not necessary to participate in centralized isolation but must strictly abide by the disease prevention regulation COVID-19.

Vietnam’s Ministry of Health has just released the COVID-19 medical guidelines for foreigners to enter Vietnam for short-term work, signed by Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long.

As a result, foreign citizens entering Vietnam for short-term employment are regulated, including investors, skilled workers, experts, business managers, relatives, and entities agreed with each country (collectively referred to as experts); foreign citizens entering Vietnam for diplomatic and official purposes.

In order to ensure the prevention of COVID-19, the Ministry of Health recommended that ministries and local agencies consider the need to invite experts and enter Vietnam for short-term work for civil servants’ diplomatic purposes. These people do not have to undergo 14 days in centralized isolation, but must strictly and fully comply with the COVID-19 epidemic prevention regulations to ensure safety and prevent cross-contamination. Infected communities.

Experts entering Vietnam no need to participate in centralized isolation

For the diplomatic purposes of civil servants and experts, if they have symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, or dyspnea, they must carry out self-monitoring and inform local health and regulatory authorities.

The isolation, vehicle, and test costs of COVID-19 shall be borne by the unit or organization inviting experts. Guests entering for civil service diplomatic purposes are free of charge.

Within 14 days from the date of entry, if the visitor has a negative result of sars-cov-2 and is allowed to work, don’t need to isolate.
The Ministry of Health also requires that specific work plans, places of stay, means of transportation, and isolation measures should be formulated for experts before entering the country. Experts must detect sars-cov-2 by real-time PCR 3-5 days before entry, and the result is negative.
During the period in Vietnam, use a separate check-in gate is, an electronic medical declaration with all people is required, body temperature was measured, suspicious cases were screened, and install Bluezone App. The accommodation must be in a separate place, ensure medical supervision, do not contact with the community, and take samples before leaving Vietnam.

During the meeting attended by experts and diplomats, all people should sign their names, strictly ensure the epidemic prevention process, have a list of participants, measure their body temperature, wash hands with soap, wear masks.

Site work must also be strictly observed to minimize personnel meetings, contact, disinfection, etc.

At present, the Vietnamese government has not resumed a business visa and tourist visa. If you want to receive the updated information, please email the updated visa information: If there is any new information, we will inform you immediately!



1. What documents do you need to prepare to go to Vietnam? A valid 6-month passport and a valid visa for Vietnam are required (Vietnamese visa can be applied in advance or on arrival).

According to the content of the notice, foreign citizens who enter Vietnam with visa-free entry, electronic visa entry, or tourist visa entry from March 1, 2020 can “automatically extend their temporary residence right” until August 31, 2020. Foreign citizens can leave Vietnam before August 31 without a visa extension.