Vaccine passport application puts people’s safety first

Vaccine passport application puts people’s safety first

The Prime Minister has instructed the Ministry of Health to coordinate with relevant ministries and agencies to consider appropriate anti-pandemic measures when applying vaccine passports, said Deputy Minister Tran Van... Read more »
Vietnam prioritises safety for people amid COVID-19

Vietnam prioritises safety for people amid COVID-19

The Ministry of Health will join hands with relevant ministries and sectors to study and recommend the Government the suitable time to apply vaccine passports, with safety for locals being... Read more »
Vaccine passport remains a difficult project

Vaccine passport remains a difficult project

While some countries are promoting the vaccine passports with the hope of opening international tourism soon and recovering their economies, the Vietnamese government is carefully considering a pilot before applying... Read more »
Vietnam prepares to welcome foreign visitors back

Vietnam prepares to welcome foreign visitors back

With efforts to both control and prevent the spread of COVID-19 and ensure economic development, along with the serious implementation of pilot projects regarding “vaccine passports”, the tourism sector expects... Read more »
Low immunity rate, varying vaccine efficacy concerns behind Việt Nam’s cautious approach to ‘vaccine passports’

Low immunity rate, varying vaccine efficacy concerns behind Việt Nam’s cautious approach to ‘vaccine passports’

Vietnamese citizens repatriated from Taiwan (China) in protective suits on April 12, 2021, prepare to be transported to 14-day stay at centralised quarantine facilities. — VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI —... Read more »
US newspaper lauds Vietnam’s drastic approach to COVID-19

US newspaper lauds Vietnam’s drastic approach to COVID-19

The US’s newswire vox.com on April 23 published an article highlighting Vietnam’s effective measures against the COVID-19 pandemic, affirming that early and drastic actions such as border shutdown have helped... Read more »
Vaccine passport clarity key for aviation industry

Vaccine passport clarity key for aviation industry

Vietnam’s aviation industry is now waiting for recovery on the possibility of international acceptance of so-called vaccine passports – however, there remains uncertainty in this path. Tony Foster, managing partner... Read more »
Tourism experts divided over proposed ‘vaccine passport’ arrivals in Quang Nam

Tourism experts divided over proposed ‘vaccine passport’ arrivals in Quang Nam

With Quang Nam Province awaiting government approval to welcome foreign travelers vaccinated against Covid-19, some experts showed support for the pilot project while others expressed their concern. Read more »
Experts advocate Quang Nam’s proposal to welcome int’l Covid-19 vaccine passport holders

Experts advocate Quang Nam’s proposal to welcome int’l Covid-19 vaccine passport holders

Leading experts believe if Vietnam won’t take initiative in implementing vaccine passport mechanism, it would fall behind in the world's market-opening race. Read more »
Southeast Asian countries tighten COVID-19 prevention measures

Southeast Asian countries tighten COVID-19 prevention measures

The Thai government has announced it will adopt the vaccine passport, a certificate of vaccination, for use as an official travel document for those already vaccinated against COVID-19. Read more »
Vietnam’s Quang Nam, home to Hoi An, plans to welcome international tourists carrying ‘vaccine passports’

Vietnam’s Quang Nam, home to Hoi An, plans to welcome international tourists carrying ‘vaccine passports’

The central province of Quang Nam, home to UNESCO-recognized Hoi An Ancient Town, is expected to be Vietnam’s first locality to apply ‘vaccine passport’ policy once approved by the prime... Read more »
Quang Nam seeks green-light for ‘vaccine passport’ arrivals

Quang Nam seeks green-light for ‘vaccine passport’ arrivals

Quang Nam province, home to UNESCO-recognised Hoi An ancient town, expects to welcome vaccinated international tourists who have negative COVID-19 test results and can stay in two cordoned off... Read more »
Quang Nam seeks approval stamp for ‘vaccine passport’ arrivals

Quang Nam seeks approval stamp for ‘vaccine passport’ arrivals

Quang Nam wants to welcome vaccinated international visitors with negative Covid-19 test results who can stay in two cordoned off resorts and be securely escorted around. Read more »
Quang Nam wants to welcome vaccinated foreigners without quarantine

Quang Nam wants to welcome vaccinated foreigners without quarantine

Quang Nam Province wants to welcome international visitors having vaccinated against Covid-19 and having tested negative for the coronavirus to two closed resorts. Read more »
Covid-19 protocol no problem, say foreigners keenly awaiting Vietnam return

Covid-19 protocol no problem, say foreigners keenly awaiting Vietnam return

Foreigners from many countries are eagerly awaiting a chance to return to Vietnam, buoyed by news that the country's considering entry permission for vaccine passport holders. Read more »
Health Ministry proposes to halve quarantine time for vaccine passport holders

