Fiona

How to tell which variant of Covid-19 you have

The delta variant had been dominant since December of 2020 and caused a devastating spike in hospitalizations and deaths. That was the story before Omicron was identified by South African researchers. With super high transmission, the Omicron variant has quickly taken over as the dominant strain of the virus worldwide. If you’re diagnosed with COVID-19 or you think you might …

Read More »

New regulations on Vietnam visa extension in 2022

The Covid19 outbreak has had a big impact on our travel and it also caused continual changes in immigration regulations. To keep you updated on the rules; here is the latest information on Vietnamese visa extension in early 2022. Tourist visa Auto extension for tourist visas (applicable for visitors entering Vietnam after March 01st, 2020) was stopped since January 15th, …

Read More »

Procedures of getting Vietnam business visa in 2022

Vietnam has imposed restrictions on travel since 2020 in order to control the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak.  Thereby, the procedure of getting a business visa for Vietnam is much more complicated and time-consuming. Let’s see what you need and how much you have to pay for a Vietnam business visa.   Visa validity The business visa is valid for …

Read More »

Vietnam to fully reopen borders to travelers in March

According to official dispatch No.43/TB-VPCP dated February 16, 2022 of the Government Office notifying the direction of Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, Vietnam will reopen borders to tourists from March 15th under new normal conditions. The Deputy Prime Minister asked the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to work with the Ministries of Health and Foreign Affairs to compose …

Read More »

New quarantine rules for travelers to Vietnam: self-isolate at home for 3 days

The travelers who have been fully vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19 (in the last 6 months) are allowed to self-isolate at home or place of residence for the first three days instead of centralized quarantine for seven days, the Health Ministry announced Thursday. Under guidelines that the ministry has issued regarding Covid-19 prevention rules starting January 1, 2022, all travelers …

Read More »

Vietnam to reopen some destinations for international visitors since November

Vietnam is set to step-by-step reopen for international tourists by June 2022. The Phu Quoc island, Khanh Hoa, Quang Nam, Danang, and Quang Ninh are the first destinations welcoming vaccinated visitors in November. The first phase of the reopening trial program would be the base to conduct the second phase in January 2022 and the last phase. The effectiveness of …

Read More »

Common misconceptions about Covid-19 vaccines

According to a survey by Kaiser Family Foundation, around 14% of Americans answered they will not get vaccinated. Ten percent say they will see how vaccines work for others and only 3% say they will get vaccinated if it is mandatory. There are many reasons for their hesitancy to receive the vaccine – some of which are based on false …

Read More »

Vietnam cuts quarantine time for fully vaccinated travelers

The Ministry of Health updated entry requirements on August 4th for fully vaccinated travelers, saying that the international travelers must complete only 7-day quarantine if they meet the following requirements: Have a proof of negative PRC test for coronavirus 72 hours before travel by air into Vietnam. Have a vaccination certificate. The last dose must be done at least 14 …

Read More »

Vietnam receives over 90,000 doses of Pfizer Vaccine

As per statement made by a representative of the Ministry of Health on July 5th, the first batch of over 99,0000 doses of Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine arrived at Noi Bai airport in the morning of July 7th. More 3 million doses are scheduled to be delivered in the third quarter and approximately 28 million doses will be available in quarter III …

Read More »