Vietnam is the only Southeast Asian country to fully reopen international tourism

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Vietnam is one of four Asia-Pacific countries, and is the only Southeast Asian country that has reopened international tourism without any Covid restrictions according to Harry Hwang, UNWTO’s executive director for Asia-Pacific at an online conference in South Korea. UNWTO’s Destination Tracker tool showed that up to June 17, 52 countries have fully reopened their borders to foreign tourists.

Foreign visitors entering Vietnam are not required to be quarantined, present vaccination certification/negative Covid test results or submit health declarations before entry. The domestic tourism market is also witnessing a strong recovery post reopening. Due to easy travel policies and regulations, in the early months of 2022, Vietnam’s tourism welcomed a domestic tourism boom with a number of up to 60.8 million, the number of international arrivals into Vietnam also increased significantly, nearly 511 thousand arrivals in the first 6 months of this year. These are encouraging numbers for Vietnam’s tourism industry.

Entering 2022, the entry and isolation regulations to prevent the COVID-19 epidemic were gradually loosened. Tourism in many Southeast Asian countries has begun to restart.
From July 1, the Thai government requires all visitors to enter the country to have a passport, a certificate of the full dose of the COVID vaccine, or a negative COVID test within 72 hours, and a valid visa.
Visiting Indonesia, foreign visitors must also show a certificate of COVID-19 vaccination.

Following the removal of several limitations, Singapore Tourism now accepts a sizable number of visitors from other countries.
As for Vietnam, the Government has removed the strict entry regulations. From May 15, 2022 foreign tourists entering Vietnam only need to have an entry letter (except for cases where they are exempted from applying for a visa) and a valid passport.

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