Vietnam has once again reopened for tourism purposes and now has the easiest entry requirements in Southeast Asia.
Following up on the news of Vietnam reopening and the minimal entry requirements that travelers need to adhere to in order to enter the country, it now seems that Vietnam is in fact the easiest country to enter in the region of Southeast Asia.
Why Vietnam Now Has The Easiest Entry Requirements In Southeast Asia
Firstly – unlike other nations in Southeast Asia that have also reopened for tourists – Vietnam does not require visitors to present a Covid-19 vaccine certificate, or certificate showing proof of recovery, when entering the country.
Also, there is no requirement to undergo any quarantine, whatsoever.
Basically, that now means that whether you are fully vaccinated – or not – all visitors follow the same guidelines for entry.
And, what is required of travelers is pretty minimal – with the following being all that you now need to do in order to enter Vietnam:
- take a Covid-19 RT-PCR or RT-LAMP test no more than three days (72 hours) prior to your departure, OR;
- take a Covid-19 rapid antigen test no more than one day (24 hours) prior to your departure.
However, this does not apply to visitors that are aged 2 and under.
- complete an online health declaration form before arrival
- download the ‘PC-Covid’ app before arrival
- purchase health insurance – which covers Covid-19 medical expenses.
With regards to visa requirements, Vietnam has reopened its E-visa website – where citizens from 80 countries can apply for a 30-day (single entry) tourist visa.
The country has also resumed its visa exemption scheme for nationals from thirteen nations – including the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Italy.
How Do Vietnam’s Entry Requirements Compare To Other Southeast Asian Countries?
The main reason why Vietnam is now considered to be the easiest country to enter in Southeast Asia is due to there being no requirement for travelers to show proof of their vaccination status.
Whereas, other nations in the region have different entry requirements – which apply to vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors.
Let’s take a look at what the entry requirements are for four other popular Southeast Asian destinations – with each of the below being ranked in order of ease of entry.