The Covid-19 pandemic threatens peoples’ health all over the world. Therefore, the government of Vietnam trying to protect public health by preventing epidemics and limiting entry. The fact that foreigners enter Vietnam during the current outbreak, has led to many notable changes. Below, we would like to summarize the legal provisions and procedures for foreigners entering Vietnam during Covid-19 time.
Step 1: Apply for entry approval at the People’s Committee
The Enterprises send documents to invite experts/technical workers/investors/business managers and relatives (if applicable) to the Department of Labor – Invalids and Social Affairs or Management Board of Industrial area (if the Enterprise is located in an industrial area).
Timeline: From 20 working days to 25 working days
Step 2: Apply for an entry letter at the Immigration Department
The Enterprises send entry applications for experts/ technical workers/ investors/ business managers and relatives (if any) to the Immigration Department along with the approval letter of the People’s Committee.
Timeline: 05 – 07 working days.
Step 3: Send the dossiers of the isolation plan to the Department of Health
The Enterprises develop a plan to isolate experts/technical workers/investors/business managers and their relatives (if applicable) and send it to the Department of Health along with the entry approval letter of the People’s Committee
Note: In case the companies are located in Ho Chi Minh City and they have experts/technical workers/investors/business managers and their relatives (if applicable) entering and quarantining in Ho Chi Minh City, they do not need to do Step 3.
Note: Depending on each province/city, after the above 3 Steps, the Enterprises and foreigners also have to fulfill some additional requirements on the immigration process according to the immigration policies of that province/city.
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