Vietnam govt should create clarity in reopening

February 9, 2022 | 10:53 pm PT
Vietnam govt should create clarity in reopening
A foreign woman undergoes customs check at Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi, March 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Ba Do
Foreigners are pushing for Vietnam to fully reopen quickly with clear and specific instructions.

"The Vietnamese government should finally announce when the borders will reopen and how to get visas again. It is now time to create clarity so that flights and hotels can be booked. The Philippines open on February 10th and Malaysia on March 1st. Vietnam can't wait any longer or it will lose its tourists."

"I hope there will be more news about a specific date soon. All the involved departments had two years time to prepare this but now a lot have to be done. Nobody is going to book flights or hotels if there is no specific date. People will just go elsewhere- Thailand, Philippines, Cambodia or Malaysia. Think of all the people working in the tourism industry."

"Insurance and PCR test before departure are ok. But please offer visa-on-arrival again, and skip all those immigration approvals from local and national authorities! It must also be clear, how a vaccinated tourist arriving in HCMC can proceed to holiday destinations like Da Nang or Phu Quoc, without having to stay in quarantine in HCMC for 3 days!"

"Just copy and paste Thailand or other country regulation that already open, you can save a lot of time, tourist happy with the clear regulation, and is a win win for everybody, happy ending."

"Time for action.... Announce the date and open tourist visa now effective from opening date.... Please!!!!"

"For sure the government need to do everything very carefully and they do! I hope the decision for the opening - independent of the date - will come soon, because the European people book now the summer holiday - and....THEY WANT TO COME IN THIS WONDERFUL COUNTRY! I am sure everything will be good soon and the decisions will come right after Tet! We should keep thinking positive and looking forward to a successful future."
Martin Stiermann

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