Vietnam suspends visas for all foreign arrivals to limit Covid-19 from 18 March to 18 April

3/19/2020 5:16:17 AM

Starting from 18 March to 18 April, Vietnam will stop issuing new visas to all foreigners in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19.

The restriction applies to arrivals from all countries and territories, except for those who are eligible for visa waivers, including overseas Vietnamese and those who have to enter the country for special matters, like experts and highly-skilled workers. However, they must have the medical statements which show that they are negative for COVID-19.

Moreover, people coming from the U.S., Europe and Southeast Asian nations will be sent to medical camps for centralized quarantine for 14 days. The rest will be quarantined at home or other places of accommodation under supervision by local authorities.

Up to date, Vietnam reports 68 cases of COVID-19, among them 16 were discharged from the hospitals.

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