14 countries accept Vietnam's vaccine passport

By Viet Anh    February 17, 2022 | 04:24 am PT
14 countries accept Vietnam's vaccine passport
A passenger (R) has his papers checked at the Tan Son Nhat Airport in HCMC on Jan 27, 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
With four more countries accepting Vietnam's vaccine passport, the total number has gone up to 14, foreign ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang said Thursday.

The four new countries are Egypt, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Turkey. By Jan. 20, Australia, Belarus, Cambodia, India, Japan, Maldives, Palestine, the Philippines, the U.K. and the U.S. already accepted Vietnam's vaccine passport.

Other partners are dealing with some technical matters before confirming their acceptance, she added, without elaborating.

Meanwhile, Vietnam has not increased the number of partners that it accepts vaccine passports from, keeping it at 79 countries and territories.

"The foreign ministry and its representatives in other countries are working on this issue to promote people's traveling."

As Vietnam has decided to reopens international tourism on March 15, Hang said the foreign ministry will work closely with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to provide a set of complete measures for the reopening, including the policy for granting visas as directed by the government.

In general, people will be provided a visa in line with existing regulations such as the Law on Foreigners' Entry Into, Exit From, Transit Through, and Residence in Vietnam, she said.

Overseas Vietnamese having valid documents can also enter Vietnam under the same law.

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