Health Ministry proposes to halve quarantine time for vaccine passport holders

The Ministry of Health has recommended that the centralized quarantine period for those entering the country with a Covid-19 vaccine passport should be halved to seven days. Read more »
Health ministry wants quarantine for vaccine passport holders halved to 1 week

Health ministry wants quarantine for vaccine passport holders halved to 1 week

The Ministry of Health has recommended that the quarantine period for those entering the country with a Covid-19 vaccine passport should be halved to seven days. Read more »

Compulsory COVID-19 related insurance a must for inbound, outbound travellers: experts

Tourists row boats at Tiên Định agro-ecological tourist area at Phú Thuận A Commune in Đồng Tháp Province’s Hồng Ngự District. VNA/VNS Photo Chương Đài HÀ NỘI – Travel firms... Read more »

Vietnam hastens plan for ‘vaccine passport’ acceptance

Vietnam’s central-level authorities have announced new progress in the roll-out of protocols that would make it easier for international visitors and stranded Vietnamese with COVID-19 vaccination certificates, informally known as ‘vaccine... Read more »
Three groups with vaccine passport expected to allow entering Vietnam

Three groups with vaccine passport expected to allow entering Vietnam

Vietnamese stranded abroad, foreign investors, and vaccinated tourists are three groups who might be able to enter Vietnam with a vaccine passport, officials say. Read more »
Steering Committee discusses COVID-19 vaccine passport roadmap

Steering Committee discusses COVID-19 vaccine passport roadmap

The National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control on Friday discussed plans to bring overseas Vietnamese home, receive experts and tourists, and analyze possible risks. Read more »
Vietnam accelerates vaccination to meet pandemic prevention, economic development goals

Vietnam accelerates vaccination to meet pandemic prevention, economic development goals

The National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control on Friday discussed plans to bring overseas Vietnamese home, receive experts and tourists, and analyze possible risks. Read more »
Distorted information on South China Sea doesn’t change facts: spokesperson

Distorted information on South China Sea doesn’t change facts: spokesperson

Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Lê Thị Thu Hằng at Thursday press briefing in Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo Phạm Kiên HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Foreign... Read more »
Vietnam yet to issue specific entry requirements for vaccinated people: Spokesperson

Vietnam yet to issue specific entry requirements for vaccinated people: Spokesperson

Vietnam has not yet issued specific entry requirements for people who are vaccinated against COVID-19, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said at the ministry’s regular press conference in... Read more »
Vietnam eyes ‘vaccine passport’ acceptance

Vietnam eyes ‘vaccine passport’ acceptance

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has urged the Ministry of Transport to build a protocol that would grant shortened quarantine to inbound travelers with COVID-19 vaccination certificates, informally known... Read more »
Covid vaccine passport to be accepted in Singapore next month

Covid vaccine passport to be accepted in Singapore next month

Singapore's aviation regulator said on Monday that this country will accept Covid vaccine passport that contains digital certificate for Covid-19 tests and vaccines, becoming one of the first countries to... Read more »
WHO disapproves Covid vaccine passport at the moment

WHO disapproves Covid vaccine passport at the moment

WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris said on Monday that The World Health Organization would not back Covid vaccine passports at the moment due to uncertainty over whether inoculation prevents transmission of... Read more »
Busy days ahead for deal-making

Busy days ahead for deal-making

Both online and offline investment promotion activities are taking place, and expect to boom when Vietnam opens up again to the world. Read more »
Bamboo Airways ready for international routes via vaccine passport

Bamboo Airways ready for international routes via vaccine passport

A Bamboo Airways representative said that the company is poised to become the first to use the IATA Travel Pass for international flights after getting approval from the Civil Aviation Authority... Read more »
Bamboo Airways ready for international routes through vaccine passport application

Bamboo Airways ready for international routes through vaccine passport application

A Bamboo Airways representative said that the company is poised to become the first to use the IATA Travel Pass for international flights after getting approval from the Civil Aviation Authority... Read more »
Vietnam weighs vaccine passport pros and cons

Vietnam weighs vaccine passport pros and cons

Vaccine passports and the resumption of international flights were high on the agenda of the monthly Cabinet meeting on Wednesday. Read more »
Vietnam prepares scenarios for vaccine passport usage

Vietnam prepares scenarios for vaccine passport usage

Vietnam prepares scenarios for vaccine passport usage Read more »
COVID-19 vaccine passport scheme needs to be done step by step: health official

COVID-19 vaccine passport scheme needs to be done step by step: health official

A doctor in Khánh Hoà Province holds up a vial containing AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. — VNA/VNS Photo Phan Sáu HÀ NỘI — COVID-19 vaccine passports are a hotly debated issue... Read more »
Deputy Health Minister: vaccine passport scheme needs to be done step by step

