Vietnam plans to drop Covid test on arrival


Vietnam quickly reopened to international visitors last spring after being largely closed for two years.

When I wrote about my arrival experience last week (read more here), I noted that it would be back to business as usual if there was no need for a Covid test before the departure.

Now there is news from Vietnam (I’m typing this in the SGN International Departure Lounge) that the Ministry of Health has proposed that covid testing for arriving passengers be dropped.

Here is an excerpt from the VN Express:

The Health Ministry on Thursday proposed that Vietnam suspend Covid-19 testing requirements for those arriving in the country by air.

“The proposal to suspend the pre-entry Covid-19 testing requirement for flight arrivals will be consistent with the rest of the world and provide consistency across technical units on disease prevention measures for arrivals,” a- he declared.

My entry experience:

My experience of entering Vietnam in May 2022


Southeast Asian countries reopened this spring with minimal red tape. The only ‘hangover’ has been the pre-departure covid test for some countries, but they also seem to be on their way out.


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