Five nations recognize Viet Nam’s vaccine passport
VGP – The U.S., Japan, the United Kingdom, Australia and Belarus have officially accepted Viet Nam's vaccine passport while 80 partners, including India and Canada, have recognized in principle Viet Nam’s vaccine certificates.
Other partners consisting of ASEAN nations, the EU, China and the Republic of Korea (RoK) are completing procedures to accelerate mutual recognition of vaccine passports with Viet Nam.
Accordingly, vaccine passport will be granted for people who have got two shots of such vaccines as AstraZeneca, Sputnik V, Vero Cell, Pfizer, Moderna, Janssen, Hayat-Vax and Abdala.
Viet Nam has temporarily recognized the vaccine certificates of 72 countries and territories: Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Laos, Libya, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, New Zealand, Nepal, the Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, the Republic of Korea, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan (China), Timor Leste, Turkey, Turkmenistan, the UAE, the U.K., Ukraine, and the U.S.
Since January 1, 2022, fully vaccinated air passengers or those having recovered from COVID-19 may be required to self-isolate at home, places of residence, hotels for three days.
Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated entrants may be required to self-isolate at home for seven days and to undergo PCR tests for COVID-19 on the first and seventh days from the date of arrival.
According to the latest plan, in the first phase, Viet Nam will resume air routes to nine traditional markets including Beijing, Guangzhou and Taipei (China), Tokyo (Japan), Seoul (the RoK), Bangkok (Thailand), Singapore, Vientiane (Laos), Phnom Penh (Cambodia) and San Francisco and Los Angeles (the U.S.).
Viet Nam has removed quarantine requirement for foreign arrivals entering Viet Nam and staying no more than 14 days, applicable to:
- Those who enter Viet Nam for diplomatic and official purposes;
- Foreign investors, experts, skilled workers, business managers, those who travel to Viet Nam for market research, and their relatives;
- Others mutually agreed between Viet Nam and a foreign partner
- Those who come in contact with the aforesaid arrivals./.
By Thuy Dung