Last update on 15/09/2021

Entry requirements at a glance

Since March 2020, Vietnam has suspended the entry of all foreign visitors and subsequently suspended all international flights. However, the government has been allowing diplomats, officials, foreign investors, experts, skilled workers, and students to enter the country with special entry permits. Foreign employees wishing to enter Vietnam should ensure they have full support from their employing company which can assist them in obtaining the necessary entry permit.

In order to make your travel to Vietnam easier, CCIFV suggests that you opt for a turnkey solution to obtain your entry permit. To receive the list of our selected partners and benefit from a negotiated rate, please complete the following form.

 

Choosing one of our partners will guarantee:

  • A service at a pre-negotiated rate
  • An optimized approach and follow-up, in line with your professional constraints
  • An experienced team for a high quality service
  • The confidentiality of your personal data

 

Procedure

Businesses sponsoring foreigners must prepare a variety of documents to ensure proper medical and quarantine procedures as prescribed. An entry application for a foreigner must contain the following documents:

  1. An lettre of approval by the People’s Committee of the province/city where the sponsoring company is located 
  2. The Health Department’s written approval on the pick-up procedures and quarantine plan at a designated hotel.
  3. The entry approval letter from the Vietnam Immigration Department allowing foreigners to enter Vietnam for the right purpose.

 

Additional requirements:

  • Confirmation of negative results for SARS-CoV-2 test implemented 72 hours prior to travel date (test with the mention RT-PCR in an official laboratory or clinic and in English).
  • Confirmation of hotel reservation for quarantine and specialized medical shuttle bus for transfer from the airport.
  • A valid international contract guaranteeing that the sponsoring company will pay for all medical expenses in case of a positive test result.

Booking your flight

Currently, airlines only deploy entry flights to Vietnam for diplomats and foreign experts who are guaranteed by Vietnam based companies. The following documents are required to apply for a seat on the flight (10 days before departure):

  • Letter approval from the People’s Committee (in addition to the Vietnam Government Office/ National Covid 19 Prevention Steering Committee).
  • Immigration Department's approval to enter Vietnam.
  • Letter of approval from the Health Department which states the quarantine location.
  • booking confirmation of quarantine hotel.
  • Letter of transportation arrangement from Airport to quarantine location (timing, vehicle details, name and phone contact of drivers).
  • Negative Covid-19 RT-PCR test certificate in English. The passenger will have to present this certificate at the first check-in counter upon arrival.

Please consult the list of repatriation flights offered by our partner Air France.

Contact our certified partners

In order to facilitate your entry into Vietnam, the CCIFV provides you with a list of approved partners offering a turnkey service for obtaining your entry permit.

Receive our list of approved partners

© Article written by the France-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIFV). Reproduction rights reserved.

The CCIFV strives to provide accurate and updated information and will correct, to the extent possible, any errors that are brought to its attention.
However, the CCIFV cannot be held responsible for the use and interpretation of the information contained herein.

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