First international passengers arrive in Hanoi on March 15 (Photo: VNA via Xinhua) This
is breaking news and it’s good news! The Vietnamese government’s decision to fully reopen its borders to international travelers is also accompanied by a return to pre-Covid practices for entry formalities into the country.
Thus, 13 countries -except ASEAN members- are once again eligible for a free visa on arrival without any formalities. For the European Union countries, we find Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Italy and Sweden. Norway and the United Kingdom are also concerned. The visa exemption is valid for a stay not exceeding 15 days.
The country thus confirms its accessibility to all travelers since March 15. The latter, if they benefit from a complete vaccination scheme, are no longer subject to any restrictions. One of them is a quarantine.
The only formalities are now the presentation of a certificate of total vaccination or cure to Covid-19. A negative PCR test must also be performed before departure (48 hours for PCR and 24 hours for an antigenic test). Finally, the traveler must have a travel insurance with a coverage of at least 10,000 dollars for possible Covid-19 treatments on site.
still few direct flights between France and Vietnam
Non-vaccinated people must still undergo a seven-day quarantine
From France, Air France
and Vietnam Airlines are offering two weekly flights in partnership. On Tuesdays, an Air France aircraft flies from Paris-CDG to Ho Chi Minh City. On Thursdays, a Vietnam Airlines plane flies between Paris-CDG and Hanoi. The two airlines should quickly increase the number of flights between France and Vietnam.
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