Deputy Health Minister: vaccine passport scheme needs to be done step by step

Deputy Health Minister Truong Quoc Cuong said at the regular Government press conference on March 31 that the Health Minister is still studying and working on scenarios for the use... Read more »
Aviation agency proposes exempting vaccinated foreigners from quarantine from September

Aviation agency proposes exempting vaccinated foreigners from quarantine from September

Vietnamese aviation authorities proposed allowing vaccinated foreign passengers into the country from September without requiring centralized quarantine. Read more »
Việt Nam wants US help in setting up two central Centres for Disease Control: Minister

Việt Nam wants US help in setting up two central Centres for Disease Control: Minister

Staff at Hà Nội City’s Centre for Disease Control (CDC) handling collected COVID-19 samples for testing. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Quyết HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese health minister Nguyễn Thanh Long... Read more »
Vietnam plans for application of ‘vaccine passport’

Vietnam plans for application of ‘vaccine passport’

The Ministry of Health is detailing a plan on the regime, location, isolation time, medical testing and monitoring for COVID-19 vaccine passport holders. Read more »
Thailand in talks for travel bubbles

Thailand in talks for travel bubbles

Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul has confirmed that Thailand is in talks for travel bubbles with several countries. Read more »
Enterprises wait for circulation of “vaccine passport”

Enterprises wait for circulation of “vaccine passport”

VCN - Many tourism and labor export enterprises are expecting the "vaccine passport" to promote the opening of the tourism market and labor exportmarket. Read more »

Foreigners conflicted about allowing people into Vietnam with vaccine passport

While foreigners would like the government to allow them in with vaccine passports, people living in Vietnam are wary. Read more »
Deploying “Vaccine Passport” in Vietnam: safety first

Deploying “Vaccine Passport” in Vietnam: safety first

The vaccine passport, called digital green pass by EU, is seen as a new move to ensure safety for people travelling cross border. Read more »
Vietnam readies IT infrastructure for Covid-19 vaccine passports

Vietnam readies IT infrastructure for Covid-19 vaccine passports

Related agencies and telecom providers say information technology infrastructure for handling Covid-19 vaccine passports will be ready next month. Read more »
Vietnam should allow certain destinations to welcome back foreigners: experts

Vietnam should allow certain destinations to welcome back foreigners: experts

Vietnam should designate certain destinations to welcome vaccinated foreigners back while residents in these localities are inoculated against Covid-19 to boost 'herd immunity,' experts said. Read more »
PM orders consideration of ‘Covid-19 vaccine passport’ for economic, travel recovery

PM orders consideration of ‘Covid-19 vaccine passport’ for economic, travel recovery

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc required relevant agencies to draw up plans for the "Covid-19 vaccine passport" implementation to soon help the tourism and aviation sectors recover. Read more »
‘Vaccine passports’ shouldn’t be a passport to undue risk: experts

‘Vaccine passports’ shouldn’t be a passport to undue risk: experts

There is no compelling case for Vietnam to begin accepting Covid-19 "vaccine passports" with any alacrity, experts say. Read more »
Vietnam to study ‘vaccine passport’ and reopening international flights: PM

Vietnam to study ‘vaccine passport’ and reopening international flights: PM

Vietnam's prime minister asked the Ministry of Health to coordinate with relevant ministries and agencies to consider appropriate anti-pandemic measures when applying "vaccine passport". Read more »
PM orders consideration of Covid ‘vaccine passport’ for economic, travel recovery

PM orders consideration of Covid ‘vaccine passport’ for economic, travel recovery

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc ordered relevant agencies to map out plans for "Covid-19 vaccine passport" implementation to soon help tourism and aviation sectors recover. Read more »
Vietnam should test out ‘vaccine passports’ on certain groups: experts

Vietnam should test out ‘vaccine passports’ on certain groups: experts

Vietnam should first test out "vaccine passports" on certain groups of entrants before the policy could be officially applied. Read more »
Vietnam tourism officials to debate on the idea of Covid-19 vaccine passports

Vietnam tourism officials to debate on the idea of Covid-19 vaccine passports

On Thursday, Nguyen Trung Khanh, head of the Vietnam National Admisnitration of Tourism said the administration is working with relevant agencies to order to open for vaccinated tourists entering Vietnam,... Read more »
‘Digital vaccine passport’ under consideration in Vietnam

‘Digital vaccine passport’ under consideration in Vietnam

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism is working with relevant agencies on opening up to welcome foreign tourists who have obtained a Covid-19 "vaccine passport". Read more »
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